- Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will compete on Thursday
- Chennai’s team is at the top of the points table.
- Hyderabad team is currently at the bottom of the points table
- Chennai is set to reach the playoffs and what are the hopes for Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad, almost out of the race for the playoffs, will face Chennai Super Kings, who are on top of the IPL points table, on Thursday, they won in the last match. With the intention of maintaining the rhythm of.
Kane Williamson led from the front with an unbeaten half-century to help Sunrisers Hyderabad win after five consecutive defeats. Sunrisers Hyderabad have lost eight out of ten matches.
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Sunrisers team management’s biggest decision was to drop aggressive opener David Warner who has scored just 181 runs at an average of 24.37. This time Warner was dropped twice, under whose captaincy the team won the title in 2016.
Now speculation has intensified about Warner’s future with Sunrisers Hyderabad and in such a situation, Kane Williamson will have a big responsibility to improve the team’s performance. England opener Jason Roy, taking full advantage of the opportunity, scored 60 runs and contributed significantly to the team’s victory with nine balls to spare.
Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jason Holder also bowled well in the death overs and did not allow a single boundary in the last 17 balls. Took the wicket of Sanju Samson in the last over. Now Sunrisers will be hoping to win all four matches and the results of the other matches will be favorable but for that they will have to wait for some miracle.
Williamson said after the win in the last match, ‘Our performance has improved. Everyone knew their role. I want to see young players taking advantage of the opportunity and enjoying the game.
On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings, captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, have almost confirmed their place in the playoffs by registering three consecutive wins. Ravindra Jadeja, who scored 22 runs in eight balls, was the cornerstone of Sunday’s last-ball two-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Chennai batting strong
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad have given the team a good start while Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu also add depth to the batting. Gaikwad scored 40, 38 and 88 not out.
Weakness is the weak link of Dhoni’s team
Bowling seems to be their weak link and Sunrisers can take advantage of it. West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was rested against Kolkata who will return in place of Sam Curran.
Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Karn Sharma, Josh Hazlewood, Jason Behrendorff, Krishnappa Gautam, Mitchell Santner, Ravi Srinivasan, Sai Kishore, Hari Nishant, N Jagadeesan, Cheteshwar Pujara, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy and Bhagat Verma.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (capt), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Sherfane Rutherford, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Rashid Khan, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma , Shahbaz Nadeem, Abdul Samad, J Suchit, Jason Holder, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rehman, Jason Roy.