The match number 41 of IPL 12 would see defending champions Chennai Super Kings take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Tuesday.
CSK have lost two matches on the trot and would want to get back to winning ways.
On the other hand, SRH would look to build upon their newly found momentum.
Here we present the match preview.
CSK fans witnessed a heart-break in the last tie when they lost against Royal Challengers Bangalore by just a run.
As for SRH, they dominated Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets at home.
Notably, in the first head-to-head encounter between the two sides in 2019, SRH had come out on top against Dhoni-less CSK.
Given the match is in Chennai, CSK enter as favorites.
The prime focus would be on CSK skipper MS Dhoni, who has been in prolific form of late.
Having almost steered his side to victory in the last game, Dhoni would aim for a winning performance once again.
From SRH, the focus would be on the pair of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner.
These two have been the backbone of SRH's batting.
Considering the head-to-head encounters between the sides, CSK have completely dominated SRH over the years.
In 11 IPL matches, CSK have won eight, while SRH have three wins.
Of 10 matches in India, seven have been won by CSK, with SRH winning three.
In Chennai, there have been only two matches to date, with both being won by CSK.
The Chennai track has been criticized this year for being sluggish.
With the games being low-scoring, Dhoni too called for a check on the Chennai track.
120-130 is the average score on this track this year, and it would be interesting to see how it behaves tonight.
Further, chances are that the team, winning the toss, would like to bowl first.
CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dhoni (captain), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir.
SRH: Warner, Bairstow, Kane Williamson (captain), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
Dream11: Bairstow (wicket-keeper), Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Warner (captain), Williamson, Jadeja, Shankar, Tahir (vice-captain), Chahar, Bhuvneshwar, Rashid.
Match: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai.
Time: 8 PM (IST).
Where to watch (TV): Star Sports 1, 2, Select 1 and other regional channels of Star Sports.
Where to watch (Online): Hotstar.
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