SRH Vs CSK Preview Highlights:
- SRH and CSK will play the first match between the two franchisees this season on April 17, Wednesday
- The match will take place at 8:00pm and toss will be conducted at 7:30pm along with the team news at the same time. The match will be show on Star Sports 1,2,Select HD1,Hindi/HD
- CSK had defeated KKR in their earlier match of the season by 5 wickets to stay well clear at the top with 14 points. On the other hand, SRH are facing a torrid time, having lost to DC by 39 runs.
Last season’s finalists are set to resume their rivalry for the first time this season with the two sides clashing on Wednesday, April 17. The only fixture yet to have seen even a single match being played this season will finally get underway in SRH’s batting friendly stadium as the side look to get their season back on track after losing its wheels in the past couple of matches.
After enjoying a steady start to the season despite being without the services of their captain Kane Williamson owing to an injury, SRH’s many gaping holes have been exploited magnificently by teams. Huge problems in the middle-order along with a paper thin pace attack have left SRH profoundly short of resources in both the departments, something they have failed to adjust as the weeks go back.
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Finding themselves in 6th place with just the 3 wins from 7 matches, things need to turn SRH’s way and sooner rather than later. What bodes as good news for them in the return of Williamson, a player who brings to the outfit not only his expertise with the bat at number 3 but also serves as the leader the side were missing. The main area of concern though for the side continues to be the pace attack with no one apart from Bhuvneshwar being able to deliver incisive performances.
On a batting track that will see runs come by the minute, CSK’s batting heavy department can have a feat if SRH continue to deliver their lacklustre stuff. The side has just refused to be beaten this season and Jadeja’s 31 run knock in the last match against KKR showed how deep the side bat, with match winners lined up in the squad.
The key battle in this encounter will lie between SRH’s top 3 and CSK’s spinning department. If Jadeja and Tahir can clean up Williamson, Warner and Bairstow early on, CSK will have sealed half the battle for themselves. It’s going to be the clash to watch out for and one that will eventually decide how the match runs its course.
SRH Vs CSK Preview
Bhuvneshwar Kumar(C), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Vijay Shankar, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Kane Williamson, Shahbaz Nadeem, Ricky Bhui, Khaleel Ahmed
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Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(C), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Match Details: SRH Vs CSK
Date and Time: April 17, 8:00 pm
Television: Star Sports 1, 2, Select HD1, Hindi/HD
Match number: 33