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A heart-broken Chennai Super Kings are back in action versus a rampant Sunrisers Hyderabad. But this game is in the Lions’ den, and CSK will be up for the task. SRH though have been highly reliant on their openers, who are topping the charts for the most number of runs scored thus far. When they get out cheaply, the middle order is found out invariably.
Weather Conditions: There was a bit of rain yesterday at Chennai and neither teams trained. However, the weather should be fine during the match hours and temperature will be cool.
Pitch Report: Another spinner’s paradise. It should be fun as two teams who possess some top spinners will take on each other.
Probable Playing XI:
CSK – 1 Faf du Plessis, 2 Shane Watson, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Kedar Jadhav, 5 Ambati Rayudu, 6 MS Dhoni (capt and wk), 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Dwayne Bravo, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Imran Tahir, 11 Harbhajan Singh
SRH – 1 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 2 David Warner, 3 Kane Williamson/Mohammad Nabi, 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Shahbaz Nadeem, 10 Khaleel Ahmed, 11 Sandeep Sharma
There is a good chance that Kane Williamson might opt out to allow Mohammad Nabi in the side. The rest of the team should remain the same. For CSK, Harbhajan Singh should slot in the team subject to his fitness. Chennai would be hoping that a spinning pitch doesn’t backfire as they would be facing the world’s best spinner Rashid Khan.
Winner prediction: Chennai Super Kings