Chennai Super Kings take on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium tonight Credit: IPL Twitter

It is match number 14 of the Dream11 IPL 2020, as the Chennai Super Kings will be back in action after a week’s gap taking on the Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday.

The Chennai Super Kings have had a much needed week-long gap after losing two games back to back, and will look to make a grand return with a win. Chennai had a great start to the tournament with a win over the Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the tournament, but since then they lost two back-to-back games to Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals.

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Meanwhile the Sunrisers Hyderabad did not have very good start to the tournament as they lost both their opening games against the Royal Challengers Bangalore and the Kolkata Knight Riders, but then they found their first win of the tournament after beating the Delhi Capitals in their third game.

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Tonight as both the sides look to register their second win of the season in Dubai, we bring you some of the important talking points going around this match.

Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu kicked off his season in style, as he scored a match-winning 70 off just 48 deliveries against the Mumbai Indians in the season opener and was adjudged the Man of the match. But since then, he has been out of the CSK playing XI due to an injury and his team has been clearly missing his solid presence in the middle order, as CSK failed to chase down totals in the following games.

With CSK keen to bounce back in the tournament, the availability of Rayudu for selection in the XI is going to be a big boon for Chennai. Even the CSK skipper MS Dhoni, in the post match interview after their loss against Delhi Capitals emphasized on the importance of Ambati Rayudu in the middle order and that he was hopeful of Rayudu’s return for the next game.

Ambati Rayudu scored a match-winning 71 of 48 in CSK’s opening game againts Mumbai Indians

Kane Williamson
Williamson was not in the Sunrisers’ playing XI for the first two games and SRH clearly struggled with their middle-order, and as soon as the New Zealand skipper was picked, he made his mark by scoring a well-paced 41 off just 26 balls against the Delhi Capitals which eventually helped the SRH to register their first victory of the season. With Kane Williamson showing great form and class straightaway from the first match he played and it would give the SRH management a great amount of confidence going ahead in the tournament

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Overall (12 matches – CSK:9 | SRH:3)
CSK and SRH have fared off against each other 12 times in the IPL so far and CSK have clearly dominated the SRH with 9 wins out of the 12 played

Recent (Last 5 matches)
CSK have a upper hand here as well in the recent head-to-head numbers, with four wins against SRH in the previous five matches.
CSK won by 6 wickets
SRH won by 80 runs
CSK won by 8 wickets
CSK won by 2 wickets
CSK won by 8 wickets

Milestones to lookout for
– MS Dhoni is 24 runs away from 4500 IPL runs
– Ambati Rayudu is 45 runs away from 1000 IPL runs for CSK
– MS Dhoni is 2 sixes away from 300 T20 sixes
– Manish Pandey is 69 runs away from 3000 IPL runs

Chennai Super Kings: 1 Shane Watson, 2 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 3 Faf du Plessis, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 Sam Curran, 6 Kedar Jadhav, 7 MS Dhoni (capt & wk), 8 Ravindra Jadeja, 9 Deepak Chahar, 10 Piyush Chawla, 11 Imran Tahir/ Josh Hazlewood.

Delhi Capitals: 1 David Warner (capt), 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Manish Pandey, 4 Kane Williamson, 5 Abdul Samad, 6 Abhishek Sharma, 7 Priyam Garg, 8 Rashid Khan, 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 T Natarajan, 11 Khaleel Ahmed.

Chennai Super Kings
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

Venue – Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Toss – 7pm IST
Match Time – 7:30pm IST

Match can be viewed on the Star Sports Network and the Disney + Hotstar VIP subscription

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