These two teams are currently in a rut. Struggling to get their team combinations right, favorable results have been difficult to come by. Chennai had been on a lengthy break and will be making a return to the pitch with this game versus fellow strugglers SRH. The Orange Army, on the other hand, are not faring any better than their foes. With both sides occupying the last two slots on the table, they will be desperate for a win here to get back on the right track.
They are heading into this game on the back of successive defeats to Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals. Even though these losses are enough cause for concern, coach Mahendra Singh will be more worried with his side’s horrendous performances in those matches.
Expect Ambati Rayudu back in the fray to bat at No. 4. Also, wonderkid Ruturaj Gaikwad should open the batting, replacing Murali Vijay. We have reason to believe CSK will make some tweaks, allowing room for an extra bowler, ditching one batsman slot. Hence, Shardul Thakur could get some minutes under his belt.
There is no doubting SRH’s quality in the batting department. However, eyebrows have been raised over their bowling competence. Boasting a high score of only 162, it is fair to say this side’s top order have struggled to earn runs at a quick pace. This just comes to show how weak they are in bowling.
We saw them struggle with their runs against Delhi, and from experience, failing to breach 180 runs on these wickets will only land you on the losing side.
This leaves them with a weaker bowling attack than the opposition – one factor that tips the scale in favor of Chennai.
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