The Chennai Super Kings will face the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 17 of IPL 2022 at the Dr DY Patil stadium. Both Chennai and Hyderabad who haven’t yet been able to win any of the matches they’ve played so far will look to get their first points of this season thereby enhancing their respective positions on the points table. 

Both the sides are coming off after succumbing to tough defeats in their previous games and will thus look to regain the much-needed momentum to get their campaigns back on track this season.

CSK vs SRH: Match Details

  • Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 17, IPL 2022
  • Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
  • Date & Time: April 9, 3:30 PM

Chennai Super Kings: Analysis

Chennai Super Kings

Gameplan: The four-time champions have had an unbelievably bad start to their present seasons with a hattrick of losses in the first three games that they’ve played so far. Their most recent defeat was against the Punjab kings against whom they lost their way in a stiff run chase ending up losing by 54 runs. Their present run rate is around -1.24 which definitely is a big thing to worry about for the team in the times to come. 

The batting and bowling departments though have delivered a fair amount of good performances, they have just not managed to make their mark in the important phases of the game thereby letting the opponent grab hold of the game and turn it in their favour. The team management will be hoping for a strong comeback from the players in tomorrow’s game thereby bringing the side back to its winning ways just like the previous seasons.

Probable Playing XI:- Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja (c), Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni (wk), Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Jordan, Maheesh Theekshana/Dwayne Bravo.

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Analysis

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad

Gameplan: Sunrisers too are in a spot of bother much like their opponents tomorrow after two consecutive defeats in both their opening games so far in this season’s IPL. The Hyderabad side game into this season with lots of hopes after rebuilding the side to a great extent, bringing in a new set of players, with an intention to yield better results as compared to the past few seasons. 

Things so far haven’t been good for them though with two tough defeats against the Rajasthan Royals first followed by the Lucknow Super Giants. On both occasions, the side was chasing a total and lost its path midway between the innings. The bowlers so far haven’t been able to execute any of their plans seemingly as they’ve leaked too many runs in key phases of the match thereby making the task even more difficult for their batters. 

The batsman when they were needed to live up to their worth even more, failed furthermore miserable against the expectations of the team management. The coaching staff and others concerned shall therefore be hoping for a much-improved display in tomorrow’s game thereby helping the side get back to a positive physical and mental state with a convincing victory in tomorrow’s game vs CSK.

Probable Playing XI:- Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson (c), Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran (wk), Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Romario Shepherd, Washington Sundar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik/Kartik Tyagi.

Probable Top performers

Probable best batsman of today’s match – Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad who’s been a huge disappointment both to the team management and the fans for sure is a major reason behind Chennai’s poor situation and a miserable start to this season. The batsman who won the orange cap after having scored the most runs in the previous season of the IPL needs to turn up to the situation as soon as possible so that his side can get back to winning ways thereby bringing their campaign back on track. 

The batsman has been a brilliant example of powerful and dominant performances winnings his side games single-handedly in several occasions in the past. We, therefore, hope that Ruturaj would find his old rhythm impact once again in spite of a poor start with the bat this season. His good performance would surely mean that his side emerges victorious in tomorrow’s crunch game against the Sunrisers.

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad

Probable best bowler of the match – Dwayne Bravo

With several crucial overs bowled and a fairly good amount of execution of a variety of deliveries, a 38-year-old Dwayne Bravo has been of great service to the Chennai Super Kings so far this season. His brilliant performance included the fine figures of 3/20 against KKR in this season’s opening match which saw his side well and truly in the driving seat for the majority of the game. The team management will hope for a similarly impressive display from the West Indian so that the side could register its first win this season.

dwayne bravo 1
Dwayne Bravo

CSK vs SRH: Head to head stats

The Chennai Super Kings have completely dominated the Sunrisers Hyderabad so far with 12 wins out of the 16 matches that’ve been played between the two sides in the IPL. The Sunrisers meanwhile have managed to win just on 4 occasions. Their rivalry also includes the famous IPL 2018 final clash where the Chennai Super Kings managed to finish on the winning side thereby lifting their 3rd IPL trophy.

  • Total Matches Played – 16
  • Matches Won by CSK – 12
  • Matches Won by SRH – 4

CSK vs SRH: Winning Prediction

Probable winner of tomorrow’s match – Chennai Super Kings

After a lot of detailed analysis made based on the batting, bowling strengths of both the sides, the present form of all players and a dozen other aspects related to both the teams, we’ve felt that the Chennai Super Kings will edge past a rusty Sunrisers Hyderabad in tomorrow’s match. 

A combined brilliance from all the departments of the Super Kings will hand them their first win of this season thereby also helping them regain their lost rhythm bringing back the usual fearless approach towards the game just like the previous season. 

Though the majority of the players being out of form has been a source of major concern to the side, they all will hopefully be initiating a turnaround for their side by rediscovering their old touch which might of great importance for their side to get back their winning momentum which shall be crucial to get their campaign back on track once again.