About the Match
Clinching a thriller of a match against Delhi Daredevils by 1 run, the Super Kings got off to a brilliant start proving yet again their determination to dominate each game this season; they will take on Sunrisers Hyderabad on 11th April at Chennai and will try to continue with their winning spree. The Sunrisers have a rejuvenated look with several new additions to the unit and will be eager to erase the bitter memories from last year and begin a fresh chapter on Saturday. We will just need to wait and watch how they overcome the challenges from CSK and keep the spirits high; it will surely be a contest filled with entertaining shots and fireworks all around the park.
Chennai Super Kings
Ashish Nehra was on fire as he scalped 3-25 in the opening game against the Daredevils; his colleagues Dwayne Bravo helped with 2 wickets while Mohit Sharma, Ashwin and Ishwar Pandey claimed wicket each to bowl out Delhi and defend the paltry total of 150 runs posted by the batsmen. This tremendous win will surely lift the morale of the team that has always looked a strong contender; earlier put to bat first, Smith and Plessis built the foundation with support from McCullum on the other end. Jadeja and Dhoni also put up some runs on the board but the batting line-up could muster only 150 runs in total; hard hitters like McCullum and Raina failed to fire but they definitely can come out all guns blazing in the upcoming game. The bowlers were superb in their form and look good to provide the breakthroughs at regular intervals; overall, the team looks confident to make a better contest of the upcoming match on Saturday.
With a stupendous bowling attack that consists of masters like Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma, Trent Boult and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the team looks well poised to make mincemeat of the opposition. David Warner will lead the side and he will partner with the solid looking Shikhar Dhawan to open the innings; both have performed well in the world cup and will be eager to get the big runs here too. Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, KL Rahul, Naman Ojha and others will make up the middle order and will need to deliver the goods. The team has big names and will have to put their best foot forward if they want to start on a winning note against a team like CSK, which has equal number of match winners with both bat and ball. Warner and his mates look motivated to do well; they just need to focus on the goal and convert the strategies into victories this time around.
CSK will be thrilled with the narrow win they registered against the Daredevils but will be eager to come back with a stronger performance in their second game on Saturday; although Sunrisers are the underdogs here as far as their record in the IPL goes, we feel that the home will rise up to the challenge and leave no stone unturned to win the match in the end.
Chennai Super Kings, 1.40 @ Bet365