Mukesh Choudhary has been a gem of a finding for CSK this season. During his initial games, there were questions raised on his inclusion, but with the way he has grown and developed into the side.
The previous clash against RCB was the crucial point in Maheesh Theekshana’s run with the team. He scalped four big wickets when he dismissed the opening duo in the powerplay, and then went on to break the middle-order partnership that had been an obstacle in CSK’s victory.
The South African sensation Dwaine Pretorius will focus on picking up the crucial wickets when in need, by not giving away much runs in the game.
Dwayne Bravo also missed out on the previous game, but his death-bowling skills will be needed by the team.
In the previous game when CSK was up against the SRH, Devon Conway remained unbeaten throughout the game as he notched up 88* in 55 balls.
MS Dhoni has the leadership cap on now. His presence on the field means a lot to the team, and his ability to read the game and play those mind games during the match is what works for CSK.
Shivam Dube missed the previous game against SRH due to a niggle, but he will surely be back for the upcoming task against RCB.
Ravindra Jadeja will be able to play more openly and freely, now that the captaincy burden is off his head. His performance had declined while trying to manage the two tasks simultaneously.
Rayudu has put up some good performances in the previous two games that he batted in, against Mumbai and Punjab where he scored a 40 and 78 respectively.
In the previous game when CSK was up against the SRH, Ruturaj Gaikwad fell short of just one run from completing his century and fell after scoring 99 in 57 balls
Uthappa has been on and off in the game for some time now, but he has given some memorable performances for CSK, especially in the previous game against RCB when he smashed a 50-ball 88 to take the game long.