Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team made a great comeback after losing the first match. He has won four matches in a row and now he will be expected to continue the victory campaign at the new venue Ferozeshah Kotla ground.
New Delhi. Performing well as an organized unit after losing the first match Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team in Indian Premier League (IPL) here on Wednesday Sunrisers Hyderabad Will start as a strong contender for victory against. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team made a great comeback after losing the first match. He has won four matches in a row and now he will be expected to continue the victory campaign at the new venue Ferozeshah Kotla ground. The 2020 season for three subsequent champions Chennai was not good, but this time the experienced players of the team have joined them who are leaving their impact. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has played a key role in CSK’s win. Jadeja single-handedly won the team by adding 37 runs in the last over against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday. He also took wickets with his right-handed bowling and showed his brilliance in fielding as well.
Openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Duplessis are in good form while Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu need big innings. CSK batsmen will be aware of Rashid Khan’s challenge but the rest of the Sunrisers bowlers are unable to play, which is his weak side. Sunrisers rely heavily on their overseas players captain David Warner, opener Johnny Bairstow, New Zealand giants Kane Williamson and Rashid. The poor performance of the Indian players in his team is a matter of concern for him. Sunrisers batting is very much dependent on the top order and the weakness of the team comes to the fore if the top batsmen are not able to run. There are Indian players in the middle order who are unable to walk and if the Sunrisers are to move forward then their team management will have to overcome this weakness soon. Warner will also have to recover from poor form as soon as possible. He will have to play in front of CSK fast bowler Deepak Chahar who specializes in getting wickets initially.
Apart from Chahar, Jadeja, veteran Imran Tahir and Sam Karen are also bowling well for CSK. Bowling is a matter of concern for the Sunrisers. He is dependent on Rashid in this department but the opposition team can score good runs in the remaining 16 overs. Veteran Bhuvneshwar Kumar has not been able to perform consistently, while Yarker specialist T Natarajan has suffered a setback due to his withdrawal due to injury. The teams are: Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadishan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Sentner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Karen, R Sai Kishore, Moin Ali, K Gautham, Cheteshwar Pujara, Harishankar Reddy, Bhagat Verma, C Hari Nishant. Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (Captain), Kane Williamson, Johnny Bairstow, Manish Pandey, Srivats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem , Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khalil Ahmed, Siddartha Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagdish Suchit, Kedar Jadhav, Mujib-ur-Rehman. The match will start at 7.30 pm.
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