The first qualifier of the 11th season of IPL will be held today at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Supercans. Both teams came with 18 points in the play-off, but due to better run-rate Sunrise’s team remained in first place, then CSK got second place. If the team winning this match will enter the final, then the losing team will get another chance to reach the finals. This match will be played from Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium at 7.00 pm.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad team started the tournament in a superb way and impressed everyone. The Sunrise’s biggest strength in the entire season was bowling the team, on the basis of which the team has made several matches in its name. Apart from this, Team Captain Ken Williamson has performed brilliantly, scoring 661 runs in 14 stages of 143.07 league stages.
After qualifying at the play-off of Sunrisers Hyderabad, where the team’s batsmen began to do good by raising their responsibilities, the performance of the team’s bowlers was poor. Due to the poor bowling of the team, Sunrisers Hyderabad had to face three successive defeats in the play-off.
However, the team will still hope that their bowlers take the responsibility once again in big matches and give the team to the final. The team has bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, who are known for taking wickets. Apart from this, coming in the form of Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey is also good news for the team.
On the other hand, if Chennai SuperKings do it, Dhoni once again led the spectacular captaincy to the play-off. The CSK team has not been dependent on a player in the entire tournament; In each match, different players have won the team while playing a spectacular inning. Players like Ambattu Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngigidi played their character well enough.
The weak link of the Chennai team is their bowling, especially the team bowlers of the last over are throwing a lot of runs. Dhoni would expect CSK bowlers to continue their performance in the last match and take the team to the final.
The wicket of Wankhede is always considered good for batting and this season has seen something similar. High-scoring matches can also be seen in this match.
Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad have played 8 matches so far, out of which Chennai team has won 6 times, then Sunrisers Hyderabad has beaten twice. Apart from this, in the league stage, this season Chennai team beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in both the league matches.
Talking about the performance of both the teams in the play-off, Sunrise Hyderabad won 3 matches, in 2 they had to face defeat. On the other hand, Chennai Super Kings had to win 10 and lose them in 7 matches.
Given the match and current form in the league stage, the team of Chennai Superkings will play in the match as a strong contender, but the team of Sunrisers Hyderabad will also want to make the final place by winning this match.
Possible XI of Sunrise Hyderabad and Chennai Superkings
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Shikhar Dhawan, Shreevats Goswami (wicketkeeper), Ken Williamson (captain), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Carlos Braithwaite, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul.
Chennai Super Kings: Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain and wicketkeeper), Faf du Plessis / Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Luigi Enigidi.