T Natarajan made his IPL debut for KXIP in 2017 when he was bought for Rs. 3 crore and now with SRH buying him in 2018, he finally got chance to be in the playing XI where, in three matches, the left-arm pacer has claimed three wickets so far. He didn’t feature in a single game in his first two seasons with the franchise. The Tamil Nadu bowler is known for his bowling abilities in the domestic T20 circuit wherein he has sprung up match-winning performances for Tamil Nadu.
In Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh's absence, Chennai Super Kings fans are expecting MS Dhoni to come to bat up the order and take the team to victory. In the last three matches, Dhoni has scored just 44 runs. CSK fans still expect MSD to take the team to finals, unlike the 2019 edition which saw the CSK reach the finals of the tournament under MS Dhoni’s leadership.
Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris has picked the playing eleven that CSK should field in their upcoming match against SRH on Friday, October 2. Styris has named Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad as their openers. It meant that he wanted CSK to drop Shane Watson, Murali Vijay and change their opening combination. At number three, the cricketer-turned-expert picked Ambati Rayudu, who missed the last two games due to injury, and is now available for selection. Kedar Jadhav and Ravindra Jadeja are Styris’ choice for the number four and five positions, followed by captain Dhoni. In the first three games, all three of them batted lower down the order but couldn’t make much of an impact.
The MS Dhoni-led CSK got a much-needed six-day break after their successive defeats and franchise CEO Kasi Viswanathan has given positive news on the return of Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo ahead of the team’s next match against Sunrises Hyderabad (SRH). Rayudu was the star of Super Kings’ only win of the campaign so far – which came against Mumbai Indians (MI) in the season opener. Since his absence, the team has struggled to put runs on the board, with the top-order looking incredibly unreliable. For the SRH encounter, however, Rayudu is all set to make his return. “Rayudu has recovered well from a hamstring strain and will play in the next game. He ran and sprinted during training and batted without any discomfort at the nets,” the CSK CEO told Sportstar.
Mumbai Indians (MI) emerged as victorious in the thirteenth match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) on Thursday. MI completely dominated KXIP in all the three departments, crushing them by 48 runs at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi. The match witnessed elegant batting by Rohit Sharma, brutal hitting from Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya and some top-quality bowling by Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul Chahar. Apart from these moments, a questionable ICC rule got exposed while Pollard was batting in the middle. It all happened in the 17th over of the MI innings when Pollard was facing KXIP paceman Mohammad Shami. The on-field umpire adjudged MI batsman lbw, and the Caribbean cricketer decided to review the call. The replay clearly showed that there was an inside edge; hence Pollard stayed on the crease.
The dew factor will go out of the window but the searing heat will be an issue when Royal Challengers Bangalore take on a better prepared Rajasthan Royals in the first of the 10 IPL double-headers on Saturday. While in the second match of the day, Delhi Capitals will face Kolkata Knight Riders. Andre Russell's brute power will meet its match in Rishabh Pant's fearless approach with an aim to light up the Sharjah skyline in what promises to be another six-hitting IPL contest.
CSK's woes have been compounded by the fact that they played the first game at two out of the three venues, and didn't have any prior data to base their strategies on. Dew too has played hide-and-seek in all the three venues, messing with the decisions that captains take at the toss.
Are you excited for tonight's game?
Irfan Pathan explains why CSK is struggling.
“For the first time, it is looking that the #CSK team is not settled. They had problems before the start of the IPL, Suresh Raina went back and they have not taken a replacement for him till now,” says @IrfanPathan #IPL2020 https://t.co/zTnyle16GT— Circle of Cricket (@circleofcricket) October 2, 2020
Milestones to look out for tonight:
Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Abdul Samad open up about his jouney to the IPL.
"I believe, every year, there will be a new player in the IPL from our state" #SRH #IPL2020 #Cricket— India Today Sports (@ITGDsports) October 2, 2020
Jammu and Kashmir cricketer Abdul Samad opens up about his journey to the IPL | @BoriaMajumdar @SportsTodayofc https://t.co/oIVqTj88WN
Which side are you on tonight?
"Match 14!— Sport Circle (@SportCircleIn) October 2, 2020
It's the southern derby, with Ms Dhoni's @ChennaiIPL taking on David Warner's @SunRisers.
Who are you backing to win tonight?"#IPL2020 #ABDevilliers #SRHvDC #SRH #ipl2020schedule #IPLinUAE #IPL2020Updates #CricketLive pic.twitter.com/EETzVTQgKA
While CSK kicked off their IPL 2020 campaign with a win over Mumbai Indians in the season opener, they lost their next two games against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). The David Warner-led SRH did not enjoy a solid start to their season as they lost against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). But SRH halted the two-match losing streak, beating DC in their third game of the tournament.
#CSK will be back in action after a gap of a week and will be hoping to make a winning return.— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 2, 2020
Match 14 of #Dream11IPL will see #CSK up against #SRH. Preview by @ameyatilak https://t.co/SdFhTvMO1D #CSKvSRH pic.twitter.com/YL6C6nqdor
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Here's what's predicted for the CSK vs SRH match tonight. The Sunrisers have more momentum behind them after winning last time out but the Super Kings’ ageing team will have benefitted from a break after a busy early schedule. CSK are going to have to raise their game significantly but Rayudu’s return is significant for them and will lift them. The Sunrisers rely so heavily on their five/six key players but lack depth unlike CSK. Whether MS Dhoni’s men can pick themselves up and bounce back remains to be seen but they do have the depth and quality to edge this game.
Sunrisers Hyderabad got their first win of IPL 2020 under their belts last time out at the third attempt as they edged past Delhi Capitals by 15 runs so they will look to build on that against Chennai here. The return of Kane Williamson proved to be a major boost to the middle order as he hit 41 from 26 balls to help guide them to 162/4 and then the bowling unit did well to defend that total with Rashid Khan enjoying his best game so far with an outstanding 3/14 from his four overs. There is every chance that they go with the same eleven for this game after the solid performance in all facets but they rely heavily still on their top four batsmen and their strike bowlers Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
It has not been an easy start for the Chennai Super Kings as after beating Mumbai Indians in the opening game of this edition, they have since lost to Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in two disappointing run chases. The biggest problem they have had has been at the top of the order with Shane Watson yet to fire and the speed of which they have scored runs has left them with far too much work to do so changes to the team are likely.
According to a recent study conducted by the Broadcast Audience Research Council India (BARC), the first seven matches of the 13th edition of the tournament's being held in three different venues had 60.6 billion viewing minutes, that is roughly 15 per cent more than the opening week of the 2019 edition (52.8 billion). The increase in viewership for the 2020 edition -- up from 268 million viewers in 2019 -- was despite there being only seven matches in the opening week, one fewer than last year, BARC said.
Some CSK players to watch out for:
Faf du Plessis: The South African veteran is currently third in the list of top run-getters this season, with 173 runs, averaging 86.50 and striking at 149.13. Du Plessis has two half-centuries to his name this season and CSK will be hoping his form continues.
Ambati Rayudu: Rayudu was unavailable for the previous two matches, which CSK lost. He hit a fine 71 in match against defending champions Mumbai Indians, and without him the batting has looked average. Him returning to fitness is a welcome sign for the Chennai-based franchise.
Sam Curran: The Englishman has the been the best bowler for CSK so far, taking five wickets in the three matches played so far. While the rest of the bowlers in the CSK camp have gone for plenty, Curran has not only got the job done with the ball but has also made an impact with the bat in hand.
In a high-scoring battle, CSK beat SRH on the penultimate ball of the match. While chasing 176 for victory, CSK opener Shane Watson led the way and smashed a solid 96 from 53 balls. Suresh Raina too played his part and scored 38 from 24 balls to take the team home. There were two batting stars from SRH camp as well -- David Warner who scored 57 and Manish Pandey with 83 from 49 balls.
Dhoni is just two sixes away from joining Rohit Sharma (368), Suresh Raina (311) in the list of Indians with 300 or more sixes in T20s. He currently has 298 sixes in T20s. And if Dhoni manages to find his old form and hit 8 sixes against SRH then he would surpass AB de Villiers in the list of players with most sixes in IPL. Dhoni – the only Indian with 200 sixes in IPL – has 212 sixes to his name in the Indian Premier League. De Villiers on the other hand has slammed 219 sixes in IPL. Chris Gayle sits at the top with a whopping 326 sixes in the IPL. Dhoni needs 24 more runs to complete 4500 runs in IPL. He will become the fourth Indian after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Raina to do so.
Predicted XI of SRH against CSK:
David Warner: David Warner has been able to get off to a good start but not being able to carry on. He needs to bat at least 10-12 overs to give CSK no chance.
Jonny Bairstow: Jonny Bairstow has been in tremendous form and on the Dubai surface, he can be lethal.
Manish Pandey: Manish Pandey has been in good nick this season and has been the perfect no. 3 position for SRH. He should stick to this position.
Kane Williamson: Kane Williamson made a return for SRH in the previous game and showcased his brilliance immediately. He makes the SRH batting order more balanced.
Priyam Garg: Priyam Garg has played one innings for SRH despite being in the side for three matches. He would look make it out if he gets a chance to bat.
Abdul Samad: A good start for Abdul Samad and the J&K batsman showcased he can certainly hit a few boundaries. Good pick for SRH.
Abhishek Sharma: Abhishek Sharma has been effective with both bat and ball. He may have a great season for SRH.
Rashid Khan: Rashid Khan was brilliant in the previous game and he can certainly trouble Chennai batsmen with his googlies.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been quite effective with the new ball but still struggles in the death overs.
Siddarth Kaul: Siddarth Kaul could make a return for SRH in place of Khaleel Ahmed who was hit for plenty in the previous game.
T Natarajan: T Natarajan has been the find of the season and his effective bouncers will certainly challenge Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis up top.
CSK vs SRH tonight.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bowling attack has left something to be desired and the veteran Piyush Chawla was called up after the first match in order to bolster the leg-spin department. With the CSK bowling not really coming to terms with the challenge, Chawla's experience could well be a major factor. For SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), the batting was under the microscope, so it was inevitable that Kane Williamson would see action as soon as he was fit. He did so against Delhi Capitals and made quite a significant contribution to SRH's win.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) both have won one match apiece and while CSK are last on the table, SRH are just one step up, that too by just run-rate. If there has been one man from either side who has been steady, it is South African opener Faf du Plessis. Without him, CSK could possibly be in an even worse situation in terms of run-rate. On the other side, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, SRH's pace spearhead who is expected to lead the franchise bowling, has been inconsistent, but seemed to be finding his rhythm during his side's win over Delhi Capitals.
Players face ouster from the tournament and their teams, a hefty fine of Rs 1 crore besides deduction in points if they breach the bio-bubble put in place for the IPL. In a notification sent to all the eight participating franchises by the BCCI, a player will have to undergo a six-day quarantine for an "unauthorised departure" from the bubble. It will be a one-match suspension if it is a second offence and a third violation will lead to his removal from the tournament with no replacement to be provided. The players could be fined as much 3000 AED (60,000 INR approx) for not completing their daily health passport, not wearing GPS tracker and missing a scheduled COVID-19 test.
In a major boost to Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the team's head coach Stephen Fleming on Thursday confirmed that Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo are available for selection for the next clash. "Yep, they are available for selection, so their experience within the squad is going to be important," CSK's official website quoted Fleming as saying. CSK last played on September 25 and will next play on October 2, which means the team will return to action following a six-day break. MS Dhoni-led team had suffered a 44-run defeat at the hands of D0elhi Capitals in their previous game.
It is not often that you see Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the bottom of the pile. With Week 2 of IPL 2020 about to come to an end, they have been languishing there, thanks to the poor outings in the initial stages and then the long break. That break should act as a release for a team not used to being at rock bottom, so CSK are likely to be in a more relaxed state of mind when they take on SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their next game at Dubai on Friday. SunRisers Hyderabad on their part are a little happier after they posted their first win in IPL 2020, beating Delhi Capitals quite comfortably.
CSK have lost their last two matches after a bright start to the campaign against defending champions Mumbai. Lacklustre batting performances against Delhi and Rajasthan means Dhoni’s men are at the bottom of the points table. The good news though is the availability of Ambati Rayudu, their star from the opening match. Rayudu’s presence will ease the pressure on Faf du Plessis, who has had to do the bulk of scoring with Shane Watson yet to hit his straps.
What time will the IPL 2020 match between Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad begin?
The match will begin at 7.30 pm according to the Indian Standard Time (IST).
Which TV channels will broadcast the IPL 2020 match between Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad?
All matches of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 can be watched on Star Sports 1 HD/SD, Star Sports 1 Hindi HD/SD channels.
How do I watch live streaming of the IPL 2020 Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad match?
All matches of the Indian Premier League IPL 2020 will be live-streamed on Disney+ Hotstar.
CSK vs SRH Predicted XI Live Updates IPL 2020: It’s a battle between No. 7 and No. 8 in the points table as SRH take on CSK in Abu Dhabi. Both teams have 1 win from 3 matches.
It will be the clash of the two bottom-placed outfits in Dubai on the 2nd of October in IPL 2020, as seventh in the table, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) face Chennai Super Kings (CSK) who are languishing at number 8.
Both SRH and CSK have lost two of the three matches they have played in the tournament thus far. And both have a common problem – their struggling batting units.
Chennai Super Kings
CSK need their openers – Murali Vijay and Shane Watson – to fire collectively at the top. The latter has just managed 32 runs from 3 matches while the Australian has scored 51 at a below-par strike rate of 121.42.
Faf du Plessis has been the pivot around which the CSK batting has revolved. He has made significant contributions in all the 3 matches and has an aggregate of 173 so far.
MS Dhoni again needs to revisit his position in the batting order. He must push himself to number 5. The CSK skipper also has to place a strategy when chasing – to leave it to the end and then not try to win as the rate becomes almost impossible to achieve – is not good enough.
Ravindra Jadeja has been a bit expensive with the ball going at 10.5 per over.
SRH would be happy with the return of their playmaker in the middle order – Kane Williamson. The New Zealand star made an immediate contribution on his return with a 26-ball 41 in the win against Delhi Capitals in Abu Dhabi.
But SRH need their star batsman and captain, David Warner to fire at the top. He gave glimpses of his prowess in Abu Dhabi but has only accumulated 87 runs so far in three matches at a strike rate of 126.08.
Rashid Khan continues to be the go-to man with the ball. He has an excellent economy rate of just 5.83 in the tournament. Bhuvneshwar has also been restrictive but not quite looked threatening to pick wickets.
WHAT: IPL 2020, Match 14
WHEN: October 2, 7:30PM IST
TELECAST: Star Sports Network
LIVE STREAMING: Disney + Hotstar
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni (Captain and wk), Sam Curran, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) – David Warner (Captain), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Khaleel Ahmed