Both Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad have been struggling to get their team combination right. Chennai are returning after a long break and will try to go in with a new combination.
Ambati Rayudu is likely to return to the playing XI and bat at number 4. Youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad is expected to open the batting in place of Murali Vijay.
The team will also try to tweak their balance a bit and play an extra bowler instead of an extra batsman. This makes room for Shardul Thakur to make an appearance.
Sunrisers Hyderabad did win their last match and seem to have got a better combination. But, it is certainly not the best one, with Abhishek Sharma being their fifth bowler.
Like Chennai, Hyderabad also has the option of dropping an extra batsman, probably Priyam Garg and picking an extra bowler in Siddharth Kaul, Shahbaz Nadeem, Basil Thampi or Sandeep Sharma.
That might make their batting a little lighter but SRH have no option but to bank on David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to give them a good start. If that happens, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson are skilled enough to take the team to a good total.
Match No: 14
Date : October 2, 2020
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE
Timings : 7:30 PM (IST), 6:00 PM (Local time)
Pitch Report And Conditions:
The pitch at the ground is a bat first wicket. The pitch in Dubai has gotten better for batting over the time period. Teams batting first have gotten a significant amount of advantage on the surface. The spinners are most likely to come into play.
The batter will have to depend on singles and doubles as clearing the long boundaries may not be all that easy. The temperature will be around 35 degrees with dew likely to play a major role.
Toss will be crucial for the teams as the pitch in Dubai is a bat first wicket. Teams chasing have lost all the matches they have played on this ground.
Head to Head Stats:
Played- 13 | CSK won- 10 | SRH won- 3
CSK Expected Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shane Watson/Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Kedar Jadhav/N Jagadeesan, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Deepak Chahar.
SRH Expected PlayingXI:
David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
CSK vs SRH Match Prediction:
There are a few striking dissimilarities between the two sides. While Sunrisers Hyderabad have a terrific opening pair that has proved itself time and again, Chennai Super Kings are still struggling to find their best combination at the top. We make our predictions after calculating each and every aspect of the match that is why we are the best tipper of IPL. With Rashid Khan being in fine form, Sunrisers’ spin department appear to be better based on the performance in the tournament so far. Having said that, Chennai Super Kings’ experience is second to none, and are expected to adapt sooner rather than later.
Finishing the games is a key aspect in the shortest version of the game and with no reliable batsmen available in their lower middle-order, the Sunriers appear to be a little light on that. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings are packed right through with powerful strikers of the ball. On paper, Chennai Super Kings have an immaculate balance that only a few teams in the tournament can match. For more and assured free IPL betting tips keep visiting our website throughout the IPL 2020. Considering that and the other factors stated above, Chennai Super Kings are better placed to emerge on top in the upcoming encounter.The match is expected to be a close affair with CSK slight favourites to win the match