The Chennai Super Kings will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in match 14 of IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Stadium. The match will commence from 7:30 IST (6:30 local time). The game will be telecasted on Star Sports Network and viewers can also see the live match on Disney+ Hotstar.
Chennai Super Kings will be coming into the contest with back to back loses. MS Dhoni’s team looked ordinary in their previous two encounters and lost against Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals.
It’s a crucial match for CSK as one more loss can make their IPL 2020 campaign extremely tough going forward. A short break of a couple of days will benefit the CSK and it would have given them time to reflect on their performances so far.
Sunrisers on the other hand finally got off the mark in IPL 2020. SRH led by David Warner defeated Delhi Capitals and registered their first win of the season. The batting of SRH finally clicked as their senior players the likes of Warner, Bairstow and Williamson made major contributions.
The momentum is now with SRH and they will be looking to renew their last match’s performance against the mighty CSK.
Head To Head
Matches Played: 12
CSK Won: 9
The match will be played in hot and humid conditions in Dubai. Even at night, the temperatures will be around 35-36 degree Celcius which will be challenging conditions for all the players.
The pitch at Dubai has been good to bat on while spinners as also got some assistant. Teams batting first have had the advantage so far in Dubai. However, Teams batting second have always remained in the match considering the heavy dew which makes life tough of every bowler.
Average First Innings Score
160-170 in IPL 2020
Injury and Availability News
Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo have recovered from their injury and will be available for selection against SRH.
Chennai Super Kings: Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Ryudu, MS Dhoni(wk /c), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Dwayne Bravo/Josh Hazelwood.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan.
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad- Top Fantasy Picks
Johnny Bairstow: The Englishmen has been the leading run-scorer for SRH in IPL 2020, he will be again holding the key for his side at the top order.
Kane Williamson: The inclusion of Williamson proved to be a masterstroke as he played a match-defining knock of 41 in 26 balls.
T Natrajan: The left-arm seamer was sensational in the death overs against DC.
Rashid Khan: The wizard from Afghanistan was at his best and was awarded the player of the match for his figures of 14-3.
Faf du Plessis: The South African has been in to form in IPL 2020 and has emerged as CSK’s best batsman in the season so far.
Sam Curran: The all-rounder has made a massive contribution with both bat and ball for CSK.
Ambati Rayudu: The return of Rayudu will give a huge boost to CSK. In the first match against MI, he showed his brilliant form and will be looking to get back into business against SRH.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Rashid Khan, Faf du Plessis
Vice-Captain Options – Johnny Bairstow, Sam Curran
CSK And SRH Other Top Fantasy Picks
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Bairstow, Warner Ambati Rayudu
All-Rounders: Sam Curran
Spinners: Rashid Khan, Piyush Chawla
Keeper: MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings to win with MS Dhoni leading the charge against SRH.