Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Chennai Super Kings on 22 April 2018 at their home ground at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, in Uppal. This will be a high-energy game and a tough one for cricket pundits to predict as both teams are well matched.
Read the match preview and prediction to find out who will win the game and increase their likelihood of making it to the playoffs.
|Match||Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, 20th Match|
|Date||Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM ( 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL )|
|Venue||Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad|
|Weather Forecast||Mostly Sunny|
The pitch in Hyderabad usually supports batsmen in the first inning and then begins spinning. So, the team that bats first is expected to set a high target and then ensure their spinners can come and take wickets. This is where Sunrisers are lacking. The team has ample pace bowlers, but does not have spinners who can take wickets. On the other hand, CSK has Harbhajan, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma and even Ravindra Jadeja.
Both teams have maintained their core players and then developed the rest of the team around these players. So, it should be really interesting to see who ends up a winner on D-Day.
Sunrisers is hoping to emulate its success from 2016, but may find it tough going. While it has kept its core team and chosen Kane Williamson as the captain, chances are high that Chennai Super Kings will win the game. Here are the reasons why this could happen:
Chennai Super Kings’ strength is its core team that has been playing together for several years and hence, has the understanding it takes to win matches
CSK has batting depth that can make latter overs very lucrative
MS Dhoni is one of the best captains of all formats, including T20
The team’s spinners will end up deciding the match, but are capable wicket takers
CSK’s trump is Harbhajan Singh, who has been picked by the team after spending 10 years with Mumbai Indians