This article will talk about the probable XIs for both teams and continue with the Dream11 predictions and the winning fantasy team for the 44th game of the IPL 2021 between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings that is scheduled to take place on the 30th of September 2021.
The table-toppers Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni will take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad who are placed at the bottom of the points table at Sharjah on Thursday. While CSK has lost just the 2 games thus far, SRH has managed to win only 2 out of their 10. The last time these sides met, CSK overpowered Hyderabad by 7 wickets.
SRH finally won a game against the Rajasthan Royals after a series of 5 defeats across both legs of IPL 2021. They won a low-scoring game against them by 7 wickets chasing 165 set by the Royals. Kane Williamson and opener Jason Roy hit half-centuries to get them over the line. Earlier, wonderful death bowling by Bhuvneshwar, Siddarth Kaul restricted the opposition to 164 which at one stage was threatening to get beyond 180.
CSK, on the other hand, won their 3rd consecutive game in this leg and this was a close last-ball thriller against the KKR. Chasing 172, CSK pulled off the chase in 20th over thanks to a stunning effort from Ravindra Jadeja who made 22 off 8 which was instrumental in CSK’s win along with 40+ scores from Ruturaj and Faf Du Plessis. Earlier, economical spells from Shardul Thakur(2/20) and Jadeja(1/21) helped CSK keep the KKR total to 171/6.
Venue: Sharjah Cricket Ground, Sharjah
Pitch and Weather: Sharjah has been a tough scoring venue this season and almost all the teams played here experienced that it is not a venue for batting. The average score is likely to be around 140-150 and spinners will play a huge role despite shorter boundaries. Pacers who have the ability to bowl slower can come in handy. The weather is likely to be sunny, with the temperature touching to the late 30s.
Date & Time: September 30, 7.30 PM IST, 6.00 PM local time
Probable Playing XIs
CSK would like to play their same playing XI. MS Dhoni will want to keep its combination to be the same unless something drastic happens. However, the form of Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, and Dhoni will be a cause of concern for CSK, while they would also like Sam Curran to come good.
Sunrisers found a unit which they can stick till the end of this IPL. They may not be able to progress to the next round but will be eager to stop the winning run of CSK. Jason Roy’s form at the top is a big boost for them as is Kane Williamson’s.
Chennai Super Kings
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf Du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, MS Dhoni(C & WK), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Josh Hazlewood/ Sam Curran
Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha(WK), Priyam Garg, Kane Williamson(C), Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, S Kaul
CSK will be the odds on favorite to win their 4th game on the trot and be the 1st team to secure a place in the playoffs in IPL 2021.
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Batsmen: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf Du Plessis are two batsmen who are in their prime form. Both of them have scored over 300 runs in this tournament and have been brilliant in the UAE leg. Kane Williamson, Jason Roy, likewise from SRH have shown their class in the last game and are a no-brainer as far as fantasy is concerned.
Wicket-Keeper: Wridhiman Saha is a top-order player and has regularly scored useful runs for SRH. So he can be picked over MS Dhoni.
All-rounders: Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja are the best picks. Both of them showed their caliber in this IPL and played some match-winning knocks to along with their handy wickets. Young SRH all-rounder Abhishek Sharma can also be picked,
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur are among the wickets for CSK, along with Rashid Khan of SRH.
Fantasy Team: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Jason Roy, Kane Williamson, Wridhiman Saha, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar
Captain – Ruturaj Gaikwad
The youngster has been the most consistent batsman in this leg of IPL and is the 5th highest run-scorer in the 2021 edition of IPL.
Vice-Captain – Jason Roy
One of the most dangerous T20 batsmen in the world, Jason Roy showed a glimpse in his first match for SRH last game. Sharjah with short boundaries will suit his style of play in the 1st 6 overs.