CSK currently have won three of their five matches with the latest coming against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru. The yellow-clad outfit, however, lost their last home game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Their Friday’s rivals SRH were handed their first defeat after back-to-back wins.
SRH’s away form has been good as they defeated Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens. However, they have a poor head-to-head record against CSK, who lead 13-5. Though SRH won the last encounter between the sides by eight wickets.
CHE vs SRH injury update
CHE Injury update CSK have plenty of injury concerns heading into the game with pacers Deepak Chahar, Simranjeet Singh and Sisanda Magala out of the match. MS Dhoni is nursing a knee injury as well but has so far preferred playing with it. Ben Stokes is reported to return for the game after recovering from knee and elbow injuries.
Key players Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, and Ajinkya Rahane have been scoring runs this season while Shivam Dube returned to form with a half-century in the last game. Among bowlers, Tushar Deshpande has been in run for the Purple Cap with 10 wickets while Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali have picked up six wickets as well.
The duo is playing crucial knocks down the order as well, adding further points opportunities. Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana was impressive with his sling bowling action in the last game as he picked two wickets at a crucial juncture in the game
Out of form Ambati Rayudu is yet to fire substantial runs this season while Maheesh Theekshana has gone for runs in two games.
SRH injury update No fresh injury concern has been reported from the side yet ahead of the game.
Key players Harry Brooks scored a century recently while Aiden Markram is consistently scoring runs. Rahul Tripathi scored a half-century recently but has struggled to maintain consistency. Mayank Agarwal returned to form with a knock of 48 against MI while Heinrich Klaasen scored 36.
Marco Jansen and Mayank Markande are among the strike bowlers for the side with six wickets each in three games. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been economical but has failed to pick wickets in a bunch. Abdul Samad and Abhishek Sharma have played crucial knocks down the order.
Out of form T Natarajan is having a discolour IPL 2023 as he went for plenty of runs in the last three games while Umran Malik lost his place in the line-up after giving away 28 runs in an over during the KKR match.
CHE vs SRH predicted playing 11 and impact sub options
CHE predicted playing 11 Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande
CHE Impact sub options Mitchell Santner, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ben Stokes, Dwaine Pretorius, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu, Akash Singh
SRH predicted playing 11 Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram (c), Heinrich Klaasen (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, T Natarajan
SRH Impact sub options Abdul Samad, Glenn Phillips, Umran Malik, Anmolpreet Singh, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, Samarth Vyas, Kartik Tyagi, Fazalhaq Farooqi
CHE vs SRH pitch report
The Chepauk pitch has helped slow bowlers over the years, especially as the game progresses, This also means it favours the team batting first the most. While the spinners continue to get assistance, batters have also been able to score at ease recently.
The average score batting first in IPL at the venue is 163. The teams batting first have won the most in IPL at the venue. That record has continued even this season. However, the chasing team has gone pretty close to winning in the 2 matches so far.
CSK vs SRH Dream11 prediction
CSK vs SRH dream11 predicted lineup 1
Wicket-keeper: D Conway, H Klaasen
Batter: R Gaikwad, M Agarwal, H Brook
All-rounder: M Ali, A Markram, M Jansen
Bowler: M Markande, T Deshpande, M Pathirana
CSK vs SRH Dream11 predicted lineup 2
Wicket-keeper: D Conway
Batter: R Gaikwad, M Agarwal, H Brook, A Rahane, S Dube
All-rounder: R Jadeja, A Markram, M Jansen
Bowler: M Markande, T Deshpande
Captain & vice captain options D Conway and R Gaikwad are in good form while A Markram is consistently firing runs.
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