IPL 2021, Match 44: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings – Toss Report
IPL 2021, Match 44: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings – Toss Report

For Match 44 of IPL 2021, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will meet the high-flying Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday.

The two teams are placed on opposite ends of the points table. With 8 wins and just 2 losses, CSK are sitting at the top; should they register a win on Thursday, it will ensure them a playoff berth, and also strengthen their claim for a finish in the top two.

Kane Williamson’s side, on the other hand, is languishing at the bottom of the table with just 2 wins in 10 matches. But, they managed to break their five-game losing streak three days ago versus Rajasthan Royals.

Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad hit fifties vs SRH earlier in the season. (Image Credit: Twitter)

On the head-to-head front, CSK are well and clear of SRH with 11 wins and 4 defeats. MS Dhoni’s team prevailed comfortably in their previous contest against SRH – when David Warner was still the captain – by 7 wickets. Ruturaj Gaikwad struck 75 off 44 balls and Faf du Plessis scored 56 off 38 helping CSK chase down 172 with ease in Delhi.

IPL 2021, Match 44: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings – Toss Report

Chennai Super Kings win the toss and elect to field first. MS Dhoni-led side made one change bringing in Dwayne Bravo in place of Sam Curran, while Sunrisers Hyderabad are continuing with their winning lineup from the last match.

IPL 2021, Match 44: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings – Playing XI Details:

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI:

Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Kane Williamson (C), Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Jason Holder, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI:

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(C,WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood

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