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IPL 2020: Chennai to face Hyderabad with resurrection in mind

By: PTI |

Up to date: October 12, 2020 1:48:51 pm


CSK, having misplaced 5 of their first 7 matches, are off to their worst begin to the IPL season since 2010. (Supply: File)

Time is quick operating out for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Tremendous Kings, a crew that desperately wants its batting to click on when it takes on Sunrisers Hyderabad right here on Tuesday in a battle to maintain its IPL hopes alive.

The three-time champions and final version’s runner-up, CSK are searching for a revival of fortunes after struggling 5 defeats in seven video games.

They’re presently on the penultimate place within the eight-team standings midway into the match.

Thought of one of the vital profitable chasers within the historical past of IPL with a chase-master in Dhoni, CSK’s batting battle this 12 months may be gauged from the truth that all their defeats got here whereas going after targets.

Whereas Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis have had first rate outings to date, CSK want a stronger present from its faltering center order too.

After going through brickbats for persisting with Kedar Jadhav, CSK dropped him of their final match and his substitute Narayan Jagadeesan (33 off 28) made an honest rating within the firm of Ambati Rayudu (42 off 40). Nonetheless, CSK’s chase fell aside after the duo departed.

The likes of Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo too failed to return to the crew’s rescue.

Dhoni himself has not been capable of power the tempo whereas chasing and the skipper had no qualms in admitting the failings in his batting division.

“Batting has been little bit of a fear. We have to do one thing about it,” Dhoni had mentioned.

“I feel we’re higher off enjoying the opposite approach spherical – play the large photographs and even in the event you get out, it’s fantastic as a result of we are able to’t go away too many after the 15th or the 16th over. That simply places an excessive amount of stress on the decrease order batsmen.”

On the bowling entrance, Deepak Chahar and Jadeja have been spectacular the opposite evening and Bravo’s return was a welcome aid however the likes of Curran, Shardul Thakur and Karn Sharma want to tug up their performances.

The tie additionally offers Dhoni and Co. an opportunity to avenge their seven-run loss to SRH of their earlier outing.

SRH, however, are a solely a tad better-placed than CSK on the fifth spot with three wins from seven video games.

However the the five-wicket defeat to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday could be hurting the Hyderabad outfit badly as at one stage, they appeared in full management after posting a aggressive 158 for 4.

Batting has not been SRH’s concern in any respect because the likes of Jonny Bairstow, skipper David Warner, Manish Pandey and Kane Williamson are all amongst runs and have the power to shoulder the duty on their very own.

However it’s the bowling unit which let SRH down on Sunday.

Regardless of shedding senior pacers Bhuvneshwar Kumar and all-rounder Mitchell Marsh to accidents, SRH have proven great preventing talents with Rashid Khan and yorker specialist T Natarajan doing the job for the facet.

However on Sunday SRH let Royals off the hook within the center overs after decreasing them to 78 for five.

The likes of Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed and younger Abhishek Sharma are the weak hyperlinks in bowling which they should tackle.

SQUADS

Chennai Tremendous Kings: MS Dhoni (C), M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, N Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Abhishek Sharma, B Sandeep, Sanjay Yadav, Fabian Allen, Prithvi Raj Yarra, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Basil Thampi.

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