The 14th match of IPL 2020 will witness Chennai Super Kings hosting SunRisers Hyderabad in Dubai. It is also between two teams, who are languishing at the lower half of the table, having won only one game out of their three. After two losses on the bounce, SunRisers Hyderabad beat Delhi Capitals in their third game. On the other hand, CSK beat Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener but went down to Rajasthan Royals and Delhi.
The biggest positive from SunRisers’ point of view was the infusion of Kane Williamson, who played in the first match of IPL 2020 against Delhi Capitals. At number four, the Kiwi captain crafted a very significant and quick-fire knock that helped SRH reach a competitive 162. Williamson played with flamboyance in a track where most batsmen struggled. He scored 41 off 26 deliveries, scoring at a strike rate of 157.69. Following that, Rashid Khan plucked three wickets and some brilliant death bowling was instrumental in restricting the long batting line-up of Delhi to 147.
In contrast, Chennai Super Kings have not found the desired tempo at the top of the order to get themselves flowing. The likes of Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, and MS Dhoni have struggled to make the runs come off his bat. Faf Du Plessis has produced the runs; however, he has not found much-needed support. Nevertheless, the duo of Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo is likely to play for the franchise’s fourth game. Hence, it will come as a massive boost.
IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad: Match prediction:
Chennai Super Kings might lead the head to head battle against SunRisers Hyderabad significantly; however, under the current circumstances, SRH looks strong. It is CSK’s feeble batting line-up that is the chief reason and SRH’s potent bowling line-up that is the difference. The prediction is for the David Warner-led side to emerge victorious.