In the 41st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on April 23. The match will be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, CSK’s home venue, on Wednesday. Chennai is coming off a loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB); whereas, on the other hand, Hyderabad beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their previous game. CSK vs SRH Head-to-Head Record: Ahead of IPL 2019 Clash, Here Are Match Results of Last 5 Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Encounters!
The previous time both the teams match, it was Sunrisers Hyderabad who beat Chennai Super Kings comfortably. Riding high on half-centuries by David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, the Hyderabad cruised past the total in the 17th over, with 6 wickets in hand. Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Live Cricket Score 41th T20 Match.
MS Dhoni had opted to sit out of that match and his return to the side will only bolster CSK. As the time ticks away for the match, we bring you the list of five key players to watch out for in CSK vs SRH, 41st IPL 2019 match.
David Warner has scored 517 runs in 9 innings he has played so far. The explosive left-hand batsman has emerged as the highest run-scorer in the league, with a proud and sole owner of the Purple Cap in the season this year. Given the kind of form that he is in, SRH would be looking to carry his form into the match against CSK, and ensure that his side consolidates its position on the IPL 12 Points Table.
The ‘Captain Cool’ nearly pulled off a heist against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), a couple of night before. However, he couldn’t pull off the record chase. Nonetheless, one thing is sure. MS Dhoni has shown shades of vintage ‘Mahi’ (sans the fluffy hair) of late with his power hitting. After two straight losses, Dhoni would be looking to bring CSK’s campaign back on track and fetch two points before it gets too late.
The Englishman has been a vital cog in Hyderabad’s good run this season. With 445 runs in 9 innings, his run tally is only second to David Warner. Bairstow will be leaving for national duty after this match, and would be looking to end his exciting campaign on a high. With the kind of form that he is in SRH would need this top-order batsman to fire to bring their dodgy campaign on track, before he departs.
The leg-spinner has been a revelation for the Chennai Super Kings this season. Not just that, Imran Tahir has also become the most-wicket taking spin bowler in the league. So far, Tahir has picked 16 wickets in 10 matches at an impressive average of 14. With the opposition ranks boosting of Waner, Bairstow, and Williamson, Dhoni would be tempted to bring his best bowler, this season, early on in the match tonight.
The leg-spinner in Hyderabad’s ranks will be itching to pick a heap of wickets against Chennai – because that is what has eluded him this season. Rashid Khan has picked only 9 wickets in 9 matches he has played. However, his economy rate of 5.61 is the best among bowlers (who have picked a minimum of 8 wickets) this season. SRH will need their best bowler to perform to his potential to strengthen their chances to qualify for Playoffs.
The hosts, Chennai Super Kings, are on the door of IPL 2019 Playoffs, with only a win away to guarantee a spot. With 14 points in 7 matches, CSK are on the top of the 2019 IPL Points table this season. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is on the 4th spot with 10 points in the kitty from 9 matches they have played in this season. Will CSK cement their Playoffs’ spot or will SRH inch closer to theirs, tonight? Stay tuned to LatestLY for all the latest updates of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019.