IPL 2018: SRH vs CSK, 20th IPL 2018 Match Preview & Prediction

Sunrisers Hyderabad will take on Chennai Super Kings on 22 April 2018 at their home ground at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, in Uppal. This will be a high-energy game and a tough one for cricket pundits to predict as both teams are well matched.

Read the match preview and prediction to find out who will win the game and increase their likelihood of making it to the playoffs.

Match Preview

MatchSunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, 20th Match
DateSunday, April 22, 2018 at 4:00 PM ( 10:30 AM GMT / 04:00 PM LOCAL )
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Weather ForecastMostly Sunny

The pitch in Hyderabad usually supports batsmen in the first inning and then begins spinning. So, the team that bats first is expected to set a high target and then ensure their spinners can come and take wickets. This is where Sunrisers are lacking. The team has ample pace bowlers, but does not have spinners who can take wickets. On the other hand, CSK has Harbhajan, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma and even Ravindra Jadeja.

Both teams have maintained their core players and then developed the rest of the team around these players. So, it should be really interesting to see who ends up a winner on D-Day.

Match Prediction

Sunrisers is hoping to emulate its success from 2016, but may find it tough going. While it has kept its core team and chosen Kane Williamson as the captain, chances are high that Chennai Super Kings will win the game. Here are the reasons why this could happen:

  • Chennai Super Kings’ strength is its core team that has been playing together for several years and hence, has the understanding it takes to win matches

  • CSK has batting depth that can make latter overs very lucrative

  • MS Dhoni is one of the best captains of all formats, including T20

  • The team’s spinners will end up deciding the match, but are capable wicket takers

  • CSK’s trump is Harbhajan Singh, who has been picked by the team after spending 10 years with Mumbai Indians


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