Its CSK Vs SRH in Dubai today. While David Warner’s Hyderabad is coming after defeating Delhi Capitals, while MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will be again seen after a week break. Both the teams are struggling at this moment and would like to be on the winning side after today’s match.
Currently SRH is standing in the 7th Position with 2 points, registering 1 win in 3 matches ( -0.228) NRR, while CSK is at the bottom of points table with 2 points. The success of this tournament is highly dependent on how both of this teams perform. CSK and SRH have huge fan following, but till now they have disappointed their fans.
The Chennai Super Kings fans are hoping that Thala and CSK makes a strong comeback after facing 2 defeats, while the Hyderabad fans are praying that the Sun again rises today and SRH continues their winning momentum. There are concerns for both the team and the captain needs to find the answers soon.
Its a battle of heavyweights, Shane Watson Vs Jonny Bairstow, the battle of lethal spinner, young Rashid Khan Vs experience Piyush Chawla and finally David Warner Vs MS Dhoni. While SRH has got a good lineup, still the captain and the management needs to decide whether they will stick to Manish Pandey at 3 and Kane Williamson at 4.
Rashid Khan, the backbone of SRH bowling line up was the biggest positive for the team from the previous match. Rashid’s dream spell of 3/14 in 4 overs completely took away the game from the opponent. While young Natarajan also impressed everyone by delivering lethal Yorkers. SRH captain David Warner would like to regain his lost form with this match.
Chennai Super Kings
On CSK’s camp their are some issues. The lost form of Shane Watson. Since 2018, Watson has become one of the biggest match winner for CSK. The day he fires their is no looking back. If you look at Chennai’s past year history, the management and the captain sticked to Shane until the finals. In the IPL final 2019, though CSK lost but Shane Watson won respect for his fighting knock. But in that case the team was continuously winning despite Shane’s failure.
Murali Vijay continues failure has caused a lot of criticism on the player as well as the captain. Now the team needs to decide, can they open with Shane Watson and Ruturaj Gaikwad, as the young player is accustomed to open in the domestic matches.
Every department of CSK is not playing to its 100% potential and they would surely like to change it today. Chennai Super Kings are hugely dependant on their bowling. In 2018, 2019 their were more than 6-7 options of bowlers for the captain, but the situation is such that Dhoni is now only restricted to 5 bowlers. If a bad day goes for any one of them, their is certainly no hope. Deepak Chahar who was known for taking early wickets for the team, is also failing to do so this year.
CSK needs to find a perfect balance, the availability of Ambati Rayudu will surely help the team. In the videos released by CSK official YouTube channel, you can see players are sweating it out in the nets and looking in a very good touch. However the fans are hoping to see MS Dhoni to come at number 5, he has shown his hitting glimpse in the game against RR in Sharjaah and now they want to witness his greatness in the game against SRH in Dubai today.
Here’s the video: