IPL 2019, Match 41 – CSK vs SRH: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
Pick as many spinners as you can in your fantasy team.
Updated - Apr 23, 2019 7:52 pm
After being involved in a thriller against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fly back home to face the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the Chepauk. Though MS Dhoni won the hearts of his fans with a gigantic knock of 84 runs, the one-run loss would hurt the Men in Yellow. They still need one more win to qualify for the playoffs and will feel better playing at home for the first time in last two weeks.
CSK have gone with Harbhajan Singh while playing in Chennai this season and the trend might continue for this game as well. Shardul Thakur isn’t doing enough despite being backed by the skipper time and again. He should make way for Bhajji in the line-up. SRH, on the other hand, have found their mojo at the right time and would love to make it a hat-trick of victories. They are expected to go in unchanged for this encounter.
The 41st game of the IPL between CSK and SRH will be hosted by the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai.
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).
It is generally extremely humid in Chennai and it won’t be any different on Tuesday. The temperature will hover around 30 degrees Celsius and the dew will play an important role during the match. There is no rain forecast.
Last five completed T20 matches: (Most recent- first)
Chennai Super Kings – L, L, W, W, W
Sunrisers Hyderabad – W, W, L, L, L
The Chepauk pitch perfectly suits the home team. The ball turns a lot at the venue and with dew coming in later in the evening, teams generally opt to chase. Interestingly, in this season, CSK has won despite batting first.
Average first innings score: 128 – Last four IPL matches at the venue
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 2; Lost – 2
Probable Playing XI:
Chennai Super Kings
Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (C & wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir.
Bench: Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Scott Kuggeleijn, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Mitchell Santner, Mohit Sharma, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, Sam Billings, Karn Sharma.
David Warner, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson (C), Vijay Shankar, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed.
Bench: Manish Pandey, Ricky Bhui, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan.
Dwayne Bravo is fit and played the previous game.
Jonny Bairstow will be playing his final game this season for SRH. After this match, he will join England team ahead of the Pakistan series and World Cup.
Ambati Rayudu vs SRH: 12 inns 426 runs 53.25 average 1 century 3 fifties
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Kane Williamson, MS Dhoni
Vice-Captain Options: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Rashid Khan.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Head to Head/ Small Leagues:
Keeper – Jonny Bairstow
Batsmen – Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, David Warner (C), Manish Pandey
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers – Imran Tahir (VC), Deepak Chahar, Rashid Khan, Khaleel Ahmed.
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Grand/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – MS Dhoni (VC)
Batsmen – Shane Watson (C), Faf du Plessis, David Warner, Ambati Rayudu
All-Rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Vijay Shankar
Bowlers – Imran Tahir, Shahbaz Nadeem, Rashid Khan.
Pick as many spinners as you can in the Fantasy team as the Chepauk pitch tends to turn a lot.
CSK are unbeaten this season at home in four matches and they might continue their winning run at the venue.