Indian Super League 2021 Match 23
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad – April 28th
Chennai Super Kings:
Three-time winners Chennai Super Kings are on a roll in IPL 2021. Since losing their first match of the tournament, CSK has triumphed four on the run. MS Dhoni and men will enter into Wednesday’s game on the back of a 69-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Riding on the feats of Deepak Chahar and Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings have captivated in the powerplay overs with both the ball and bat. Given the stability and intensity they possess, CSK will fancy a victory to start the Delhi leg of their IPL 2021 campaign.
Possible playing XI: Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar and Imran Tahir.
Nevertheless, the Super Kings will lock horn with an injured Sunrisers Hyderabad outfit who are languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2021 points table. With only one victory in five matches, the Sunrisers will be frantic to return to winning ways and initiate a comeback in IPL 2021.
Although their top-order triad of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, and Kane Williamson have shone of late, their middle-order misfortunes have reappeared from time to time, priced them a few games this edition. The burden will be on Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar, with the former expected to make a return to the playing roster, to produce the goods in the middle overs. With Rashid Khan heading a decent bowling attack, one cannot write the Sunrisers off at any expense.
Possible playing XI: David Warner (c), Kedar Jadhav/Abdul Samad, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Jagadeesha Suchith, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed and Sandeep Sharma.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
Although the wicket at the Arun Jaitley Stadium should be a great one to bat on, there should be plenty of help on the bid for the bowlers. With some grass anticipated to cover the wicket, the speedsters should get the ball to seam, swing and bounce early on. The spin bowlers should also get some buy off the wicket, keeping the batters on their toes in the middle overs.
With dew expected to play a part in the second innings, both sides will prefer to chase upon winning the toss. 165-175 should be the par score at the IPL venue.
Chennai Super Kings will indisputably begin as favourites, given their current run of form. Nevertheless, MS Dhoni and men will be watchful of what Hyderabad and superstar Rashid Khan, in specific, are adept at in the shortest format.
Chennai starts with the odds of 1.71 while Hyderabad is at 2.10. We’re in Delhi for this game for the first time. It has a repute as quite a high-scoring venue but that’s not always the situation. We believe, Sunrisers will want to bat first after what has happened to their chases so far. However, Dhoni’s men are masters at chasing, and thence, it will be a tough call. With two precious points up for steals, we should be in for an exciting to kickstart the Delhi leg of IPL 2021.