Hyderabad vs Chennai: Pre-match report


22 Apr 2018

SRH vs CSK: Head-to-head, Playing XI and other interesting stats

Sunrisers Hyderabad take on Chennai Super Kings in match number 20 of the Indian Premier League 2018.

Both teams have been in supreme form and have looked like serious title contenders.

Kane Williamson's side need to bounce back from their defeat in the last match and bring their A game against high-flying Super Kings.

Here is our pre-match report.

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CSK have a better win ratio against Sunrisers

CSK have a better win ratio against Sunrisers

Chennai Super Kings will go into this tie with confidence, given their overall head-to-head record against Sunrisers Hyderabad.

The two sides have met 6 times with MS Dhoni's yellow brigade winning 4 of those games and Sunrisers bagging the other two.

At the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the teams have played twice. It is tied here at 1-1.

SRH fret over Dhawan's availability

Shikhar Dhawan's participation in the game is not guaranteed after the southpaw injured his elbow in the last match. Replacing the in-form player will be a task for SRH, given the composition will be affected. Alex Hales is likely to come in.

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In prime form

Watson versus SRH bowlers an enticing affair

Shane Watson has been in great form in IPL 2018 and put weight to his show with a scintillating 106-run knock against the Royals.

The opening batsman has scored 175 runs in four matches and has a strike-rate of 176.76.

He has been excellent in the power-plays.

However, facing the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan will be a challenge.

Probable Playing XI- Sunrisers Hyderabad

Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (captain), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Wriddhiman Saha (wicket-keeper), Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul and Sandeep Sharma.

Probable Playing XI - Chennai Super Kings

Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir.

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Chennai Super Kings

Kane Williamson

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Probable Playing XI

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Alex Hales

Ambati Rayudu

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Deepak Chahar

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