IPL 2020 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings taking place? Tuesday 13th October, 2020 – 15:00 (UK)

Where is Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings taking place? Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

What is the expected weather for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings? 36c sunny

Where can I get tickets for Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings? IPL 2020 matches will be played without spectators to begin with but the official IPL website will update fans if this situation changes

What channel is Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings on? Sky Sports will be televising this match

Where can I stream Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings? Sky Sports subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the Sky Go website or app

THE TEAM NEWS

SUNRISERS HYDERABAD

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad continue to struggle for consistency in their performances and they sit on six points just outside the top four paly-off places at the halfway stage so they will be looking for improvement and a win here.
  • They come off a relatively disappointing loss against Rajasthan Royals where they looked to have the game in control until the death when the Royals produced some impressive hitting and even Rashid Khan came in for some punishment in that game.
  • Despite contributing plenty of runs still, the speed at which David Warner is scoring his runs is putting too much pressure on his middle order so the pressure is on to score at a quicker rate throughout what may be an unchanged team.

CHENNAI SUPER KINGS

  • At the halfway stage of IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings are in the unfamiliar position of having lost five of their seven matches so far and that includes one disappointing 7-run loss against the Sunrisers at the start of October.
  • While Faf du Plessis continues to produce the goods, the rest of the batting order is struggling and they desperately need Shane Watson to step up another level and grater contributions from Ambati Rayudu and Ravindra Jadeja as they are carrying too many out-of-form players right now.
  • It would be no surprise after Kedar Jadhav was benched if there are further changes to the line-up and they may tinker with their overseas positions with Imran Tahir potentially coming in for Dwayne Bravo or Sam Curran although it will be difficult to weaken their batting further.

THE PREDICTION

It is strange to see the Chennai Super Kings struggling badly but without the home advantage in Chennai, they do not look anywhere near the team we have seen in the past. Their team is struggling to score quickly enough as they have never been forced to do so in Chennai while their bowling unit is not accustomed to some of these tracks neither. They face a Sunrisers team that is hardly in the best of form themselves but they have shown some good signs at times and in Warner and Bairstow, they have enough firepower to outscore CSK and claim another win here.

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