Chennai Super kings have loads of experience in their side to overcome the challenges which is in front of them. You can't take lightly at all though they are at bottom of points table .
Inclusion of Ambati Rayudu will have an impact on the side as he was the batsamna in form for Chennai along with senior player Faf Du Plesis . According to internal sources Dwayne Bravo is also Fit to play but it would be interesting to see who misses out if he is playing .
Sunrisers are the team whose batting strenght lies in the top order consisting Jonny Bairstow and Skipper David Warner . With Williamson coming in the squad have given some assistance to the batting but still middle order is vulnerable and lacks experience .
Being at the bottom of the Points Table in not the thing you expect from a Champion team like Chennai Super Kings but it has been such a Tournamnet for the side where they haven't get going . In Today's Encounter Chennai Super Kings will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at Dubai International Stadium . You can always expect a turnaround from Chennai at any stage of the tournament . Ambati rayudu is Expected to join the team for today's match which will help the side to improve their batting as he was the man in from in starting two matches. Faf Du Plesis has looked solid in this tournament and will like to continue his form . Murali Vijay is running out of form and he can be replaced for today's match . Dwayne Bravo is also fit according to reports from team management . In Bowling department , Piyush Chawla has impressed everyone with his bowling picking crucial wickets in middle overs . Sam Curran is performing well in this competition with both bat and ball in hand.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be full of confidence with their previous match where they defeated Delhi Capitals . Inclusion of Kane Williamson has one wonders for the team giving them a strong top 3 in batting order. But the middle order also has to come to the party to benefit the team . Hyderabad lacks a good finisher at the back end of the innings . Onus will be Bairstow and David Warner to give them a good start without losing wickets in the Powerplays as fall of wiclets early on will expose the week middle order of Hyderabad . Bowling has been impressive in the previous game where Rashid Khan picked up 3 crucial wickets by just conceding 14 runs in his Quota . Bhuvneshwar Kumar was up to the mark along with Natarajan who bowled exceptionally well in the death bowlers and was also economical.
Dubai International Cricket Stadium has the biggest ground of the three venues selected for the IPL. As has been happening in the tournament so far, we expect the match to be played on one of the side pitches, making hitting sixes on one side a tad too difficult. With that, we expect the spinners to not only come into the game but also have a big impact. In fact, spinners have so far tasted more success here as compared to the seamers.However, it might slow down considerably in the first half of the second innings. The team winning the toss would want to put a total of at least 175 runs here.
This ground has an immaculate record in the favor of the team batting first. In all of the six matches played here, the team batting first eventually finished at the top. The pitch is likely to slow down so much that the dew might not have as much an impact as expected. As we have seen right throughout, runs on the board will be difficult to chase down. Considering that as well as the statistics, which highly favors the team batting first, we expect the captain winning the toss to bat first.