CSK vs SRH Match Preview and Predication XI
Two teams who no one would expect to be at the bottom, go head to head tonight. CSK and SRH are at the 7th and 8th positions respectively, winning just 1 of their first 3 matches.
VACATION’S OVER FOR CHENNAI
Vacation aka break can ruin a team’s momentum but in times of peril, it can be a boon to reflect on the past mistakes. Since their second consecutive loss, CSK has had a 6 day break. The much-needed break might have helped them to reiterate their agendas going ahead in the season.
There are a lot of headaches when it comes to picking the perfect eleven for the match. Dwayne Bravo is fit but Sam Curran hasn’t done much wrong to be left out. Imran Tahir could be the answer to their spin troubles but which foreigner does he replace? Shardul can come in for Chawla and then Ngidi can make way for Tahir.
UAE NOT CHEPAUK
UAE till now has been quite fair when it comes to the pitches, giving both the fast and the spin bowlers opportunities should they display skill. At the time of the auction, when CSK built a heavy spin side on the presumption that they’re to play 7 matches in Chepauk, Chennai which naturally is very spin friendly. But their spin contingent hasn’t lived up to the expectations. Their wickets count has been lesser and the economy higher than what their captain would’ve liked.
Rayudu’s return will strengthen the middle order which looked very thin in the last 2 matches. his inclusion could mean Ruturaj Gaikwad’s departure but the young batsman can be sent to open the innings instead of Murli Vijay.
HYDERABAD – FINALLY SOME CALM IN CAMP
Hyderabad looks settled now that Williamson is donning the middle order duties. Warner and Bairstow have gotten the runs, though not in the most fluent fashion, but that doesn’t look much of a worry. More importantly, the bowlers have ticked. Both Bhuvi and Rashid have hit the ground running.The young T Natarajan bowled yorkers to perfection in the last match and choked the batsmen.
PRIYAM GARG THE FINISHER?
Priyam Garg, the U19 Indian Captain has not received a settled batting position in the SRH side. With the heavy top 4, the highest he can bat is at 5 and that finishing role seems to be a very uncomfortable position for him as he is generally a top-order batsman. If Vijay Shankar’s niggle is sorted out, he can replace Garg to provide some ammunition in the finishing department and he can also bowl the odd overs.
CSK: Shane Watson, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, M S Dhoni(c,wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi/Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla
SRH: David Warner(c), Johnny Bairstow(wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg/Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
DATE: 2nd October 2020
PLACE: Dubai International Stadium, Dubai
TIME: 7:30 pm IST
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