After two back-to-back defeats in their last two league games, Chennai Super Kings is set to host the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Chepauk Stadium. The reigning champions will be desperate to get back to winning ways while the visitors have climbing up the points table after some clinical performances. This encounter will the second instance when these two heavyweights will battle this season, Sunrisers Hyderabad outplayed Dhoni & Co in their previous meeting to register a 6-wicket victory.

Chennai Super Kings started their campaign on a high, but recently the hosts have not been performing up to their stature. Post their last defeats against the hands of RCB, CSK lost two consecutive games for the first time since their comeback in 2018. MS Dhoni played an unbelievable knock of 84(48) against RCB; however, his heroics went in vain as the Yellow army fell short by just one run. Their batting lineup seems vulnerable against quality pace bowling, apart from Dhoni and Rayudu no other batsmen have been consistently scoring run. The hosts would be hoping to land a counter punch and avenge their previous defeat at Hyderabad.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad has been in decent form after a string of poor performances. Having lost three matches on the trot, the visitors bounced back to register two back-to-back victories. Kane Williamson would be eyeing to make it three in a row when they will collide with another familiar foe. Jonny Bairstow will play his final game before leaving to England for the upcoming World Cup preparations. He along with David Warner played some aggressive cricket with the bat to dominate their opponents and score quick runs in the powerplay.

 

GAME DETAILS

 

Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Time:  08:00 PM IST

Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

League: Indian Premier League

Live Telecast: Star Network

Online Streaming: Hotstar

 

Venue Stats IPL

 

Total Matches 52
Matches won batting first 32
Matches won bowling first 19
Average 1st Inns scores 164
Average 2nd Inns scores 151
Highest total recorded 246/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RR
Lowest total recorded 70/10 (17.1 Ov) by RCB vs CSK
Highest score chased 208/5 (20 Ov) by CSK vs RCB
Lowest score defended 134/6 (20 Ov) by CSK vs KKR

 

Head-to-Head Record

Total: 11

CSK: 08

SRH: 03

 

TEAM NEWS

Chennai Super Kings:

  • Suresh Raina, who has been in terrible form, might be replaced by Sam Billings.
  • While Shane Watson can make way for Murali Vijay.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • The visitors are likely to go ahead with the same starting lineup.

 

SQUADS

 

Chennai Super Kings:

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Dwayne Bravo, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Shardul Thakur, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Martin Guptill, Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, David Warner, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Williamson (c), Jonny Bairstow, Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Rashid Khan, K Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma

 

Key Players

 

Chennai Super Kings

  • Faf du Plessis
  • MS Dhoni
  • Imran Tahir

Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • David Warner
  • Jonny Bairstow
  • Rashid Khan

 

Probable Playing XI

 

Chennai Super Kings

Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c, wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Scott Kuggeleijn, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir.

Sunrisers Hyderabad

David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Ricky Bhui/Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed