IPL 2019 CSK vs SRH: Who will win today IPL match – Match Predictions, playing 11 and head t- head stats
Kane Williamson's SRH are in Chennai to meet MS Dhoni's CSK today. © BCCI

After two losses in a row last week, defending champions Chennai Super Kings are back home at the MA Chidambaram Stadium where they will hope to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in today’s IPL 2019 match.

Game 41 pits together last season’s winner and runner-up, with CSK second on the IPL points table and SRH at fourth place.

This will be the second time in five days that Chennai face Hyderabad. A win over SRH will give CSK 16 points and seal their place in the IPL playoffs.

TEAM NEWS:

CSK likely XI: 1 Ambati Rayudu, 2 Faf du Plessis, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Kedar Jadhav, 5 MS Dhoni (capt/wk), 6 Dwayne Bravo, 7 Ravindra Jadeja, 8 Mitchell Santner, 9 Harbhajan Singh, 10 Deepak Chahar, 11 Imran Tahir

PREVIEW: Can Sunrisers clinch hat-trick in Bairstow’s final game?

SRH likely XI: 1 David Warner, 2 Jonny Bairstow (wk), 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Vijay Shankar, 5 Deepak Hooda/Manish Pandey, 6 Yusuf Pathan, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 9 Sandeep Sharma, 10 Shahbaz Nadeem, 11 Khaleel Ahmed

CSK vs SRH HEAD TO HEAD RECORD:

Overall: 11

CSK won: 8

SRH won: 3

Dream11 tips: CSK vs SRH, Match 41 

STATS:

In four innings out of nine this season, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have put on 100-run opening stands. This puts them behind Warner and Shikhar Dhawan on the list of most century partnerships for the opening wicket in the IPL.

MS Dhoni is CSK’s leading run-getter with 314 at 104.66 and has five score in excess of 30 batting at No 4 or lower.

CSK vs SRH PREDICTION: 

Sunrisers have won two in a row. CSK have lost two in a row. Even though the defending champions are back home in Chennai, it is SRH with the best opening pair in the IPL who are the predicted winners, especially with Bairstow playing his final game of the tournament.