CSK began the tournament on a slightly slippery note. They posted a good total against DC but failed to defend that. CSK came back strongly in the 2nd game and blew away PK. They picked up crucial wickets in the powerplay to dent PK’s innings.
CSK 2.0 in IPL 2021:
CSK put a dominant performance in the game against RR. They comfortably won against them and stormed to the 2nd spot in the points table. CSK boast of having the best Net Run Rate among teams currently. Their experienced outfit has mastered the conditions at Mumbai smartly.
CSK are one of the most balanced teams in the IPL. They are on a roll and even a spirited KKR fightback couldn’t stop them from winning. CSK demolished RCB in their last game at the Wankhede. They are the table toppers and look unstoppable.
SRH’s unfamiliar struggles:
Sunrisers Hyderabad have played all their games at the Chepauk, Chennai. They lost their first 3 games from a position where they could have won the match. SRH’s infamous middle order again proved to be their Achilles heel. They literally seem to have no answers to the batting collapses. SRH finally won against PK and won comfortably. The return of Kane Williamson has strengthened the squad. He almost took them to victory against DC but faltered at the last step. SRH have been let down by some questionable tactics. They will look to put all of this away when they reach Delhi to take on CSK.
CSK vs SRH: Favourites?
CSK are flying high on confidence. They are currently ranked 2nd in the points table albeit they have played 1 game less. There is a chance of them topping the table if they defeat SRH. The orange army on the other hand are desperate for a win. They will look at the change in venue for inspiration. It promises to be an intriguing contest. CSK are overwhelming favourites heading into this game.
Which players will be match-winners in this game?
Faf du Plessis has been in fine form in IPL 2021. He will be keen to put on a grand show against SRH.
If Ambati Rayudu is declared unfit, there is a chance for Robin Uthappa to showcase his prowess.
David Warner will like to lead the charge against CSK. He has 5 fifty plus scores in the last 8 innings against CSK striking at 151.97.
Ravindra Jadeja is at the peak of his prowess in IPL 2021. He looks like an unstoppable force this season.
Manish Pandey in all likelihood is set to make a comeback. He will be eager to stamp his authority.
Probable Playing XI:
Chennai Super Kings predicted XI:
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C&WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Sunrisers Hyderabad predicted XI:
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Abhishek Sharma/ Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed
What do stats say about CSK vs SRH?
CSK and SRH have played 14 IPL games against each other.
CSK has won 10 matches. SRH has won 4 games.
CSK’s highest score against SRH is 223. SRH’s highest score against CSK is 192.
CSK’s lowest score against SRH is 132. SRH’s lowest score against CSK is 139.
The Delhi pitch is a low and slow surface that aids spin bowling. Bowlers taking pace of the ball succeed in these conditions. Toss might not play that big a factor as scoring may get difficult in the 2nd innings. Dew might offset that disadvantage to a certain extent.
A high of 42 degrees and a low of 25 degrees is expected. There are no chances of rain. Dew might play a big factor and teams will prefer to chase under such weather conditions.
150 is the average score at this venue.
It is a battle between CSK’s momentum and SRH’s temperament. CSK start favourites in this game but SRH will be keen to prove a point.