IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Preview

IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - Preview

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IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad - PreviewChennai: Chennai Super Kings` marauding batsmen will be put through a stern test by the intimidating bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad when the two in-form teams clash for the first time in the sixth Pepsi IPL here on Thursday.

Both the teams have five wins each from their respective seven matches so far but while Chennai are second on the points table, Hyderabad lie on third place due to the difference in their net run-rate.

That difference is primarily a result of Hyderabad`s batting woes which could prove to be their bane tomorrow given that Chennai`s willow-wielders are in prime form.

With world`s number one ranked bowler, Dale Steyn leading their pace attack, Hyderabad`s bowling has been their strength.

Ishant Sharma, Thisara Perera and wily leg-spinner Amit Mishra make the rest of the bowling unit, which has played crucial roles in all their five wins so far in the tournament.

However, batting continues to remain a major concern.

Skipper Kumar Sangakkara has looked a pale shadow of himself so far in the tournament and Australian Cameron White has delivered only in patches.

With Shikhar Dhawan still out of the reckoning due to a finger injury, Sangakkara, White and big-hitting Perera will have to shoulder the bulk of the responsibility with the bat.

Hyderabad would also be better off with substantial contributions from Parthiv Patel up the order and D B Ravi Teja.

Chennai, on the other hand, have little to worry about except for fatigue as they have been playing continuously even as Hyderabad have enjoyed a break of almost a week after their win over Kings XI Punjab.

Chennai, two-time former champions, have been a formidable batting unit and that was proved yet against when they chased down a steep 186 against Rajasthan Royals in their previous match.

In Michael Hussey, they have a proven game-changer, who has been in sublime form. Besides, the likes of Suresh Raina and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been their usual aggressive selves.

Not to mention, the all-round abilities of Ravindra Jadeja, who would be eager to make amends for his duck in the last game.

The bowling department does not feature many big names barring off-spinner R Ashwin, but it has delivered for the team.

Teams (from):

Chennai Super Kings: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt and wk), Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Subaramaniam Badrinath, Ravindra Jadeja, Albie Morkel, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Srikkanth Anirudha, Baba Aparajith, Akila Dananjaya, Faf du Plessis, Ben Hilfenhaus, Jason Holder, Imtiaz Ahmed, Shadab Jakati, R Karthikeyan, Nuwan Kulasekara, Ben Laughlin, Ronit More, Dirk Nannes, Ankit Rajpoot, Wriddhiman Saha and Vijay Shankar

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kumar Sangakkara (capt), Dale Steyn, Akshat Reddy, Ashish Reddy, DB Ravi Teja, Nathan McCullum, Anand Rajan, Biplab Samantray, Chris Lynn, Darren Sammy, Karan Sharma, Prasant Padmanabhan, Sachin Rana, Shikhar Dhawan, Sandeep Tyagi, T Sargunam, Veer Pratap Singh, Ankit Sharma, Parthiv Patel, Cameron White, GH Vihari, Thisara Perera, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma.

PTI


First Published: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 12:31

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chandra - hyderabad
How can Perera shoulder responsibility if he is not eligible to play in Chennai.
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s.mahendran - coimbatore
insted of murali vijay baba aparajith can play .
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s.mahendran - coimbatore
insted of murali vijay baba aparajith can play .
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dheeraj - chennai
``Sangakkara, White and big-hitting Perera will have to shoulder the bulk of the responsibility with the bat.`` srilankan players are banned from playing in chennai,the sun risers cant field their best playing 11 which gives chennai advantage
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K.SIVAGURU - SATTUR
Let us wait and watch the two balanced teams clash
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HARIHARAN - TIRUCHENGODE (NAMAKKAL. DT)
CSK will won the match and record his 6th victory
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shah - chennai
Very usefull ts news
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