IPL 2019 Match Preview: M33 – SRH VS CSK: Sunrisers have now suffered three consecutive losses – two of those at home; it is the first time in four seasons that SRH have lost two consecutive matches at home.
The home side made four changes last time around. It is highly unlikely that all four will get to hold onto their spots.
Probable XI: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (WK), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddharth Kaul
Chennai Super Kings
Dwayne Bravo did warm up on the eve of the game but Super Kings wouldn’t want to push his recovery considering their luxury at the top of the table. The visitors are likely to field the same XI.
Probable XI: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & WK), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir
Did you know:
-> SRH lost all their four games against CSK last IPL. Overall, CSK lead 8-2 in H-2-H encounters against SRH in IPL.
-> CSK have lost most wickets in the powerplay (16) and SRH the least (3).
-> MS Dhoni has scored 87 runs off 49 balls off Bhuvneshwar Kumar without getting dismissed in IPL.
What they said:
“Seven (wins) from eight is a great result. One of the benefits of an experienced team is that when you are doing badly or when you are doing too well the emotional change is not too big. We don’t get very excited, we don’t get too depressed if things don’t go our way.” – Eric Simmons, CSK Bowling consultant
“We still know that this tournament is still wide open. If we manage to get our game together throughout all facets of the game, we will find ourselves playing at the end of the season.” – Tom Moody, SRH Head coach
Head to Head in IPL
Overall: Matches – 12,Kings XI Punjab – 3, Sunrisers Hyderabad – 9.
In Mohali: Matches – 5, Kings XI Punjab – 1, Sunrisers Hyderabad – 4.