Chennai Super Kings will be hosting Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 29th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Friday, April 21st, at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk.
Chennai Super Kings come into this game with momentum on their side, having secured an emphatic victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous encounter. They will be eager to extend their winning streak in the tournament.
Here’s a quick look at the predicted playing XI for Chennai Super Kings:
Openers: Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway
The four-time champions have found a winning formula with their opening pair of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad, both of whom have been in excellent form in the tournament so far. Their blistering starts have been instrumental in helping the team post big totals on the board, and we can expect them to continue in their roles for this match.
Middle Order: Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni
The Chennai Super Kings’ middle order is packed with experience, including the likes of Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, and MS Dhoni.
The surprise package this season has been Rahane, who has looked in great touch and has delivered some match-winning performances for the team so far. With such a strong batting lineup, Chennai will be confident of posting big scores going forward.
Bowlers: Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana
Chennai Super Kings’ bowling attack may lack depth beyond the experienced spinners Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja, but they do have some promising young talents in the mix. Tushar Deshpande has been in good form with the ball and is likely to play a key role in containing the opposition batsmen.
Tushar Deshpande has been consistent with his line and length and has troubled the batters with his variations. Matheesha Pathirana has also made an impact with the ball while Maheesh Theekshana, too, has shown promise with his spin bowling. It remains to be seen whether Akash Singh will be given a chance after his brilliant performances.
Predicted Playing XI of Chennai Super Kings against Sunrisers Hyderabad
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni(C), Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana