Match Preview – CSK vs SRH
In Match 23 of the VIVO IPL 2021, Chennai Super Kings will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi. The two teams have had divergent fortunes so far and thus, they lie on the two extremes of the IPL Points Table in 2021. CSK had a field day against an unbeaten RCB in their last match. The Dhoni-led side hammered their opponents to claim their fourth win in this IPL season.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered a heartbreaking loss in the Super over after Kane Williamson batted exceptionally well to help his team equal the score against Delhi Capitals. Currently, SRH are languishing at the bottom of the points table with a solitary win in the five matches so far.
Going into this encounter, both the teams will hope to gain two crucial points. SRH will have a tough task in hand if they aim to go past the Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.
Before we make CSK vs SRH Today Match Prediction, here's a look at what does the fixture has to offer:
CSK vs SRH – Predicted Playing XIs for Today’s IPL Match
Chennai Super Kings
English all-rounder Moeen Ali missed the last match due to an injury but is likely to make his way back in the CSK playing XI. Dwayne Bravo is most likely to sit out for CSK in today's IPL match against SRH.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir
Bhuvneshwar Kumar suffered a strain in the match against Punjab Kings and hence, did not play in the last match against Delhi Capitals. However, he could be back in the playing XI for the upcoming match against CSK.
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson, Virat Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar/Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul
CSK vs SRH Head to Head record in IPL| H2H IPL stats
CSK won: 10
SRH won: 4
NR : 0
CSK and SRH have gone head to head in the IPL on 14 occasions so far in the history of this tournament. Dhoni’s men have emerged victorious in 10 out of the 14 matches and have a huge advantage going into today’s CSK vs SRH IPL match. SRH will look to reduce this deficit and mark the beginning of their comeback in this year's IPL.
Players to watch out for in CSK vs SRH IPL match:
Chennai Super Kings are reaping rewards for persisting with the opening duo of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis. These two will look to provide a solid start yet again in today’s match. All-Rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran have contributed in more than one departments for CSK and will be the players to watch out for in CSK vs SRH today's IPL match.
Skipper David Warner will have to step up for SRH and provide a solid start to their batting innings. Alongside Warner, Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson are the pillars of SRH’s batting lineup. Rashid Khan will be the player to be vary about for the opponents. He is extremely difficult to get away and has a knack of picking wickets.
CSK vs SRH Match Prediction – Who will win today’s IPL match?
Sunrisers have struggled with their batting order so far this season. The inexperience in the middle order has proved to be a major vulnerability, something that Chennai Super Kings will look to exploit in today’s encounter. Looking at the team composition and the pitch conditions, CSk will have an upper hand and are likely to win today's CSK vs SRH IPL match on April 28.