IPL 2018, 46th Match, Chennai Super Kings vs Sun Risers Hyderabad
Sunday, May 13, 2018, Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
In a bid to consolidate their place in the top 2 positions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are set to host the table toppers Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) in the first game on Sunday (May 13) in Pune. Play to start at 04:00 pm IST.
Chennai need to win this game badly, who are coming into this game with a defeat to Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur. On the other hand, Sun Risers Hyderabad are on a high with six straight wins in their previous six games which is also their record winning streak.
CSK need to work on their death bowling before taking field in this game, especially Dwayne Bravo struggling to pick up a wicket in the recent past. Managing to pick up just a wicket in his last four games is clearly evident that there is a dip in his form.
First Match Result in the ongoing season:
Suresh Raina (54*) and Ambati Rayudu (79) with their half-centuries led Chennai Super Kings towards a respectable total. With Dhoni’s hitting coming into action in the end, CSK finished with 182 for 3 in their 20 overs. In the chase, Sun Risers Hyderabad led by Kane Williamson (84) came so close only to fell short by 4 runs in the end.
Head to Head Record:
Both these teams have played seven IPL games against each other in which Chennai Super Kings has won five. In the last 5 games against each other, CSK has won five games. Also, Chennai has defeated SRH in their first game in this eleventh edition of IPL.
Favorites to win:
If there is any tough question in the ongoing season, then it is definitely predicting the winner between these two team. Both teams are equally strong enough to beat each other and both are in superb form with both bat and the ball. One has to witness the battle to know the winner of this match.
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi, KM Asif, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, David Willey, Kanishk Seth, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan
Sun Risers Hyderabad: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Shikhar Dhawan, Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Siddarth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Carlos Brathwaite, Shakib al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Jordan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan, Ricky Bhui, Tanmay Agarwal