In the 20th match of the Indian Premier League 2018, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will square off with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Chennai franchise had won their last match convincingly against Rajasthan Royals at their adopted-home Pune.
Thus, CSK is coming into the match with their confidence on the high. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad had to taste their first defeat of the season in their previous match against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali.
Both the teams have somewhat a similar approach while looking at wins and losses column in the IPL 2018 points table.
The franchises have thus far won three and have lost a solitary contest. But CSK has a better net run-rate than their opponents.
Here is the look at the Predicted XI of the Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson was able to bring his magnum opus in the last match against Rajasthan Royals. The combative Australian all-rounder had smashed the second hundred of the season. Watson had scored 106 off just 57 balls.
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In addition, Watson had also contributed with the ball as he scalped a wicket too.
Ambati Rayudu didn’t have the best of the previous match as he scored only 12 runs.
Meanwhile, the right-hander has looked in good form in the ongoing edition.
Suresh Raina played his best knock of the season against Rajasthan. The southpaw batsman scored a quickfire 46 off just 29 balls.
It is known that Raina is crucial for Chennai’s success. Thus, it was pivotal for him as well as the team to find his form.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had set the stage on fire against Kings XI Punjab. Though, CSK’s captain was not able to repeat his same magic in the previous match.
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Dhoni is once again leading Chennai with all the aplomb.
Billings plays a shot. (Source: Ron Gaunt/IPL/Sportzpics)
Sam Billings has looked a bit vulnerable against the spin attack. The England batsman had played a fine knock against KKR – to help take his side out of the troubled waters.
Dwayne Bravo has continued his fine form in the 11th season of the IPL. The Windies all-rounder is turning out to be CSK’s linchpin in this edition.
Bravo had scored 24 off just 16 balls – to give a finishing touch to CSK innings.
Interestingly, the talismanic all-rounder also chipped in with two wickets.
Ravindra Jadeja has been handed over the role of a finisher by Dhoni. Unfortunately, the all-rounder hasn’t been able to do justice with it.
Surprisingly, Jadeja is also not utilized in bowling by Dhoni.
Deepak Chahar has impressed with his pace and swing. The fast bowler was able to get the ball in the right areas in the last match against Royals.
Chahar had scalped two wickets in his allotted four overs in the previous match.
Karn Sharma was given the ball when the match was almost done and dusted. The leg-spinner had played his first match of the season.
Sharma had scalped two wickets in 1.3 overs he bowled.
Shardul Thakur had impressed with the ball in the last match. The fast bowler has the ability to clock high speed. He also made good use of the knuckleball.
Thakur took two wickets and conceded only 18 runs in thee overs he delivered.
Imran Tahir was on the expensive side but Dhoni is likely to back him.
Tahir had given away 44 runs in his quota of four overs and scalped one wicket for Chennai Super Kings.
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