Table toppers Chennai Super Kings will lock horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 33rd match of the season. The defending champions have been in red hot form in the ongoing season of the cash-rich tournament. MS Dhoni-led side has won seven matches out of the eight they have thus far played and they have already put one foot in the door in the playoff stages. Sportzwiki brings you the Chennai Super Kings’ Predicted Playing XI.
On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is yet to rise in the ongoing tourney. Hyderabad had got off to a good start, however, they have veered off the track in the last three matches. Thus, the runners-up will need to pull up the socks in the upcoming competition.
Here is a look at Chennai Super Kings’ Predicted Playing XI:
Faf du Plessis
Faf du Plessis has done a good job since he has come into the playing XI. Thus, the right-hander will like to continue his good form going.
Ambati Rayudu might get a promotion in the batting order against SRH. The right-hander hasn’t been at his best and he would like to come up with a good performance.
The southpaw batsman had roared back to form as he scored a fine knock of 58 runs in the previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Sam Billings can get his chance in the playing XI in place of Shane Watson, who is struggling for runs. Billings is yet to receive his chance in the final XI.
Kedar Jadhav hasn’t received a lot of chance to bat in the middle. In fact, Jadhav hasn’t received his chance to bowl for Chennai Super Kings.
MS Dhoni is the leading run-getter for the Chennai Super Kings. The CSK’s captain has thus far scored 230 runs in the ongoing edition of the league.
The talisman all-rounder had provided the finishing touches to the team as he scored a fine knock of 31 runs off just 17 balls against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Chennai will look to carry on the momentum.
The swing fast bowler has done a fine job for the Chennai Super Kings in the powerplay overs. Chahar has thus far scalped 10 wickets in the tournament.
The veteran leg-spinner has been the pick of the Chennai Super Kings bowlers. Tahir has scalped 13 wickets in the ongoing season as he has bowled with fire.
The New Zealand spinner has done a good job for the reigning champions. Santner had scalped one wicket in the previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Shardul Thakur had bowled a fine spell as he had scalped two wickets and conceded only 18 runs in his four overs quota.