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SRH vs CSK: Dhoni wins toss in Dubai

While Warner and Co. will look to repeat that performance, the three-time champions and last edition’s runner-up, CSK are seeking a revival of fortunes. 

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 14, 2020 8:22:45 am
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David Warner’s Sunrisers Hyderabad [SRH IPL 2020 Full Squad] will be confident of a win when they meet beleaguered Chennai Super Kings [CSK IPL 2020 Full Squad] because SRH came out on top when they met last time on October 1. Hyderabad had beat Chennai by 7 runs in Match 14 of the season.

The SRH have won three matches out of seven while CSK have two wins against their name from seven games so far in the IPL 2020. While Warner and Co. will look to repeat that performance, the three-time champions and last edition’s runner-up, CSK are seeking a revival of fortunes.

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Chennai are currently at the penultimate position in the eight-team standings halfway into the tournament. Considered one of the most successful chasers in the history of IPL with a chase-master in Dhoni, CSK’s batting struggle this year can be gauged from the fact that all their defeats came while going after targets.

SRH, on the other hand, are a only a tad better-placed than CSK at the fifth spot with three wins from seven games. But the five-wicket defeat to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday would be hurting the Hyderabad outfit badly as at one stage, they looked in complete control after posting a competitive 158 for 4.

Batting has not been SRH’s concern at all as the likes of Jonny Bairstow, skipper David Warner, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson are all among runs and have the ability to shoulder the responsibility on their own.

Probable XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan. Sandeep Sharma, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed

Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, N Jagadeesan, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma, Shadul Thakur

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19:06 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Sunrisers Hyderabad (Playing XI):

David Warner(c), Jonny Bairstow(w), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

19:04 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI):

Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma

19:01 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Toss Update:

Chennai Super Kings to bat first!

18:50 (IST)13 Oct 2020
CSK's problems aplenty:

Considered as one of the most successful chasers in the history of IPL with a chase-master in Dhoni, CSK's batting struggle this year can be gauged from the fact that all their defeats came while going after targets.

While Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have had decent outings so far, CSK need a stronger show from their faltering middle order too.

18:02 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Who will toss tonight?
17:01 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Head to Head:

SRH have thus far won three matches out of seven while CSK have two wins against their name from seven games. The last time these two teams faced each other, SRH came out on top, beating CSK by 7 runs in Match 14 of the IPL 2020.

16:21 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Wild Card for the day:

Sam Curran has the pace with the ball and can clear the ropes. CSK will want the England all-rounder to score at brisk pace and then shine with the ball against the batting line-up comprising Warner, Bairstow, Williamson and Pandey.

15:59 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Milestones for the day

Warner needs 19 runs to complete 5000 IPL runs.
Williamson is 3 sixes from completing 50 IPL sixes for SRH.
Dhoni needs one dismissal to complete 150 IPL dismissals.
Faf du Plessis requires 54 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs for CSK.

15:35 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Stats for the day:

SRH at this venue: Played 6, Won 4, Lost 2

CSK at this venue: Played 6, Won 3, Lost 3

14:44 (IST)13 Oct 2020
CSK need 6 wins in 7 matches

MS Dhoni-led CSK need 6 wins from their remaining 7 matches at the moment to secure place in playoffs. Technically, their next clash against Sunrisers Hyderabad today isn't a must-win game. But try explaining that to the members in the CSK camp. They desperately want two points in their kitty to get that stuttering campaign back on track.

14:29 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Will Kane Williamson go big?

Kane Williamson may not have faced many balls in the tournament, but Kane Williamson has more than once displayed his class, adaptability and ability to find gaps. The New Zealand skipper will want to have another fine, if not a long, outing with the bat against CSK to contribute to the team’s cause.

14:11 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Kings XI Punjab's Chris Gayle is back

Senior Kings XI Punjab batsman Chris Gayle is likely to play his first game in the ongoing on Thursday after recovering from a bout of food poisoning. Head coach Anil Kumble had said that the team could not play Gayle against Sunrisers Hyderabad last week because he was down with food poisoning. The 41-year-old also missed the following game against KKR on Saturday. [Read More]

13:45 (IST)13 Oct 2020
A lot depends on Rayudu today

It has been a decent season for Ambati Rayudu so far as the right-handed batsman has scored 151 runs with an average of 37.75 and a strike-rate of 121.77. He also missed a couple of matches and now the Hyderabad-born cricket has completed his 1000 runs for the CSK.

13:21 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Priyam Garg: A calculative cricketer who knows his multiplication table

“Did you see how he hit a six with a sweep shot and next ball, he chose to play it late to third man. That showed how match-aware and calculative he is,” says the coach Sanjay Rastogi, a day after his student Priyam Garg scored a match-winning 51 from 26 balls that pulled Hyderabad Sunriers out of the hole against Chennai Super Kings. The inning of high maturity that received high praise from experts could prove to be a breakthrough knock for the 19-year-old.

But nothing about Garg’s knock surprises Rastogi. The unflustered temperament that soaked up the pressure that must have escalated after Kane Williamson’s annoying cry of ‘C’mon boy!’ at a mix-up, the impeccable shot-selection or the awareness to manoeuvre the field. Rastogi turns indulgent and veers the talk to multiplication tables. [Read More]

12:46 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Priyam Garg-Abhishek Sharma pair vs CSK

Youngsters Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma had lifted Sunrisers Hyderabad to a competitive 164 for five in their last IPL match against Chennai Super Kings. Their top guns not contributing much, Garg (51 not out) and Abhishek (31) raised a 77-run stand for the fifth wicket as SRH collected 53 runs in the last four overs to make it a contest.

11:47 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Best of CSK vs SRH over the years

MS Dhoni’s last-over finish to David Warner’s punishing knock: 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 More]

11:34 (IST)13 Oct 2020
CSK's ship is in deep troubles

Dhoni himself has not been able to force the pace while chasing and the skipper had no qualms in admitting the flaws in his batting department. “Batting has been bit of a worry. We need to do something about it,” Dhoni had said.

“I think we are better off playing the other way round – play the big shots and even if you get out, it is fine because we can’t leave too many after the 15th or the 16th over. That just puts too much pressure on the lower order batsmen.”

On the bowling front, Deepak Chahar and Jadeja were impressive the other night and Bravo’s return was a welcome relief but the likes of Curran, Shardul Thakur and Karn Sharma need to pull up their performances.

11:28 (IST)13 Oct 2020
Milestones you may witness today

David Warner needs 19 runs to complete 5000 IPL runs.

Kane Williamson is 3 sixes from completing 50 IPL sixes for SRH.

MS Dhoni needs one dismissal to complete 150 IPL dismissals.

Faf du Plessis requires 54 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs for CSK.

10:19 (IST)13 Oct 2020
CSK desperately need win

Time is fast running out for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, a team that desperately needs its batting to click when it takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad here on Tuesday in a battle to keep its IPL hopes alive. The three-time champions and last edition’s runner-up, CSK are seeking a revival of fortunes after suffering five defeats in seven games.