The 44th match of IPL 2021 will witness a clash between the Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad. The game will be played in Sharjah Stadium on Thursday. Ironically, this match will not turn the wheel of fate for any of these teams because CSK is already ranked 1st at the table, while SRH ranks 8th. However, it will still be fun to watch MS Dhoni clashing against Kane Willamson.
CSK Vs. SRH- The Match Preview
SRH was patiently waiting for this IPL to end because their performance has been noticeably poor in the second phase of this tournament. But, the team did take a twist when they won a match after losing the previous 7 games. They convincingly defeated the Rajasthan Royals with 7 wickets, and this win was necessary for the orange-black squad to get back on their feet.
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On the other hand, CSK has a fantastic squad where every player is the best in what they do. Ravindra Jadeja’s aggressive batting style worked well in their favor when they won the 8th match against Kolkata Knight Riders. MS Dhoni has led the super kings quite well, and that is why they are placed at no. 1 on the leaderboard.
If we talk about the history of games between CSK and SRH, they have encountered each other on 15 occasions. CSK maintained a good track record there with 11 victories in their name, and SRH managed to win only 4. It looks like Jason Roy and Kane Williamson will have to show off their remarkable batting once again today if they want to win the match.
Probable XI Players Of Both Teams
- Kane Williamson.
- Jason Roy.
- Wriddhiman Saha.
- Priyam Garg.
- Abhishek Sharma.
- Abdul Samad.
- Jason Holder.
- Rashid Khan.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
- Sandeep Sharma.
- Siddarth Kaul.
Chennai Super Kings
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- MS Dhoni.
- Ravindra Jadeja.
- Ruturaj Gaikwad.
- Faf du Plessis.
- Moeen Ali.
- Ambati Rayudu.
- Suresh Raina.
- Sam Curran / Dwayne Bravo.
- Shardul Thakur.
- Deepak Chahar.
- Josh Hazlewood.
Key Players To Look Forward To
Jason Roy: Jason Roy joined the SRH squad as a replacement for Mitchell Marsh. With a sensational debut of 50 runs, this English batsman scored 42 runs in 60 balls against the royals. We hope he will maintain the same performance streak in today’s match as well.
Ruturaj Gaikwad: This CSK batsman has been consistently good in all the games he has played so far. In the second phase of IPL, he has scored 166 runs in 3 matches with an average strike rate of 83, so it is pretty impressive.
Rashid Khan: SRH skipper Kane Williamson always finds Rashid Khan as the go-to-bowler of the team. Khan never disappoints the team when he gets the ball. He has taken 13 wickets in 10 matches and is the best wicket-taker of SRH.
Ravindra Jadeja: Jadeja has the unique ability to change the game’s direction whenever he steps on the field. In CSK’s last match against KKR, Jadeja scored 22 runs in 8 balls and won the game for CSK.
Wriddhiman Saha: If a captain needs the best wicket-keeper, Wriddhiman Saha should top the list of choices. He has scored 75 runs in 5 matches with an average of 15. That’s why he is truly a gem of the SRH squad.
What We Think
Sharjah Cricket Stadium is not so batting friendly, and so the batsmen may have to face a little trouble in scoring runs. However, judging by their previous performance records, it seems CSK may have a good chance of winning this match. But, SRH also broke their losing streak, so let’s hope for the best.