Two sides at opposite ends of the points table – Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will face off in Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Thursday, September 29. A win here will seal CSK’s place in the playoffs, with SRH’s hopes hanging by a thread after their win against Rajasthan Royals.
Chennai Super Kings have been unbeaten in the three matches they have played in the UAE so far. He was put under the pump in the previous match against KKR, but Ravindra Jadeja’s valor pulled him out of the swamp and led them to victory. There are concerns about death bowling and if Dwayne Bravo remains unavailable, Sam Curran needs to be a lot better for MS Dhoni.
For SRH, Jason Roy got off to a scintillating start and would look to build up from there in the previous match against Rajasthan Royals. Kane Williamson and Jason Holder will be responsible for providing strength with the bat on a slow and sluggish track in Sharjah while Rashid Khan, Siddharth Kaul and Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be responsible with the ball.
They are theoretically still in competition, but they will need to keep winning all their matches by a wide margin if they have ambitions to advance to the playoffs.
Ahead of this game, let’s take a look at the pitch and weather report of the SRH vs CSK match.
Sharjah Cricket Stadium was a high scoring venue last year. However, the pitch has been reopened and has seen a drop in scores. The average score of the first innings is 149 while the average score of the second innings is 131. The surface is dull and the batting has been tough, especially against the slow bowlers.
Sharjah is expected to remain hot and humid and there is no chance of rain at all. The average temperature will be around 40 degree Celsius.
Highest score at this venue: 215/6
Lowest score at the venue: 56/10