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IPL 2024 SRH vs CSK Dream 11 Predictions: Match 18 Preview, Possible Playing XI, Head-To-Head Stats

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The upcoming IPL 2024 match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium is poised to be an exhilarating encounter between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Scheduled for Wednesday, April 5th, this match promises an exciting display of cricketing prowess as both teams vie for victory on the field.

Overview of the Teams: SRH and CSK

As two stalwarts of the IPL, SRH and CSK boast impressive rosters and a rich history of success in the tournament. While SRH seeks to build on its recent triumphs, CSK aims to reclaim its dominance in the league.

SRH’s Performance and Strategy

Previous Matches

SRH commenced their IPL 2024 campaign with a mix of victories and defeats. Despite a setback against the Kolkata Knight Riders, they showcased their batting prowess with a historic win over the Mumbai Indians. However, their recent match against the Gujarat Titans highlighted areas for improvement, particularly in their bowling unit.

Batting Strengths

SRH possesses a formidable batting lineup, led by prolific hitters such as Travis Head, Heinrich Klaasen, and Abhishek Sharma. Their explosive batting performances have the potential to turn the tide in their favor, provided they strategize effectively and capitalize on scoring opportunities.

Bowling Lineup

While SRH’s pace attack, spearheaded by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pat Cummins, appears robust, their spin department lacks depth. The absence of specialist spinners like Wanindu Hasaranga poses a challenge, leaving the team vulnerable in certain situations.

CSK’s Performance and Strategy

Previous Matches

CSK commenced IPL 2024 with promising victories but faced a setback in their first away match against the Delhi Capitals. Despite consistent performances from players like Rachin Ravindra, the team encountered challenges in chasing targets and stabilizing their batting order.

Batting Form

CSK’s batting lineup, led by skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad, has shown glimpses of brilliance but struggles with consistency. The team relies on experienced campaigners like MS Dhoni to anchor their innings and guide them to victory.

Bowling Strengths

CSK boasts a formidable bowling lineup, with players like Matheesha Pathirana and Mustafizur Rahman showcasing their prowess on the field. Their ability to take crucial wickets and maintain pressure on the opposition bodes well for their chances in upcoming matches.

Key Factors Influencing the Match

Pitch Conditions

The Hyderabad pitch has proven to be batting-friendly in previous matches, offering ample opportunities for high-scoring encounters. Both teams will look to capitalize on favorable batting conditions and post imposing totals on the scoreboard.

Form and fitness

SRH’s batters appear to be in better form compared to their CSK counterparts, posing a significant threat to the opposition. However, both teams enter the contest without any fitness concerns, ensuring a level playing field for all players.

Player Availability

CSK will miss the services of Mustafizur Rahman, who is unavailable due to visa processing for the T20 World Cup. Additionally, SRH continues to await the return of Wanindu Hasaranga, whose absence impacts their spin attack.

Probable Best Players of the Match

Best Batter Prediction

Heinrich Klaasen emerges as a key player for SRH, given his consistent performances and explosive batting style. CSK will need to devise a strategic plan to contain his onslaught and prevent him from dominating the match. In the first encounter against the Knight Riders, he scored 63 off just 29 balls, hitting eight sixes. The wicketkeeper-batter followed it up with an unbeaten 34-ball 80 against Mumbai in a knock that comprised four fours and seven sixes. In the last game against Gujarat Titans, he managed to score only 24 runs. Chennai will want to see the back of him very quickly before he gets into his zone.

Best Bowler Prediction

Deepak Chahar is likely to shine for CSK with his ability to swing the ball and generate pace. His variations and deceptive deliveries pose a formidable challenge to SRH’s batting lineup, making him a player to watch out for in the upcoming match.

Probable Playing XIs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH):

Mayank Agarwal, Travis Head, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen (WK), Abdul Samad, Shahbaz Ahmed, Pat Cummins (C), Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande, Jaydev Unadkat, Umran Malik (Impact substitute)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): 

Rachin Ravindra, Ruturaj Gaikwad (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Sameer Rizvi, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni (WK), Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana (Impact substitute)

SRH vs CSK: Dream 11 Team Prediction

Keeper: H Klaasen
Batsmen: Rachin Ravindra (c), Abhishek Sharma, Travis Head (vc), Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad
All-rounders: Daryl Mitchell, Aiden Markram, Ravindra Jadeja
Bowlers: Pat Cummins, Matheesha Pathirana

If you want you can interchange the captain and vice-captain. 

Recent Venue Records (Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad)

IPL Matches Played: 72

Matches Won Batting First: 32 

Matches Won Batting Second: 40 

Matches Won Winning Toss: 25

Matches Won Losing Toss: 47 

Matches with No Result: 0 

Average 1st Inns scores: 196

Average 2nd Inns scores: 198

Head-to-Head Record

CSK’s dominant record against SRH keeps them ahead in the contest. Overall they lead the head-to-head count 14-5 in 19 games and 4-1 in the last five games.

Matches Played19
Sunrisers Hyderabad won05
Chennai Super Kings Won14
No Result0
First Played 24 April, 2013
Last Played21 April, 2023

IPL Record at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Last 10 Matches

These stats give us the idea that in recent matches, the team batting first tasted more success than batting second on this pitch. The average first-inning winning score is 193 runs. The average powerplay run rate is 8.66 in the last ten matches at this venue, while the average death-over run rate is 10.4.

StatsNumbers
Matches10
Matches won batting first7
Matches won batting second3
Average first innings score186
Average first innings winning score193
Average powerplay score52
Average death-over score52

Highest Runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in IPL (Top 5)

So, among the top run scorers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in the IPL, four players from the list—David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, and Virat Kohli—are playing good cricket so far in the IPL 2024.

BattersRuns
David Warner1623
Shikhar Dhawan1477
Rohit Sharma520
Kane Williamson508
Virat Kohli435

Highest Wickets at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in IPL (Top 5)

Among the highest wicket-takers at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, we will see Bhuvneshwar Kumar in action during this game. Bhuvneshwar has been out of form so far this season.

BowlersWickets
Bhuvneshwar Kumar42
Amit Mishra30
Rashid Khan28
Dale Steyn27
Siddarth Kaul21

What will be the match prediction?

Sunrisers Hyderabad win the toss and bowl

Power Play score – 40-50

First Innings Score – 165-175

Chennai Super Kings win the match

Scenario 2

Chennai Super Kings win the toss and bowl

Power Play Score – 50-60

First Innings Score – 170-180

Chennai Super Kings win the match

Who Will Score Most Runs For SRH: Travis Head / Abhishek Sharma 

Who Will Take Most Wickets For SRH: Mayank Markande / Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Who Will Score Most Runs For CSK: Shivam Dube / MS Dhoni

Who Will Take Most Wickets For CSK: Deepak Chahar / Ravindra Jadeja 

Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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