Cricket IPL 2019

IPL 2018 Qualifier 1: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings T20 preview

Match Preview

The table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad are set to face MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings in an exciting affair of qualifier match. The team who wins in the will secure their position in the finals. Both teams finished with 18 points each and NRR was the only factor which separated the two sides.

Sunrisers Hyderabad have played some scintillating cricket and the credit goes to the likes of Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Siddharth Kaul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The captain Kane Williamson has led by front and no one has felt the void which was left by David Warner. In Chennai Super Kings case, Ambati Rayudu has been absolutely top notch with a staggering strike-rate of over 150. MS Dhoni has won matches single-handedly and a few individual moments of magic have made sure that Chennai Super Kings finish in Top 2.

IPL 2018 has been a grand spectacle for cricket lovers and they are hoping for some more action. It will be very interesting to see who comes out on the top as Kane Williamson battles it against Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Head-to-Head record

 

Overall: Matches – 8, CSK won – 6, SRH won – 2

Squad
Chennai Super KingsMahendra Singh Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf Du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayadu, Deepak Chahar, K M Asif, Kanish Seth, Lungi Ngidi, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Mark Wood, Kshtiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, N agadeesan, David Willy
 
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C ), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan
 

Match Prediction

We are going with a Chennai Super Kings win in this one. MS Dhoni has mastered the art of how to clinch such games in his favour and his captaincy might just make the much-needed difference in this match which is of enormous magnitude.

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Gourav Pilania is the Head of Content at ThinkQuant. He is also a guest writer for India Today and can be followed on twitter @pilania_gourav.

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