Following the end of the league matches, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings are the top two teams in the points table. SRH and CSK will lock horns against each other in Qualifier 1. While the winner of Qualifier 1 will get a direct entry to the finals, the loser will have to play against the winner of Eliminator. Find the Fantasy Cricket Preview for Qualifier 1: SRH vs CSK below.
Overall: Matches – 8
Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2
Chennai Super Kings – 6
Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
The wicket at Wankhede is batsman friendly. The track slows down as the game progresses, thus helping spinners.
|Matches won batting first||18|
|Matches won bowling first||19|
|Average 1st Inns scores||159|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||143|
|Highest total recorded||211/4 (20 Ov) by CSK vs DD|
|Lowest total recorded||73/10 (15.5 Ov) by KXIP vs RPS|
|Highest score chased||196/7 (20 Ov) by GL vs RPS|
|Lowest score defended||120/9 (20 Ov) by MI vs PWI|
(The above stats only include IPL matches played at Wankhede Stadium)
Fantasy Cricket Preview
The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been consistent since the start of IPL 2018. The opening partnership between Shreevats Goswami and Shikhar Dhawan set the pace for the team. The middle order of SRH will be his major worry; Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan need to buckle down. SRH boasts of a strong bowling unit ever since IPL started. However, their bowling faltered miserably in the last three matches. The bowlers should set to work to take their team to the finals. The squad is likely to remain the same.
Chennai Super Kings
KL Rahul has proven to be the key player for KXIP. When the rest of the batting lineup falters, his fiery shots are consistent. Middle order batting has been KXIP’s major reason for concern. Aaron Finch played a decent game against Mumbai. KXIP will think about promoting Yuvaraj Singh up the order. Marcus Stoinis, Karun Nair Manoj Tiwary Chennai Super Kings have a made a royal comeback after their two-year ban. The whole squad looks balanced with fiery batting and terrific bowling. Shane Watson, who was rested in the last game will return in place of Faf. Ambati Rayudu, CSK’s revelation, was dismissed for a single digit against KXIP. He needs to get cracking for CSK to reach finals. Bowling was touted as CSK’s Achilles heel during the start. But they have amended their flaws and CSK’s bowling looks stronger than ever. Death over bowling is where CSK and Dwayne Bravo need to focus.
Qualifier 1: SRH vs CSK Final Playing 11
|Shreevats Goswami (WK)||Shane Watson|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Ambati Rayudu|
|Kane Williamson ©||Suresh Raina|
|Manish Pandey||MS Dhoni (C & WK)|
|Shakib Al Hasan||Sam Billings|
|Yusuf Pathan||Dwayne Bravo|
|Carlos Brathwaite||Ravindra Jadeja|
|Rashid Khan||Harbhajan Singh|
|Bhuvaneshwar Kumar||Deepak Chahar|
|Siddarth Kaul||Shardul Thakur|
|Sandeep Sharma||Lungi Ngidi|