The ‘Orange Army’ were left shell-shocked in their last outing courtesy a match-winning heist from the duo of Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag and will be looking to redeem themselves when they take on the MS Dhoni-led outfit on Tuesday.
Here’s a look at SRH’s predicted playing XI-
David Warner [C]
The SunRisers Hyderabad skipper chipped in with a 38-ball 48- an inning which included three fours and two sixes- before he was once again undone by Jofra Archer.
The last time Warner came up against CSK bowlers, he managed a lacklustre 29-ball 28 before being dismissed by Piyush Chawla.
Jonny Bairstow (WK)
The English swashbuckler struggled in the last game against Rajasthan Royals, managing a 19-ball 16 before holing out to Kartik Tyagi.
Bairstow scored a duck during his last outing against CSK, something he and SRH be hoping it isn’t the case on Tuesday.
Manish Pandey’s 44-ball 54 was the real reason behind SunRisers Hyderabad getting to what looked like a match-winning total of 4-158 until the duo of Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag spoiled their party.
Pandey was particularly brilliant against the spinners, frequently taking them downtown and he will once again hold the key against CSK during the middle-overs.
Kane Williamso has chipped in with crucial cameos for his side in the ongoing season thus far.
In the last game too, the former SRH skipper scored an unbeaten 12-ball 22 to help the ‘Orange Army’ get to 158. Williamson was be key to SRH’s fortunes if the opening pair of Warner and Bairstow fall cheaply.
The 2020 U-19 captain has made his presence felt with the bat in whatever opportunities he has got in this IPL thus far.
Garg scored an 8-ball 15 in the last game against the Royals and along with Williamson stitched a breezy 38-run-stand to take the total to 158 in 20 overs.
Garg scored his maiden IPL half-century and was adjudged the ‘player of the match’ in his last outing against CSK. Can the youngster emulate his heroics again?
Vijay Shankar made his comeback to the playing 11 by replacing Abdul Samad in the last game against RR.
And, while he didn’t got an opportunity with the bat, he made his presence felt in the field courtesy a brilliant run-out of Steve Smith. He also delivered three overs where he gave 22 runs without any wicket.
Abhishek Sharma did not get to bat in the last game. With the ball too, he just got one over where he gave away 11 runs.
The youngster would be looking to redeem himself against CSK by emulating his heroics from the last time he faced MS Dhoni-led outfit.
Barring the last over where he was smashed for three consecutive fours, Rashid Khan was once again brilliant with the ball, as he gave away just 25 runs besides claiming the prized scalp of Sanju Samson and Robin Uthappa.
Khan gave away just 12 runs in his 4 overs in his last outing against CSK, and he will once again be SRH’s trump card on Tuesday.
Sandeep Sharma (0-32) had a lackluster outing in the last game against the Royals.
He was taken for 18 runs in his last over by Rahul Tewatia and Riyan Parag, something that the fast bowler would want to shrug off when he marks his run-up against CSK.
T Natarajan has been the find for SRH this season. With his penchant to dish out yorkers at will, Natarajan has impressed one and well and has claimed 7 wickets in as many games.
But, even Natarajan (0-32 in 4 overs) wasn’t able to stop the beligerence of Tewatia and Parag at the death, something Warner and the management will hope it isn’t the case against CSK, should SRH find themselves in a similar position.
Khaleel Ahmed has provided early wickets in the powerplay in the last two games.
The southpaw dismissed both Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler in the last game and very nearly got Riyan Parag in his second spell but for Priyam Garg’s dropped catch.
SRH would hope that the southpaw continues giving them early breakthroughs in the upcoming fixtures.