Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL 2024 prediction: Match win, Dream11 and toss

  • Match Prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win
  • Toss prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win the toss and bowl first

Here is our CSK vs SRH prediction for the 46th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 between Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad. The two teams will take on each other at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk in Chennai on Sunday, April 28.

Read on for our detailed CSK vs SRH predictions ahead of this match on Sunday night.

  • Date and time: April 28, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai

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Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match preview

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings have had a slight hiccup in their path for the playoffs after losing two consecutive games against Lucknow Super Giants. They have eight points and a net run-rate of 0.415, having won four and lost four games each. In the last game, they lost by six wickets at home. 

Batting first, Ruturaj Gaikwad registered an outstanding century, scoring an unbeaten 108 off 60 deliveries. Shivam Dube continued his great form with a blistering 66 off 27 to power the team to power the team to 210. Defending the target, CSK removed the Lucknow openers early but couldn't get past Marcus Stoinis, who smashed 124* in 63 balls. 

CSK possible XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (c/wk), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman 

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad are placed third on the points table with 10 points and a net run-rate of 0.577. They have won five games and lost three so far. SRH saw their four-match winning streak come to an end when they lost to Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 35 runs. 

Bowling first, Jaydev Unadkat snared 3 for 30 in four overs but the rest of the attack was taken to the cleaners as RCB posted 207. The target was well within the reach for the brand of cricket SRH are playing but they had a big collapse. Abhishek Sharma struck 31 off 13 before they were reduced to 69/5. Pat Cummins later hit 31 off 15 but it wasn't enough. 

SRH possible XI: Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Glenn Phillips, Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan

Pitch and expected weather conditions

MA Chidambaram Stadium – the Chepauk has historically been a venue where spinners and slower bowlers find assistance. However, barring one game, the pitches have been excellent for batting this season. The team batting first has posted 173, 206 and 210 in three of the four games played here this season. 

The weather forecast suggests Chennai could be partly cloudy on Sunday evening but there is no threat of rain for this game. The temperature is expected to hover between 26-32 degree Celsius during the match-time.

CSK vs SRH Dream11 prediction

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Our CSK vs SRH Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Heinrich Klaasen 
  • Batter(s): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Daryl Mitchell 
  • All-rounder(s): Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali 
  • Bowler(s): Matheesha Pathirana, Pat Cummins, T Natarajan 
  • Recommended captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Abhishek Sharma 

In this part of the CSK vs SRH match prediction, we will discuss why we picked the above XI for this Dream11 contest. Starting with the wicket-keepers, Heinrich Klaasen remains a must pick. MS Dhoni, while in great form, doesn't get much time in the middle. 

Among batters, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma have been in incredible form and must be picked. Daryl Mitchell hasn't fired in the season yet but you can take a punt on him. 

Ravindra Jadeja hasn't taken many wickets this season but offers dual value as he has been batting at number four. Moeen Ali could be valuable in this game with his all-round skill set. Among bowlers, we have picked Matheesha Pathirana, Pat Cummins and T Natarajan. 

As for C and VC, we have gone with Ruturaj Gaikwad and Abhishek Sharma. Gaikwad is coming off a superb unbeaten century against Lucknow Super Giants. Abhishek has scored 288 runs at an average of 38 and strike rate of 218 with one fifty. 

Match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win

The head to head record between these two teams is heavily tilted towards Chennai Super Kings. The men in yellow have won 15 games as opposed to 6 by SRH. As for this season, Hyderabad do have a strong and in-form batting line-up that is wreaking havoc everywhere. But facing Chennai at the Chepauk is a different challenge. CSK have a tailor-made side for home conditions and Matheesha Pathirana will be a key asset in this game. Our match prediction is for Chennai Super Kings to win. 

Toss prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win the toss and field first

The data at the Chepauk in the IPL since 2018 doesn't show much bias for batting first or second. There have been 31 IPL matches played here in the last six years, with the team batting first winning 16 and the chasing team winning 15 games. However, chasing is a more preferred option because of the dew factor. The chasing side has won three out of four games played here in this tournament. Our toss prediction is that Chennai Super Kings will win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Ruturaj Gaikwad 

The CSK captain looked in sublime touch in the previous game against Lucknow Super Giants, where he scored an unbeaten 108 in 60 deliveries. Ruturaj Gaikwad has been pretty good for the team in this season, scoring 349 runs at an average of 59 while striking at 142. He has smashed one century and two half centuries in the competition. You can back Gaikwad to come good in this game. 

Betting Odds

  • Chennai Super Kings: 1.80 (PARIMATCH)
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 2.00 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers have Chennai Super Kings as favourites despite Sunrisers Hyderabad being ahead in the points tally. CSK have 1.80 odds of winning this match whereas SRH have higher odds of 2.00.