IPL 2019, Match 33 – SRH vs CSK: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
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Updated - Apr 16, 2019 6:34 pm
The finalists of the Indian Premier League (IPL) last year will lock horns for the first time this year. But the form of both the teams is contrasting. While the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have more or less confirmed their place in the playoffs, the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have lost their way after starting really well. They have been at the wrong end of the result for the three consecutive games and the game against CSK couldn’t have come at the worst time for them.
The Men in Yellow have once again tackled the injury and player availability issues smartly. They are well on their way to defend the title and are way ahead of the other teams with 14 points to their name after eight matches. After their win against KKR, CSK won’t look to change their team much apart from a tactical rejig in the bowling department.
For SRH though there might be a few changes again and one of them could be Kane Williamson opening the innings with Jonny Bairstow coming down the order. Also, Manish Pandey could come into the equation at the expense of Ricky Bhui.
The 33rd game of the IPL between SRH and CSK will be hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
The match starts at 08:00 PM local time (14:30 GMT).
The game will be live on Star Sports in India. (Live streaming on Hotstar).
Hyderabad will experience scorching heat in the lead up to the game. But it will cool down in the evening and the temperature will come down considerably to 29 Degrees Celsius during the match. There won’t be a lot of dew in this game if we go by the previous game.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Sunrisers Hyderabad – L, L, L, W, W
Chennai Super Kings – W, W, W, W, L
The Hyderabad pitch has surprisingly slowed down considerably in the last couple of matches. It is expected to be the same for this game as well with the spinners coming into play. The team winning the toss might opt to bat first.
Average first innings score: 180 – 4 IPL matches this season
Record of chasing team: Won – 1, Lost – 3
Probable Playing XI:
Kane Williamson (c), David Warner, Vijay Shankar, Manish Pandey, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Deepak Hooda, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma.
Bench: Ricky Bhui, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Shakib Al Hasan, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natrajan, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddarth Kaul, Mohammad Nabi, Martin Guptill.
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
Bench: Murali Vijay, Karn Sharma, Sam Billings, Dhruv Shorey, Monu Kumar, Mitchell Santner, Chaitanya Bishnoi, N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, DJ Bravo.
Dwayne Bravo is still injured and unavailable.
MS Dhoni vs SRH in IPL: 13 inns 395 runs 56.42 average 150.19 S/R 4 fifties
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: David Warner, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Jonny Bairstow
Vice-Captain Options: Kane Williamson, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – David Warner (C), Kane Williamson, Vijay Shankar, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis (VC)
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – MS Dhoni (VC)
Batsmen – Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Kane Williamson (C), Deepak Hooda
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan.
With the pitch getting slow, the middling scores in the prospect and the big boundaries, MS Dhoni could turn out to be a smart pick. But he has to tackle Rashid Khan well.
Kane Williamson is due for a big knock and can be made captain in Grand League.
CSK are the favourites but SRH can hit back as they are playing on the home ground.