MS Dhoni is all set and expected to do the heavy form lifting with his extravagant team Chennai Super Kings (CSK) hosting the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) today @MA Chidambaram Stadium, 8.00pm. Recently, CSK with its tremendous playing spirit on the pitch blunted the RCB with one ball last run defeat. It is the 41st match of the IPL T20 2019 season and very crucial for the Chennai Super Kings as the team has lost their top spot in the IPL scoreboard after the Delhi Capitals have defeated the Rajasthan Royals in their last night previous match, leading to the top rank pushing the Chennai Super Kings at number 02.
With seven wins from the first 8 matches, CSK was always standing apart from all the teams in the league when lastly they lost their last two matches brutally. In their ninth game of the season, the Sunrisers completely outplayed them as the reigning champions missed their inspirational skipper. This loss was completely backed up by Dhoni in the last match with RCB, where Dhoni churned out his career-best knock but could not save his team from a narrow one-run loss.
Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, has got a bad fortune thereby losing 3 matches back to back on the trot. In spite of the fact, they have thoroughly outplayed CSK and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their last two games and will be looking to make the most of the newly-found momentum.
Predicted Playing XI CSK: Faf du Plessis, Sam Billings, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur
Predicted Playing XI SRH: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Kane Williamson (c), Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma
Head-to-head CSK VS SRH: In the previous 12 meetings, CSK has won nine to SRH’s three. In Chennai, CSK has won both the matches played so far.
Not to forget, CSK has never lost to SRH at the Chepauk. The Chennai Super Kings are the only team with a 100% win record at home this season; CSK have played 4, won 4.
The biggest worry for both teams is that their batting units have not performed collectively. For CSK it is their top order which hasn’t performed while SRH have been marred by their middle order.
Fantasy Power 11 Prediction for CSK VS SRH: When CSK and SRH are served with one together, CSK seems to be a much stronger side, looking on to the performing stats and previous records. Dhoni led side, has an extra ordinary playing form, which keeps a strict target, not letting the other side win so easily.
Fantasy Power 11 predicts the Chennai Super Kings to win the today’s battle.
With all squad players in the battle field, with their full form on pitch attitude, gets it straightly into the CSK’s side this time and also, Kane Williamson won’t let it go so easily, thereby ending the battle into an extra ordinary thrilling experience to cherish.
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