SRH finally won their 2nd game in IPL 2021. They won this game after having last won on April 21, 2021. SRH despite the win sit at the bottom of the table with 4 points. They will be facing current table toppers, CSK who sit pretty with 16 points, lets analyze more about SRH vs CSK.
SRH vs CSK: Form preview
Have the risers finally risen?
SRH finally bagged a win after 5 consecutive losses. Their win over RR came more as a relief than anything else. Jason Roy who replaced David Warner got going right from ball one. He brilliantly attacked a toothless RR attack. Roy will be crucial to SRH’s chances against a well rounded CSK’s bowling unit. The emergence of Jason Holder has helped SRH finally nail down their 4 overseas options. Bhuvneshwar Kumar looks in better rhythm too. Kane Williamson rightly provided the winning touches to only their 2nd win of the season. They will be severely tested against a dominant CSK side.
CSK’s juggernaut looks unstoppable:
CSK are the only team that has remained unbeaten in the 2nd leg of IPL 2021. If they were good in India, they have been brilliant in UAE. Their all-weather team has brushed aside oppositions without any fuss. The closest they came to a defeat was against KKR but they overcame that hurdle too. CSK look too good a team to be even challenged by SRH at this moment.
Which players will be match-winners in this game?
David Warner has 6 fifty-plus scores in the last 9 innings against CSK striking at 151.97. But SRH have already started looking beyond him. Jason Roy will need to step up in his absence.
Faf du Plessis has been in fine form in IPL 2021. He will be keen to put on a grand show against SRH.
Rashid Khan has tremendous numbers against CSK. He will be the key to contain CSK’s middle order.
Moeen Ali will be targeting SRH’s bowlers in the middle overs.
Probable Playing XI:
Sunrisers Hyderabad predicted XI:
Jason Roy/David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma
Chennai Super Kings predicted XI:
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo/Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazelwood
What do stats say about SRH vs CSK?
SRH and CSK have played 15 IPL games against each other.
SRH has won 4 games. CSK has won 11 matches.
SRH’s highest score against CSK is 192. CSK’s highest score against SRH is 223.
SRH’s lowest score against CSK is 139. CSK’s lowest score against SRH is 132.
Sharjah pitch has behaved strangely. It hasn’t been a true surface. Batsmen have failed to get going. Teams will find it difficult to chase a par score in these conditions.
A high of 37 degrees and a low of 31 degrees is expected. There are no chances of rain. Dew might have its say later in the innings.
Teams batting first have won 60% of the games at this venue. But of late owing to the dew, teams have preferred chasing at this venue. This season the average scores have come down drastically. A score of around 150+ will be challenging at Sharjah.
It is a true David vs Goliath battle. SRH have to play out of their skins to challenge CSK.