After facing defeat in their previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is again going to face SRH in Dubai in the second half of the IPL 2020 on Tuesday. The match will be crucial for both the teams that have failed to impress in the past few matches played by them.
Both CSK and SRH have played seven matches so far in IPL 2020. While CSK has won two matches, SRH has won three matches.
SRH needs superior bowling & batting
SRH are likely to continue their game plan despite losing to Rajasthan Royals on Sunday. SRH suffered an injury blow in the form of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan has been spearheading their bowling attack. Hyderabad’s batting looks on track with David Warner and Jonny Bairstow delivering the goods consistently. They will need the likes of Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma to step up in the middle order with this being a crucial game for both sides.
Hope for revival of CSK
MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are seeking a revival of fortunes as they take on Sunrisers Hyderabad after suffering five defeats in seven games. CSK’s losses in IPL 2020 has centered around the intent with the bat or the lack of it to be more precise.
Chennai has failed to fill the void left by Suresh Raina who returned home citing personal reasons. This has led to middle-order woes for them. However, MS Dhoni’s team can still bounce back with the right moves in the mid-season transfer. Chennai will be hoping they get to bat first when they take the field on Tuesday as chasing has been their Achilles’ heel with the middle-order failing to perform on numerous occasions.
IPL points table
In the IPL points table, Mumbai Indian is at the top with five wins out of the seven games it has played. It is followed by Delhi Capitals with five wins and two losses.
RCB occupies the third position with five wins and two losses.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) is at the fourth spot with four wins and three losses. It has a net run rate of -0.82. KKR is followed by Sunrisers Hyderabad, Rajasthan Royal and Chennai Super Kings. Kings XI Punjab is at the bottom of the points table despite playing some good cricket.
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