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CSK vs SRH, IPL 2020: Hyderabad win toss, opt to bat

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will look to turn things around when they lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League clash on Friday.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 3, 2020 9:03:19 am
dhoniIPL 2020 KXIP vs CSK Live Streaming: Chennai Super Kings are at the bottom of the table. (Source: File)

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will look to turn things around when they lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League clash on Friday. The team started with a victory against defending champions Mumbai Indians, but since then it has faced two defeats and are now placed at the bottom of the points table. However, the team would be revived with the return of middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, who is likely to make a return after missing out on the previous two encounters.

Meanwhile, their opponent Sunrisers would be confident after securing their first win of the campaign and will look to do the same against the three-time IPL winners CSK. The return of Kane Williamson surely worked well for the franchise as their fragile middle-order now looks solid, with skipper David Warner and Jonny Bairstow leading from the front. (CSK vs SRH LIVE)

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CSK vs SRH Predicted Playing 11, IPL 2020: CSK vs SRH LIVE

19:13 (IST)02 Oct 2020
CSK vs SRH LIVE

Now that the toss is done, it's time for live cricket action. You can follow live score and updates of the match between CSK and SRH HERE. 

19:11 (IST)02 Oct 2020
CSK make three changes

Vijay, Ruturaj and Hazlewood are replaced by Rayudu, Shardul and Bravo

Chennai Super Kings Playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (capt & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur

19:09 (IST)02 Oct 2020
SRH unchanged

Sunrisers Hyderabad Playing XI: David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed

19:08 (IST)02 Oct 2020
SRH win toss, choose to bat

Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the toss and Warner has decided they will bat first against Dhoni's CSK. 

18:53 (IST)02 Oct 2020
SRH’s Thangarasu Natarajan is son of daily-wager, tea-stall owner

T Natarajan made his IPL debut for KXIP in 2017 when he was bought for Rs. 3 crore and now with SRH buying him in 2018, he finally got chance to be in the playing XI where, in three matches, the left-arm pacer has claimed three wickets so far. He didn’t feature in a single game in his first two seasons with the franchise. The Tamil Nadu bowler is known for his bowling abilities in the domestic T20 circuit wherein he has sprung up match-winning performances for Tamil Nadu.

Read the article on Natarajan originally written in February 2017 when he came to the IPL spotlight. 

18:41 (IST)02 Oct 2020
SRH Probable XI:

Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted Playing XI: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan

18:29 (IST)02 Oct 2020
CSK Probable XI

Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, Deepak Chahar

17:21 (IST)02 Oct 2020
All eyes on Dhoni's batting order

In Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh's absence, Chennai Super Kings fans are expecting MS Dhoni to come to bat up the order and take the team to victory. In the last three matches, Dhoni has scored just 44 runs. CSK fans still expect MSD to take the team to finals, unlike the 2019 edition which saw the CSK reach the finals of the tournament under MS Dhoni’s leadership.

17:14 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Be ready for the double-header tomorrow

The dew factor will go out of the window but the searing heat will be an issue when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on a better prepared Rajasthan Royals in the first of the 10 IPL double-headers on Saturday. While in the second match of the day, Delhi Capitals will face Kolkata Knight Riders. Andre Russell's brute power will meet its match in Rishabh Pant's fearless approach with an aim to light up the Sharjah skyline in what promises to be another six-hitting IPL contest.

16:59 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Rashid Khan's 50th match for Orange Army

Rashid Khan is playing his 50th match for the orange army today. The Afghanistan leggie’s story is nothing short of a tale of hard work and passion bringing deserved glory. He grew up in a war-torn Afghanistan and rose through the ranks by his impressive advancements first in tennis ball cricket and then at the higher levels. Ever since his debut IPL season in 2017, Rashid has garnered all the right eyeballs owing to his mastery with the ball.

16:23 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Dew still a big factor

CSK's woes have been compounded by the fact that they played the first game at two out of the three venues, and didn't have any prior data to base their strategies on. Dew too has played hide-and-seek in all the three venues, messing with the decisions that captains take at the toss.

16:08 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Ambati Rayudu is back!
15:26 (IST)02 Oct 2020
A lot expected of Jonny Bairstow

Jonny Bairstow has scored 119 runs in three matches so far with a highest 61-run knock. But a lot is expected of him as the Sunrisers seek victory today against Chennai Super Kings. Here's what Bairstow says-

14:56 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Do you agree with Shane Warne?
13:46 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Both teams in the IPL 2020 so far

CSK at this venue: Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1
SRH at this venue: Played 3, Won 2, Lost 1

13:20 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Milestones to look out for today

  • MS Dhoni needs 24 runs to complete 4500 IPL runs.
  • Ambati Rayudu needs 45 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs for CSK.
  • Manish Pandey requires 69 runs to complete 3000 IPL runs
  • David Warner needs 55 and 142 runs respectively to complete 500 IPL runs against CSK and 3500 IPL runs overall.

13:16 (IST)02 Oct 2020
The Best of CSK vs SRH rivalry

CSK enjoy a massive advantage in the head-to-head tally against SRH, like they do against most teams in the IPL. Since 2013, when SRH made their first appearance, there have been 13 matches between these two teams, of which CSK have won 10 and SRH have won three. None of SRH’s victories have come in Chennai. [Read Full Article]

13:01 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Dad's army is back after a week-long break

CSK will be back in action after a gap of a week and will be hoping to make a winning return. While CSK kicked off their IPL 2020 campaign with a win over Mumbai Indians in the season opener, they lost their next two games against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). Coming to SRH, the David Warner-led side did not enjoy a solid start to their season as they lost against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). But SRH halted the two-match losing streak, beating DC in their third game of the tournament.

12:17 (IST)02 Oct 2020
Abhishek Sharma impressed in last match

Punjab all-rounder Abhishek Sharma, who played a vital role in India’s U-19 title triumph in the ICC U-19 World Cup in New Zealand in February 2018, with six wickets and an economy of 3.91 apart from a crucial 50 against Bangladesh in quarter final, also made his IPL debut in May. The prodigy now is an integral part of SRH set-up. [Read More ]

11:45 (IST)02 Oct 2020
CSK all set to take on SRH

Bravo’s replacement Sam Curran has been one of CSK’s better performers in the first three games with good change-ups in pace and handy hitting. In order to accommodate Bravo, Dhoni will either have to do away with opener Watson or seamer Josh Hazlewood, both of which looks non-negotiable on the Dubai track.