The Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns with the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 17 of IPL 2022 at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai on April 9. Both teams desperately need a win to add the first points to their tally this season. CSK have lost their opening three games. After going down to KKR by six wickets in a one-sided contest, the defending champions failed to defend a 210 against LSG before losing the plot in a stiff run chase against PBKS.
SRH’s campaign, on the other hand, got off to a forgettable start with a heavy 61-run loss against the Rajasthan Royals before they ran out of fire and brimstone in another run-chase against the new entrants Lucknow Super Giants. The huge loss against RR has also adversely impacted their net run rate which currently reads as -1.825.
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Match 17, IPL 2022
Venue: DY Patil Stadium, Navi Mumbai
Date & Time: April 9, 3:30 PM
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network for Television and Disney + Hotstar app for live streaming.
The wicket at the DY Patil Stadium offers a lot of assistance to both the pacers as well as the spinners. Even the batters will also be looking forward to dominating in the powerplay overs. The surface is expected to slow down as the game progresses. Therefore, the captain winning the toss will be looking to bat first. Another reason to bat first is because of it being an afternoon game.
Probable Playing XIs for CSK vs SRH
Chennai Super Kings
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
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 batter of the Match: MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni seems to have rediscovered his rhythm. After an unbeaten 50 runs off 38 deliveries in the curtain-raiser against Kolkata Knight Riders, he scored 16 off 6 against Lucknow Super Giants, which eventually propelled the team to a mammoth 210/7. Dhoni had also carried out the rescue act in the last match against Punjab with a vital 23 because of which Chennai could reach 126, chasing 181.
Probable best bowler of the Match: Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo has been CSK’s most consistent performer with the ball. In fact, he has picked up wickets in all of the title-holders’ three matches so far. The West Indies all-rounder has picked up five wickets including a three-wicket haul against KKR. The onus would once again be on him to make the ball talk as CSK eye their first win.