The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 29th Match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai, India on April 21st (Friday) at 7:30 PM (IST).
So far this season, both teams have played five games each. Chennai Super Kings have won three of their matches and are ranked third on the points table, having accumulated 6 points and a net run rate of +0.265. Meanwhile, Sunrisers Hyderabad has won two of their five games and is currently second to last on the points table, with 4 points and a net run rate of -0.798.
Chennai Super Kings began their tournament campaign with a loss to Gujarat Titans by 5 wickets. However, they quickly bounced back with a 12-run victory over Lucknow SuperGiants in their first home game. Following this, the four-time IPL champions secured a convincing 7-wicket win over Mumbai Indians but suffered a narrow 3-run defeat to Rajasthan Royals (RR). In their most recent encounter, they emerged victorious over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), winning the game by 8 runs.
In their first two games of the season, Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered defeats against Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 72 runs and Lucknow SuperGiants (LSG) by 5 wickets. However, they managed to secure their first win of the season with an impressive 8-wicket victory over Punjab Kings. They followed this up with a 23-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) but fell short against Mumbai Indians (MI), losing the match by 14 runs.
Head to Head Record
These two teams have played each other 18 times in the IPL, with Chennai emerging victorious in 13 of those matches while Hyderabad has won 5 times. Fans are anticipating yet another exciting encounter between these two teams on Friday.
Expected Playing 11
Chennai Super Kings:
- Expected WicketKeeper – MS Dhoni(c) , Devon Conway
- Expected Batsmen – Ruturaj Gaikwad , Ajinkya Rahane ,Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, ,
- Expected Allrounders – Moeen Ali Ravindra Jadeja
- Expected Bowlers – Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh
- Expected WicketKeeper – Heinrich Klaasen
- Expected Batsmen – Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi , Abhishek Sharma
- Expected Allrounders – Aiden Markram©, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar
- Expected Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan, Abdul Samad
The Chepauk pitch is conducive to batting, providing excellent support for batsmen throughout the game. However, the pitch’s hardness tends to deteriorate as the match progresses. There is very little grass covering on the surface, making it an ideal playing field for spinners. Pacers, on the other hand, receive little to no assistance on this pitch.
It is expected that this encounter will see a similar pitch behavior to previous games.Chennai Super Kings have won all the three matches played on this ground against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Toss: Bat first
- The toss will take place at 7 PM IST.
- The Chepauk Stadium has hosted 69 IPL matches so far.
- The team batting first has won 43 times, while the chasing side has won on 26 occasions.
IPL Stats –
- Highest team score: 246, Chennai Super Kings v/s Rajasthan Royals, 2010
- The average score (first inning): 163.2 runs
- Expected score: 170+
The weather report seems to be favorable for an exciting game of cricket. The temperature is expected to be around 31°C, which may pose a challenge for the players to maintain their stamina and endurance. However, the humidity level is relatively low, standing at 28%, which might help the players to cope up with the heat. The wind speed is anticipated to be around 13 km/hr, which may assist the fast bowlers in their deliveries. Furthermore, the precipitation level is expected to be nil, which is excellent news for cricket fans, as no interruptions are expected due to rain. In conclusion, the weather seems to be ideal for a thrilling match, and fans can expect to witness a gripping contest between two competitive teams.
Chennai Super Kings are anticipated to emerge as the winners of this match.
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