The 2016 IPL champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, will contest the two-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, in the 20th match of the season.
Sunrisers Hyderabad started their tournament in grand style with their three consecutive wins. However, Kings XI Punjab ended their winning streak. Thus, SRH would be looking forward to getting back to their winning ways.
Meanwhile, CSK would be entering the encounter with a comprehensive win in their previous match against RR.
This match will be a crucial encounter for both the teams as both SRH and CSK would be hoping to acquire the top spot in the points table.
Shane Watson has performed decently in the four matches he has played so far. Watson is a definite choice in the Playing XI and he will open the innings along with Rayadu. Watson scored a fantastic hundred in the previous match and will be looking to continue the rich vein of form.
Ambati Rayudu has been the perfect foil to Watson in the power play overs where he rotates the strike and keeps the scoreboard ticking, his main role would be to allow big hitters to perform around him.
Suresh Raina was back after missing his first CSK game in god knows how many years;he scored a quick fire 46 of 29 which propelled CSK to a large total of above 200.
MS Dhoni (Captain)
MSD was dismissed early on in the last match in search of quick runs,he will continue to play in the middle order for his team.
Billings was dismissed early on in the last match in search of quick runs,he will continue to finish off the innings in the depth overs for the team.
He did not have much to do in the match last time around,it is quite a mystery why he isn’t bowling more in the tournament,which is worrying for the Indian team with the tour of England Coming up.
He picked up 2 crucial wickets in the last match thus halting RR to chase down the huge target,he will look to continue this good run of form.
He replaced Harbhajan singh in his last match and picked up 2 wickets in just 1.3 overs, with that performance he will continue to keep his place in the team.
Imran Tahir has performed well with the ball by picking up vital wickets during the match and breaking the flow of the opposition.
Deepak Chahar was phenomenal in the last match swinging the ball and giving all sorts of problems to the batters from RR thus picking up 2 wickets in the process.
Thakur has been quite expensive till the last match, but the Pune pitch suited the youngster with a bit of swing and thus picking up the crucial wickets in the early overs.He will look to continue with his good form allowing MSD to play two indian fast bowlers.