SRH vs CSK IPL 2020 Score: SunRisers Hyderabad won the last match between the two teams.© BCCI/IPL
Both SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) find themselves in the lower half of the points table and will look for a change of fortunes as the Indian Premier League (IPL) enters its second half. CSK have won the toss and elected to bat first. Piyush Chawla comes in for N Jagadeesan in the CSK line-up while Shahbaz Nadeem replaces Abhishek Sharma for SRH. MS Dhoni had struggled for breath, literally, when these two sides last met in IPL 2020 and he would hope for a better show from himself and teammates as CSK look to earn their third win of the tournament. SRH, on the other hand, would still be recovering from the defeat against Rajasthan Royals, a match they were control of for 16 out of the 20 overs. The likes of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow will look to anchor their team through as would Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu – the in-form batsmen on both sides. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2020 Match 29 Live Score Between SunRisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings At Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Bairstow vs Chahar
This contest will come up later in the day. Deepak Chahar can swing the new ball both ways, something that has troubled Jonny Bairstow in the past.
Head to head
Here is how the two teams have fared in the past face-offs.
CSK and SRH played the IPL 2018 final where Chennai had emerged victorious in their first season after coming back from a two-year ban.
SunRisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan
Chennai Super Kings: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (c & wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Karn Sharma
TOSS: Chennai Super Kings win the toss and bat first
MS Dhoni calls it right and CSK are batting first.Piyush Chawla comes in for N Jagadeesan in the CSK line-up.
David Warner is not disappointed with the result at the toss.
SRH have one change – Shahbaz Nadeem comes in for Abhishek Sharma.
Rashid Khan vs MS Dhoni – clash of the heavyweights
Rashid Khan is the fourth-highest wicket taker in the tournament so far with 10 wickets from seven matches and has a miserly economy rate of 5.93 runs per over.
MS Dhoni, on the other hand, is yet to find his best touch. A contest between the two weighs heavily in Rashid’s favour but nobody can really count out Dhoni at any stage.
Both teams look for turnaround
Chennai Super Kings find themselves with just two wins out of seven matches and placed seventh in the table. This is where they had found themselves at the halfway stage of the 2010 IPL – the year they won their first title.
So, there is lots to hope for as far as CSK are concerned.
SRH, on the other hand, have blown hot and cold over the past few matches. After a losing start to their IPL, they beat CSK comprehensively the last time these teams met but since then haven’t been the best form.
As a result, with three wins and four losses, they are placed fifth.
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Hello and welcome to the live coverage of Match No. 29 of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 between SunRisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings in Dubai.
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