IPL 2020, CSK VS SRH: CSK look to bounce back against SRH

Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Chennai Super Kings at Dubai International stadium. Sunrisers will be high on confidence after their first win against table-toppers Delhi. Chennai is coming after a week’s break and will be bolstered by the return of Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo. Sunrisers took the gamble of bringing Kane Williamson in place of Nabi to bolster the batting and he played a momentum-changing innings which gave Sunrisers bowlers a cushion of 10-15 runs.

Value of his knock can be judged by fact that he scored at a strike rate of 157 best among batsman who faced more than 12 balls. Warner and Bairstow after a sedate power play start shifted the gears, Warner, in particular, played aggressively to build a platform from where the team would be in a position to push towards a par score. Young Samad was impressive and played a cameo of 12 in 7 balls. SRH bowling was spot on and with Rashid registering his best figures & Bhuvneshwar-Natrajan nailing wide Yorkers, DC found themselves 15 runs short.

Chennai team are playing after 7 days and their fans would be hoping that the team would bat play with intent. Rayudu is back and will bolster their middle order and a fit Bravo would be good at death. With openers not giving them any starts, onus of scoring runs and has been on Faf Duplessis and he has been left with too much to do. CSK team would hope that their openers would score some runs to give middle-order some momentum. Dhoni should bat up the order at no 5 to control the batting.

Curran would also like to continue his good work. Dhoni would also hope that his spinners would give him more control during the middle phase. It’s very rare to see CSK languishing at the bottom so they would hope that game against SRH will give them the momentum to surge up at points table.CSK have to handle Rashid smartly. There are lots of questions for CSK to answer how they have prepared will be seen. If last match confidence is something then SRH look favourites to win.