As we slowly Move Towards the middle phase of the tournament where teams are going to complete their 6/7 Matches in the next few days, the 2 South Franchises will look to win the Contest and better their chances for the playoffs. As of now CSK looks in a good position from 3 wins in 5 games and SRH has 2 in 5 games but 1 win can make it 3 wins in 6 games for both teams. So it will be quite an interesting contest b/w the 2 teams. Chennai with there Power packed batting order where Mahendra Singh Dhoni is playing 8 will go all out vs a very good Hyderabad attack consisting of Swing Bowler Bhuvi – hit-the-deck bowler Jansen and the spin options like Rashid and Sundar which will help Spinners.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK coming with a nail-biting win vs RCB at Chinnaswamy will like to continue their dominance in their den Chepauk. The team in yellow is like Demigod in the home conditions as history suggests as well they have good spinners currently also i.e Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Theekshana. However, in the last game, Rajasthan trapped them irrespective of the fact that Dhoni played a blinder in the end. Ruturaj and Conway will try to give good starts as they have batting till 10 the form both openers are In they themselves know the importance of maximising powerplay in Chepauk.
Hyderabad will look to earn the points in this southern derby encounter. They have a poor record vs CSK and are in the bottom 3 for quite a good time now. Harry Brook will be the key for them. Mayank needs to fire as soon as possible coz Hyderabad has Abhishek Sharma too as an opener. Their best batter is Rahul Tripathi who looks to dominate anything coming in front of him with the maturity of Markram who plays according to the situation. The swing bowler and the powerplay specialist of the franchise i.e Bhuvi and Sundar will be key for bowling. A very very important call on Umran Malik might be Playing Tomorrow. Chepauk can make the contest even with a flat wicket.
Probable Playing XI
Chennai Super Kings: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk) Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Henrich Klaasen (wk), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Mayank Markande
Players to Watch Out For
Ruturaj Gaikwad: With 200 runs in 5 matches, Ruturaj is the top run scorer for CSK this season. He won the Orange cap in 2021 and is in the race this time too. Gaikwad failed in the previous two games but would look to bounce back strong against SRH.
Moeen Ali: Moeen can be described as a complete package. He can bat anywhere from the opening slot and can finish the innings too. His spin bowling will also be a key at Chepauk ( At Chepauk, he has taken 6 wickets in 3 matches with an economy of just 6.6)
Washington Sundar: IPL 2023 is proved to be a very average season for him till now. Washi would look to build his confidence as his spin bowling and the game against quality spin will be major factors in deciding the result of this match.
Mayank Markande: With 6 wickets in 3 matches and an economy under 6.5, Mayank is the best bowler for SRH so far. This season is proved to be a breakthrough season for him and would aim to make a dream debut at Chepauk.
CSK vs SRH Dream11 Team
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