In the last game against the Rajasthan Royals (RR), the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was pretty much in a winning position before two young blokes pulled up a magnificent display and took the game away. SRH had three wins and four defeats at the halfway point of the tournament. They are expected to play more consistent cricket and bag a few more wins in the next 7 matches to make it to the playoffs. In their upcoming encounter, they will take on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Even though CSK has a strong head-to-head record against SRH, earlier in the tournament they lost to this opposition. At this point in the match, with only two wins from 7 games, things seem very bleak for them. As the playoff odds continue to fall away from them, they have some holes to fill. They should start winning from here and log at least 4-5 wins in the next 7 games if they want to remain in their playoff record intact.
When it comes to the weather in Dubai, nothing much changes. But at about 10 PM, the temperatures are predicted to drop below 30 degrees Celsius which should provide a small amount of relief for the players.
The Dubai pitch has been fine for batting lately. Scoring against the new ball has been challenging, but in the end, it is expected to be easier to play with time. In the end, Batsman needs to spend some time enjoying those runs.
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Priyam Garg, T Natarajan, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Abhishek Sharma
Chennai Super Kings:
MS Dhoni (c&wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Ravindra Jadeja
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Dream 11:
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Manish Pandey, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Khaleel Ahmed, Rashid Khan
According to their head-to-head result, Chennai Super Kings has an edge of 10-4 against the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Even the CSK does not perform as expected since the series began, but we are still backing Chennai Super Kings to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in this match.