The second match of Sunday’s doubleheader will see defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Both teams are coming from the back of respective defeats and will hope to return to the winning ways to keep themselves in the fray for the playoffs.
With MS Dhoni back at the helm for the Chennai franchise, the defending champions will hope to win all their remaining fixtures to give themselves the best opportunity to make it to the playoffs. Even though Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube have been chipping in, CSK need more, especially with Ravindra Jadeja also finding it hard to provide the finishing touch.
After losing their opening two matches, the Sunrisers have stormed back big time by winning the next five. They would have made it six out of six but lost out by the barest of margins against Gujarat Titans. However, the defeat shouldn’t bother much and SRH will look to continue the work they have been doing so far.
Match 46 – Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) vs Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
Venue: Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
Date & Time: 1st May at 7:30 PM IST
This is one venue that has not really witnessed high scores regularly this season. The bowlers have had something to work with and if the surface is indeed low and slow.
Predicted Playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH): Abhishek Sharma, Kane Williamson (c), Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Shashank Singh, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan
Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
SRH vs CSK – Fantasy Team Predictions
Fantasy Team 1: Nicholas Pooran, Robin Uthappa (c), Ambati Rayudu, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius, Aiden Markram, Dwayne Bravo (vc), Maheesh Theekshana, Umran Malik
Fantasy Team 2: MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Shashank Singh, Abhishek Sharma (c), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Aiden Markram, Dwayne Bravo, T Natarajan, Maheesh Theekshana, Umran Malik (vc)