Bruised and battered in their previous match against the Mumbai Indians, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings travel to Hyderabad to take on the Sunrisers in a hope to get back to winning ways in the Indian Premier League 2013.
Less than a week ago, MS Dhoni & Co. folded for this year’s lowest total in the IPL on what was touted as a batting strip at the Wankhede stadium. They retained their spot at the top but the loss was the shake up they needed to ward of any complacency that was starting to creep in. As for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, they face a huge task ahead of them in their bid to stay alive in the tournament.
Mumbai Indians’ emphatic win over the Chennai Super Kings has had its repercussions on both these sides. While it gives Chennai a reason to work harder than they have in a good season so far, it nudged Sunrisers out of the top four spot, putting additional pressure on them to up the ante.
The home side routed the Delhi Daredevils in Hyderabad but face a tough task against the Chennai Super Kings. They will take heart from the effort of the Mumbai Indians bowlers and hope to see Dale Steyn & Co. weave similar magic. Their batsmen were hardly tested in their previous fixture and one can expect them to play the same side.