Cricket match date: 17th April 2019
Cricket match time: 8:00 pm IST
Cricket match location: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Indian Premier League 2019
Team A: SRH
Team B: CSK
Team A Captain: Kane Williamson
Team B Captain: MS Dhoni
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Cricket Match Preview:
Sun Risers Hyderabad (SRH) are undergoing their worst Indian Premier League (IPL) season since they have become the part of IPL. The franchise was known to punch above their weight, but this year it all seems to be going down after a bright start. Their opponent Chennai Super Kings (CSK), on the other hand, are on the verge of another playoff spot and looking like a well-oiled machine.
SRH’s success in this tournament was mainly due to the opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. In the games of cricket, in which these two have fired, they have won easily but the problem has been when either or both have failed. It almost seems like SRH are playing with no middle order. Such has been the failure of stars like Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan that they have been dropped from the side at the half way stage in the tournament.
CSK, on the other hand, had another satisfying win against KKR. On a flat pitch, CSK’s bowler contained KKR’s hard hitting men and restricted them to a total of 160 runs. In reply, they found a new hero in Suresh Raina who scored his first fifty of the tournament and took CSK home in the last over. CSK have now won 7 cricket games out of 8 games played and are one win away from sealing the playoff spot.
SRH bowlers have once again been good in the tournament but they desperately need Kane Williamson to be back among runs in the middle order. If he can get back among runs, SRH will feel less pressure in the middle order and David Warner and Jonny Bairstow will be able to score freely. SRH have tried a few options in the middle order but ideally, they would want the likes of Manish Pandey to start performing.
This cricket game will be played in the SRH home ground and they would like to make it difficult for CSK to win the game here. In the last 5 cricket games between the two sides, CSK have beaten SRH on 5 occasions, including the final last year. SRH now have seven cricket games left and would need to win at least 4 of them to stay in contention of a playoff spot.
Cricket Match Information:
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings will take on each other for the first time in IPL 2019. Currently, SRH are at number sixth position and CSK are at number one position on the points table.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
SRH has appointed Kane Williamson as their captain on this occasion as well like in the previous season. Our prediction is of the inclusion of Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan into the playing eleven for this game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of SRH’s playing XI:
- David Warner
- Johnny Bairstow
- Kane Williamson
- Manish Pandey
- Yusuf Pathan
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
- Rashid Khan
- Siddharth Kaul
- Sandeep Sharma
- Vijay Shankar
- Deepak Hooda
Chennai Super Kings
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
CSK are being led by the ever so dependable MS Dhoni. CSK have been the best team so far in the tournament. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of CSK’s playing XI:
- Shane Watson
- Suresh Raina
- Ambati Rayudu
- MS Dhoni
- Faf du Plessis
- Kedar Jadhav
- Deepak Chahar
- Shardul Thakur
- Imran Tahir
- Mitch Santner
- Ravindra Jadeja
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Jonny Bairstow has been in terrific form in his first IPL tournament ever. He has already scored a 100 in this IPL but SRH need more runs from him in this tournament. Our prediction is of another good knock from him.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
The pitch in Hyderabad has been very good for batting this year. Opening pair of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have wreaked havoc on this ground so far. Our prediction is of a score of around 170 this time around. Conditions are expected to be dry.
CSK will begin this game of cricket as favorites. They are looking unbeatable at the moment and also have a good record against SRH. Hence, our prediction is of CSK’s victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Jonny Bairstow (SRH) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Imran Tahir (CSK) -2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Shane Watson (CSK)
Sun Risers Hyderabad – 2.00
Chennai Super Kings – 1.80
*odds may change anytime