Sunrisers Hyderabad will face off against Chennai Super Kings in the 23rd match of the Indian Premier League. One team has done it all, while the other is struggling to really hit it off. SRH will want better performances from their players to catch hold of CSK in the IPL 2021 table.
Chennai Super Kings:
Chennai seems to have turned the table upside down. Last year, the team spent most of the time holding the wooden spoon and in six odd months, they’re already sitting at the top. Their performances with the cricket bat have been brilliant so far. CSK has been the only team to have register a win against RCB and that too a significant one. Jadeja hitting 37 runs in an over, Chahar doing well with the ball, Faf and Gaikwad getting runs to make a cumulative good sign for the team. Sam Curran has been firing regularly too. Chennai is likely to enjoy their time at Delhi, where the pitch usually stays on a slower side and the ground is big.
Chennai Super Kings squad: MS Dhoni (Captain), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore
The much Sunrisers would want to credit Delhi for keeping their nerves in the super over last game, they’ll have to sit back and think what went wrong. Is Jonny Bairstow not coming out to bat in the super over? A question that will be poked at David Warner every press conference he takes, especially till the time the team doesn’t come out of the bottom half of the table. Hyderabad, after five matches, is placed at the seventh rung with two points. Their top-order – Warner, Bairstow, Williamson- look strong but batting beyond that has failed miserably. The team benched Manish Pandey and got in Kedar Jadhav on a slow Chennai pitch, but the results haven’t changed much. Virat Singh, Abhishek Sharma, and Vijay Shankar have not been able to make a big impact.
Their bowling seems pretty good out and out. While Bhuvneshwar Kumar is supported by Khaleel, Kaul and Shankar, Rashid and Suchith have come as dependable spinners. However, the bowlers might be disappointed in the batting that is failing time and again.
Sunrisers Hyderabad squad: David Warner (Captain), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (WK), Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings have faced each other 14 times in the IPL. Hyderabad has won 4 matches while Chennai has won on 10 occasions.
Going by form, team combination, and momentum, Chennai should seal this draw and take two more points. Hyderabad is in a desperate position, and knowing Warner, he would push the team to come hard. However, the pitch and conditions do suit Chennai’s style of play.
Date and Time:
April 28, 2021 (Wednesday), 7:30 PM IST
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi