Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings
20th T20 Venue: Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad Time: 10:30 AM GMT, 04:00 PM IST
SRH will be sweating over Dhawan’s fitness ahead of the big test. Dhawan was rested an extra day and didn’t train with the squad on the eve of the match. A fitness test tomorrow will determine his availability. In the eventuality of him being unavailable, Sunrisers have enough arsenal to form a combination to work with. Alex Hales could come in at the top to beef up the batting in Dhawan’s absence. In that case, SRH will likely drop an overseas pacer, given the need for a power hitter early on and also factoring in the strength that their Indian pace unit possesses. Although, Carlos Brathwaite was taking throwdowns in the middle even before the team was out and about on the eve of the match. Yet, given his struggles against spin, and with CSK having more than just skillful ones, he is unlikely to make the XI.
Chennai Super kings:-
Chennai would have been relieved with Suresh Raina returning to the side after his calf injury. They are unlikely to tweak their side that has been finding ways to pull off wins, especially after a thumping one like they did against Rajasthan.
Head to Head: SRH 2 – 4 CSK
There are a lot of options and that’s the luxury we have. Because again we’ve reiterated that with the kind of players we have in the squad we can make five or six combinations. There are various combinations which we can explore but I’m hoping Shikhar will be fine and he will play Today” – VVS Laxman is hopeful of having Dhawan fully recovered for the CSK clash.
What to expect:
A hot day where the temperatures could rise to 39 degrees in the day, with Hyderabad coming into its own with the summer.