Chennai Super Kings Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Prediction, Preview, Betting Tips & Playing 11

Chennai Super Kings Vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Prediction, Preview, Betting Tips & Playing 11

Match 46 of IPL 2018 to be played between Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the MCA Stadium, Pune is a much-awaited tie. It is a top of the table clash and this match could go a long way in determining who finishes on the top of the points table and heads to be the playoffs as team number one. Join us as we discuss the two most impressive sides this season and what we can expect from this Clash of the Titans. Read to know today’s match preview, playing 11, team news, betting tips, team head to head, match prediction and analysis.

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Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings have been as impressive as they were when they last played in the tournament. Nothing has changed for the two-time IPL Champions as they’ve picked up from where they left. MS Dhoni has been inspirational in leading his team with some match-winning knocks as he has been in red-hot form, humbling his critics once again. They need one more win to seal their place in the playoffs and they would be determined to get that win against SRH which has definitely been the best team of IPL 2018 so far.


Batting Line-up

Every batsman of the CSK top and middle order has been among runs, something that we don’t see too often in a vast tournament like IPL. They have a lot of world class run-getters to depend on. Although the importance of Sam Billings in this team is not yet certain, his inclusion adds strength to the CSK batting line-up. CSK do have a problem of plenty and are still unsure of their strongest playing XI, something that can prove detrimental in the business end of the tournament. Nonetheless, CSK has a solid opening pair in Watson and Rayudu, both of whom have been scoring on a regular basis followed by in-form players like Raina, Dhoni, and Bravo, each of whom have been match-winners this season.

Bowling Line-up

Their bowling is a bit of a concern as they clearly lack a top quality Indian pacer, something that has taken a further blow by the injury to Deepak Chahar. They have a lot of options and they still haven’t made up their mind as to their strongest bowling unit. Almost all bowlers have played a couple of matches at a minimum. Players like Willey, Ngidi, Tahir, and Wood all bring different things to the table and it is up to the CSK think-tank who to play and who not to play. They are blessed with 3 top all-rounders in Watson, Bravo, and Jadeja, the benefits of which they are reaping richly. Our match prediction says that Protean Lungi Ngidi could get a callback after Willey proved to be expensive against RR.

Key Players

Shane Watson, being in good form could be a key bot with bat and ball. Jadeja could also play an important role, considering the nature of the pitch at Pune. If CSK is to chase, Dhoni could turn into a potential match-winner with his composure and skill.

Predicted Playing XI

Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Sam Billings, MS Dhoni (C &WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Lungi Ngidi

Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad is having a phenomenal season. Of the 11 games they’ve played so far, they’ve lost just 2, though one of them has been to their opponents of Sunday. Kane Williamson has taken responsibility and how. The newly-elected skipper has led from the front with his superb batting and wonderful decision-making. He has been ably supported by his team, who have gone about their business slowly but surely. They seem destined for one of those top 2 spots and if they managed to avoid some big mishap, they look all set to be taken the field for Qualifier 1.

Batting Line-up

Kane Williamson with 493 runs this season sits second at the Orange Cup standings and has been the most important part of this team. Shikhar Dhawan too is back from injury and the two of them forged a memorable partnership to emerge victorious against a Pant-inspired DD. There are concerns, however lower down the batting order. Big-money Manish Pandey hasn’t looked his own self. Fellow ex-knights Shakib and Pathan would also like to get a big score under their belts before heading into the playoffs. SRH might be tempted to try out some players as they’ve already qualified for the playoffs.

Bowling Line-up


Their bowling, like always has been their muscle. They have reduced their dependency on their spearhead Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. Siddharth Kaul has been an absolute revelation. Rashid Khan has shown why he is considered one of the best T20 bowlers in the world. Shakib Al Hasan has been doing things he is best-known for and Sandeep Sharma has been very good too. Their bowling unit is stable, effective and confident. Their death-bowling especially has been simply superb. SRH have the best bowling attack in IPL 2018. Period.

Key Players

Kane Williamson, considering the form he is in, is surely the player to watch out for. Rashid Khan and Siddharth Kaul are both at 13 wickets each and could be key at containing the all-star CSK batting.

Predicted Playing XI

Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson( c ), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al-Hasan, Sreevats Goswami( wk ), Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, Billy Sandeep Sharma.

Team Head to Head

Overall: Matches – 7

Sunrisers Hyderabad won – 2

Chennai Super Kings won – 5

SRH Vs CSK: Where to watch/Live streaming?

TV channels: Star Sports, Willow TV, SuperSport, Sky Sports, Channel 9, Fox Sports, Geo Super, BeIN Sport

Live streaming: Hotstar, Sky Go, Yupp TV, SuperSport.

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CSK Vs SRH Match Prediction: Who Will Win today?

CSK Batting Vs SRH bowling seems to be a fascinating prospect. As the two strongest teams face off at Pune, we could get a trailer for the final of IPL 2018. As CSK have already won against SRH once this season, SRH would be looking to balance out that count. Sunrisers Hyderabad is favorites to win this match. 

The toss will be crucial as both teams like to chase. With both teams also almost equal on paper, it is a tough call to predict a winner. SRH are on a 6-match winning streak though and they seem favorites to make it 7. 

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