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IPL 2018, Match 20: SRH vs CSK - Preview, head-to-head, pitch report & key stats

Vaibhav Joshi
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12.49K   //    22 Apr 2018, 06:34 IST

Currently, both the teams are in the top half of the points table
Currently, both the teams are in the top half of the points table

The 2016 IPL champions, Sunrisers Hyderabad, will contest the two-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, in the 20th match of the season.

Sunrisers Hyderabad started their tournament in grand style with their three consecutive wins. However, Kings XI Punjab ended their winning streak. Thus, SRH would be looking forward to getting back to their winning ways. 

Meanwhile, CSK would be entering the encounter with a comprehensive win in their previous match against RR. 

This match will be a crucial encounter for both the teams as both SRH and CSK would be hoping to acquire the top spot in the points table. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, Details

Match Date: 22 April 2018, Sunday

Match Timing: 4:00 PM IST, 10:30 AM GMT

Match Venue: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad, India

Expected Crowd Turnout: The game is expected to be a house-full with an expected crowd turnout of 55,100.

Weather

There is no forecast of rain. The humidity levels will be as low as 29%. However, the sun will be shining hard as the temperature is expected to soar up to 36°C. The weather will be a bit hazy with an expected cloud cover of 42%.

Pitch report

The wicket here is considered as a flat track, which tends to slow down as the game progresses. This means that the spinners would enjoy bowling here than the pacers. However, with an afternoon game on the cards, the track is expected to remain the same throughout the game.

Head-to-head

CSK 5 - SRH 2. CSK enjoy a decent edge over SRH with five wins (including a win in Champions League T20) in their pack as compared to two wins for SRH.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) IPL 2018 Squad:

SRH would be looking forward to maintaining their winning streak
SRH would hope to get their winning ways

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Shikhar Dhawan, Shakib Al Hasan, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Carlos Brathwaite, Yusuf Pathan, Wriddhiman Saha (WK), Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Deepak Hooda, Siddarth Kaul, T Natarajan, Mohammad Nabi, Basil Thampi, K Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Sachin Baby, Chris Jordan, Billy Stanlake, Tanmay Agarwal, Shreevats Goswami, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, and Alex Hales.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) IPL 2018 Squad:

CSK have made a great comeback to the IPL
CSK would be hoping to continue their good run

MS Dhoni (C & WK), Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Sam Billings, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, Shardul Thakur, Faf du Plessis, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Dhruv Shorey, Murali Vijay, Mark Wood, Kshitiz Sharma, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Karn Sharma, N Jagadeesan, and David Willey.


All the stats and numbers to look out ahead of the match No. 20 between SRH and CSK:

1 – Shane Watson needs one more wicket to surpass Dale Steyn on the list of IPL wickets. Scalping this one wicket, Shane Watson will become the 13th highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL.

2 – The number of wickets required by Shakib Al Hasan to reach 50 IPL wickets.

3 – MS Dhoni needs to effect three more stumpings to surpass Robin Uthappa on the list of most IPL stumpings.

3 – Yusuf Pathan needs to hit three more sixes to complete 150 sixes in the history of IPL. Hitting these three sixes, Yusuf Pathan will become the only eighth player in the history of IPL to hit 150 or more sixes.

4 – Shane Watson requires four more runs to surpass Brendon McCullum on the list of most IPL runs. Amassing these four runs, Shane Watson will become the fourth-highest overseas run-scorer in the history of IPL.


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