The grand old men of IPL have the task of proving critics wrong once again. The Chennai Super Kings have suffered comebacks and injuries, but they have to do with themselves and come back with a guard against the charged Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two teams clash in Dubai on Friday.
CSK have lost their last two matches after a great start to the campaign against defending champions Mumbai. Batting performances against Delhi and Rajasthan mean that Dhoni’s team is at the bottom of the points table.
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However the good news is that there is availability of their star Ambati Rayudu from the opening match. The presence of Rayudu will ease the pressure on Faf du Plessis, who have yet to get a big chance to score with Shane Watson.
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Murali Vijay’s pain will end with Rayudu’s presence. The opener looks out of pace and ideas in this format and should be sent to the back burner. Dhoni himself needs to show some form with the bat and reassure fans about his ability to damage his bowling ability.
The Sunrisers themselves had a poor start to the campaign, but the selection of Kane Williamson changed their fortunes in their last clash against Delhi. While the early pairing of Warner and Bairstow were the main contributors, Williamson added the steel needed in the weak middle order and helped SRH. The pair of Rashid Khan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar also produced the goods as SRH defended the average totals to register their first win.
While Sam Curran has been a great asset to CSK so far, it remains to be seen whether Dwayne Bravo plays his first match after moving to the Nets. There is also a case of Imran Tahir failing to set the stage on fire with Piyush Chawla.
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While SRH seems to have finally figured out their best XI, Dhoni and Fleming will have to dig deep to finalize their playing XI in a match where CSK has to get the better of the opposition’s foreign talent. .
Dhoni’s tomb will be seen roaring as lions.
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