Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings 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 field first

We bring you our SRH vs CSK prediction as Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings in match no. 18 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on Friday, April 5th. The match is scheduled to take place at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal in Hyderabad. 

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

  • Date and time: April 5, 7:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad

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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings match preview

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad have played three matches in the IPL 2024, losing twice and winning once. Following their victory over Mumbai Indians, where they hammered a record 277, SRH suffered a seven-wicket defeat versus Gujarat Titans away from home.

SRH won the toss and opted to bat first in the afternoon fixture at Ahmedabad. Openers couldn't get past 20 while Abhishek Sharma struck 29 off 20. Heinrich Klaasen also struck 24 off 13 but none of the top five batters could go on to score big. Abdul Samad hit 29 not-out in 14 to help them reach 162. Defending the total, SRH bowlers couldn't make enough impact.

SRH possible XI: Travis Head, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (c), Jaydev Unadkat, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings had a good start to their title defence with two back to back victories over Royal Challengers Bengaluru and Gujarat Titans. But they lost their third game against Delhi Capitals by 20 runs at Visakhapatnam. 

CSK's bowling attack was taken apart by Delhi openers and later by Rishabh Pant. Matheesha Pathirana was the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 31 in four overs. Chasing a big target of 192, they lost the opening pair for just 7 runs. Ajinkya Rahane struck 45 off 30 while Daryl Mitchell added 34 runs but the required rate kept creeping up. MS Dhoni later smashed 37* off 16 but the game was done.

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

Pitch and expected weather conditions

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium has historically provided balanced pitches with some assistance for bowlers as well. The average first innings score here in IPL since 2018 reads 170. The last game played here this season saw a batting carnage with over 520 runs across two innings. Expect another good pitch for batting in this game as well.

As per the weather forecast, Hyderabad could be warm and cloudy on Friday evening. There might be 40% cloud cover but rain should not be a threat with only 4% chance of precipitation. The temperature is likely to hover between 27-31 degrees during the match-time. 

SRH vs CSK Dream11 prediction

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Our SRH vs CSK Dream11 prediction for this match

  • Wicketkeeper(s): Heinrich Klaasen 
  • Batter(s): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head, Ajinkya Rahane, Rachin Ravindra 
  • All-rounder(s): Aiden Markram, Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja 
  • Bowler(s): Pat Cummins, Matheesha Pathirana 
  • Recommended captain: Ruturaj Gaikwad 
  • Recommended vice-captain: Abhishek Sharma 

In this part of the SRH vs CSK match prediction, we will try to explain why we have picked the above XI for this Dream11 contest. Considering the pitch for this game is likely to be batting friendly, we have opted to pack the XI with more batters. 

Looking at the current form, Heinrich Klaasen, Abhishek Sharma, Rachin Ravindra and Travis Head are must picks for this game. Ruturaj Gaikwad has the quality while Ajinkya Rahane is coming off a decent knock. 

Daryl Mitchell was amongst runs in the last game while Aiden Markram can turn the game on his day. Ravindra Jadeja should also be picked for his all-round value. Among bowlers, Matheesha Pathirana must be picked and Pat Cummins has been doing a decent job. 

As for captaincy and vice captaincy, we will back Ruturaj Gaikwad and Abhishek Sharma. Gaikwad has a terrific record in the IPL and made 46 in the second game. Sharma has been in great form, bats at three and doesn't have any real threat in the opposite bowling unit. 

Match prediction: Chennai Super Kings to win

The head to head record between these two sides is completely lopsided, with Chennai Super Kings winning 15 games and Sunrisers Hyderabad coming out on top just five times. As for this fixture, both teams have pretty strong batting units but SRH can be vulnerable on days where Heinrich Klaasen goes early. The bowling units are similar in quality but CSK just gets more out of their players. Our match prediction is that Chennai Super Kings will win. 

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

Looking at the record, Hyderabad is a venue where the team batting first has had more success. In the  last six years, the venue has hosted 23 IPL matches, of which the team batting first has won 13. Talking about these two teams, SRH batted first in the last game after winning the toss while CSK generally prefer chasing. Our toss prediction is for Chennai Super Kings to win the toss and opt to field first. 

Man of the match prediction: Ruturaj Gaikwad 

The CSK skipper hasn't had a great start to the season. He made 46 in the second game but failed either side of it. Having said that, Ruturaj Gaikwad is an excellent player and has been one of the most prolific batters in the last three years. He has scored 1859 runs in the IPL from 55 innings, averaging 38 at a strike rate of 135. Gaikwad has hit one century and 14 half centuries in the league. Back him to come good in this game. 

Betting Odds

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad: 2.00 (PARIMATCH)
  • Chennai Super Kings: 1.81 (PARIMATCH)

The bookmakers believe Chennai Super Kings are favourites to win this game. CSK have 1.81 odds of winning this contest whereas SRH head into the match with bigger odds of 2.00. 


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