In 2020, every unpredictable thing is happening. On one hand, Royal Challengers Bangalore are winning the consecutive games whereas Chennai Super Kings are languishing at the bottom of the table. In a crucial game on Tuesday, Chennai Super Kings are up against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
After one of the losses in IPL 2020, Mahendra Singh Dhoni said they will find a stable line-up before the season touches the half-way mark. However, it hasn’t been the case as Chennai are yet to find out the winning combination. The team also lacks the intent to win the games.
May the roars find the right volume once again. #WhistlePodu #Yellove #WhistleFromHome #SRHvCSK 🦁💛 pic.twitter.com/RNpBc9vCmd
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) October 13, 2020
One more cause of concern for Captain Cool is he is yet to win a single toss in the 13th edition of IPL. Dhoni hasn’t won the toss and both of their victories have come while chasing the target. However, if the top order fails, there is no player to chip in and save grace for the side.
Here are the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings in a crucial game against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Tuesday:
#1) Narayan Jagadeesan
The Tamilnadu Ranji wicket-keeper batsman replaced veteran Kedar Jadhav against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Though he couldn’t score in bulk against the dominant Royal Challengers, the player showed what he is capable of. Narayan Jagadessan scored 33 of 28 deliveries which included four boundaries. On a surface that was turning and slowing down, Narayan Jagadeesan showed the mettle and forged a partnership with Ambati Rayudu.
Though it’s just one game, Narayan Jagadeesan is able to leave a mark behind and will be one of the top three picks for the Chennai Super Kings against SRH. Sunrisers have wily bowlers but N Jagadeesan can offer a great fight on Tuesday.
#2) Sam Curran
In a season where everything is going for Chennai Super Kings, Sam Curran is a silver lining for them. He has not only choked the batsmen with his left-arm swing but also has wielded his bat and scored quickfire cameos. However, he has failed to take his team past the winning line in the recent games and will look to bounce back against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sam Curran is an effective fast bowler in the powerplay rather than in death overs. He will look to remove the early wickets of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow who are the key players for SRH’s aspirations.
#3) Ambati Rayudu
The veteran cricketer, Ambati Rayudu will be one of the top three picks for Chennai Super Kings against a strong bowling line-up of Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is the soul of Chennai Super King’s batting line-up in the absence of Suresh Raina in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. He received a lot of flak in the previous game as his slow innings led to CSK’s defeat.
With CSK looking to bounce back from the series of defeats, Ambati Rayudu has a big role to play in the crucial game of the season.