SRH vs CSK Match Preview

Mayank Agarwal and Travis Head are expected to open the batting for the team. Agarwal has been a bit quiet lately, while Head showcased an impressive batting display last week. The team will be counting on Head for another strong start.

The Sunrisers' middle-order batting is their main strength. Heinrich Klaasen, Abhishek Sharma, and Aiden Markram are in excellent form when it comes to hitting sixes and can change the game's momentum quickly. Additionally, the team has depth in batting with all-rounders like Abdul Samad and Washington Sundar.

The team needs to focus on improving their bowling performance. Although skipper Pat Cummins has taken 4 wickets, other bowlers such as Jaydev Unadkat, Shahbaz Ahmed, and Mayank Markande have been expensive, conceding over 11 runs per over.

The Super Kings possess one of the most well-balanced teams in the league. Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra have provided the team with a couple of impressive starts thus far and will aim to continue their good form on a favorable pitch. Shivam Dube has been consistently reliable in the middle order and will receive support from the likes of Daryl Mitchell, Ajinkya Rahane, and Sameer Rizvi.

In the previous match against Delhi, MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja showcased their excellent form by forming a 51-run partnership, despite ultimately losing the game.

Turning our attention to the bowling department, Mustafizur Rahman has been one of the leading wicket-takers of the season, having taken 7 wickets. Unfortunately, he will not be available for this match, which is a significant setback for CSK. Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, and Tushar Deshpande will spearhead the pace attack, while Ravindra Jadeja will lead the spin department.


Weather Report

The weather is likely to be warm with temperatures of over 30 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The latest match played on this ground saw 523 runs scored in 40 overs, which is a record in men’s T20 cricket. While this match will be played on a different pitch, we can still expect a high-scoring match. It is a black-soil pitch which is slightly on the drier side.

While the seamers will get some help, they will need to be accurate with the line and length. Hitting through the line will be tricky against the spinners.

Notable stats

Death Over Specialist: Matheesha Pathirana

Since IPL 2023, Matheesha Pathirana has picked up 19 wickets during overs 16-20, which is the joint-highest by any bowler in the league.

Team News

While there are no fresh injuries in either squad, the availability of Mustafizur Rahman for CSK is not yet confirmed. 


SRH vs CSK Probable 11

SRH Playing 11

  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Travis Head
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Heinrich Klaasen (Wk)
  • Aiden Markram
  • Abdul Samad
  • Shahbaz Ahmed
  • Pat Cummins (C)
  • Bhuvaneshwar Kumar
  • Mayank Markande
  • Jaydev Unadkat

CSK Playing 11

  • Ruturaj Gaikwad (C)
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • Ajinkya Rahane
  • Shivam Dube
  • Ravindra Jadeja
  • MS Dhoni (Wk)
  • Matheesha Pathirana
  • Tushar Deshpande
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Maheesh Theekshana
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Chennai Super Kings to win this match. They are arguably one of the best sides in the tournament and have an excellent head-to-head record against SRH. The former have a well-balanced squad with plenty of firepower in the batting and a potent bowling unit. 


Top Picks

Travis Head: Head has a penchant for hitting boundaries at will and has scored 81 runs so far at a strike rate of 213.15.

Shivam Dube: Shivam Dube is the leading run-scorer for Chennai, scoring 103 runs at a strike rate of 151.47.

Daryl Mitchell: A quality all-rounder, Daryl Mitchell has scored 80 runs at a strike rate of 125.00 and has also picked up a wicket. 


SRH vs CSK Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: H Klaasen (C)

Batters: S Dube, T Head, R Ravindra (VC), A Sharma

All-rounders: R Jadeja, A Markram, D Mitchell

Bowlers: D Chahar, P Cummins, M Pathirana

SRH vs CSK Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction