CSK vs SRH: Chennai Super Kings Anbati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo, who have not achieved the desired results in the previous matches due to the failure of the batsmen, will be on the field with more strength in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Sunrisers Hyderabad today.
Rayudu, who was the hero of Chennai’s victory over Mumbai Indians in the inaugural match of the IPL, could not play in the next two games due to muscle stretch, while Bravo was injured during the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) and has not yet played any match in this season of the IPL. CSK CEO KS Vishwanathan said that both Rayudu and Bravo are now fit and ready for the selection.
Both the teams suffered defeat in two of their first three games and the main reason for this is not to balance their middle order. Rayudu’s fitness means that he can be replaced by Murli Vijay who is in a bad form, but captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will have to change the entire batting order for Bravo.
However, Kedar Jadhav’s poor form will certainly be a matter of concern for Dhoni, as there is no proper option in the team to take his place. Bravo was replaced by Sam Curran and he has so far impressed with both his bowling and batting in chennai’s first three games. To keep Bravo in the team, Dhoni will have to keep out one of Shane Watson or Josh Hazelwood.
Hyderabad needs a big hitter:
On the other hand, Kane Williamson’s arrival has strengthened the Sunrisers’ middle-order, making him successful in registering his first win after two defeats. Johnny Bairstow and David Warner are also contributing and sunrisers need a good big hitter in the middle order, as the team may be in trouble when Bairstow, Warner and Williamson fail. Abdul Samad of Kashmir has raised expectations, while Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma need to improve their game.
Both alike in bowling:
The bowling department of both the teams looks the same. Chennai’s Deepak Chahar, Hazlewood, Curran, Ravindra Jadeja and Piyush Chawla can prove useful on dubai’s slow wicket, while Sunrisers have met T Natarajan as a death-overs expert who can prove to be a good ally of number one bowler Rashid Khan in T-20 in the world. Rashid had performed brilliantly with three wickets against The Delhi Capitals.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (Captain and wk), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo.
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed.