SUNRISERS HYDERABAD VS CHENNAI SUPER KINGS: SRH VS CSK HEAD TO HEAD, IPL 2018 SRH VS CSK STATISTICAL PREVIEW AND ANALYSIS
In what will be their third home game of the season at Hyderabad’s Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Sunrisers Hyderabad will host Chennai Super Kings in Match no. 20 of Indian Premier League season 11 on Sunday (April 22). The IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK match will be an opportunity for Chennai Super Kings to overcome their close defeat against Kings XI Punjab and record yet another crucial win in the season. Similarly, the IPL SRH vs CSK match will also give a chance to Sunrisers Hyderabad to continue their impressive early-season form, stay atop the points table and maintain their hundred percent record. The IPL 2018 CSK vs SRH match is also being touted as a battle between the SRH bowlers and CSK batsmen. Big ticket T20 stalwarts like former Indian captain MS Dhoni, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan and Faf du Plessis are likely to feature in this IPL SRH vs CSK match. After two matches on the road, Hyderabad will once again be back in the familiar climes of their fortress-like home stadium in the IPL CSK vs SRH match. Ahead of this crucial IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK match, we bring you the IPL 2018 CSK vs SRH statistical preview, including the SRH vs CSK Head to Head record. The CSK vs SRH Head to Head record has also been analysed in detail below.
SRH vs CSK Head to Head Record
The CSK vs SRH Head to Head record is listed below:
Number of matches played – 7
Matches won by Sunrisers Hyderabad – 2
Matches won by Chennai Super Kings – 5
No Result – NA
The above IPL SRH vs CSK Head to Head record also includes one match played between these two sides in the now defunct Champions League T20 competition. Rest of the 6 matches have been played in the Indian Premier League over the three seasons between 2013 and 2015.
As can be seen from the CSK vs SRH Head to Head record above, Sunday’s meeting between the two sides will only be their 7th meeting in the IPL. Out of the 6 previous matches, Chennai’s M.A. Chidambaram Stadium has hosted 2 IPL CSK vs SRH games in the past, while the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad has also hosted 2 IPL SRH vs CSK matches.
Another key stat to note before the IPL 2018 SRH vs CSK match is that both teams have two wins apiece in the last four meetings between them. The first two IPL CSK vs SRH matches were won by Chennai in 2013. Also, it must be noted before the IPL 2018 CSK vs SRH match that this will be the first meeting between these two sides in more than two years as CSK were suspended from the league during this while. As such, Sunday’s IPL SRH vs CSK match will be an opportunity for both sides to go out there and improve their respective SRH vs CSK Head to Head numbers as well.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings Statistical Preview
While Sunrisers Hyderabad have a hundred percent record in IPL 2018, Chennai Super Kings have also made a good start to the tournament as they have won two of their first three matches on their return to the league. Therefore the IPL SRH vs CSK match will be crucial for both sides as they seek to maintain momentum and stay atop the points table. Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kane Williamson and coach Tom Moody will be hoping that their brilliant lineup of bowlers including Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Billy Stanlake and Siddarth Kaul can once again fire in tandem in the IPL 2018 CSK vs SRH match as they have set the tournament alight in the initial few rounds. Their batting is yet to be truly tested so far.
Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, will be hoping that captain MS Dhoni can shrug off his back troubles as the legendary stumper was back at his imperious best in his last outing against KXIP. They will be bolstered by the return of star batsman Suresh Raina for this match.
Ahead of the IPL SRH vs CSK encounter on Sunday (April 22), we have compiled a list of relevant stats revolving around both these teams.
IPL 2018 CSK vs SRH Statistical Preview
2 – Number of matches Suresh Raina has missed for Chennai Super Kings in his entire IPL career
2 – Number of wickets needed by Dwayne Bravo to become the most successful IPL bowler against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He currently has 12 wickets against SRH and is one behind Lasith Malinga’s tally of 13.
3 – Number of combined IPL titles won by Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings
6 – Bhuvneshwar Kumar is 6th on the list of the all-time list of IPL highest wicket-taker with 115 wickets to his name.
7 – Shikhar Dhawan is 7th on the list of all-time IPL highest run scorers. Next for Dhawan to leapfrog is Robin Uthappa who is 167 runs ahead of Dhawan at this stage.
8 – Number of times the Chennai Super Kings have qualified for the IPL playoffs stage, most by any team
9 – Number of wickets needed by Shane Watson to reach the personal milestone of 100 wickets in the IPL
13 – Number of ducks recorded by Harbhajan Singh in the IPL, most by any batsman
18 – Rashid Khan bowled 18 dot balls in SRH’s win over Mumbai Indians on April 12 which was the joint-most in an IPL game. Ravichandran Ashwin (twice) and Amit Mishra also hold the feat.
24 – Wickets picked up by Harbhajan Singh against the Chennai Super Kings, most by any bowler. The veteran off-spinner is turning out for CSK in IPL 2018
60 – Number of matches lost by MS Dhoni in the IPL. He is the only captain in tournament history to both win and lose at least 60 matches
87 – Number of catches taken by Suresh Raina in the IPL, most by any player in the tournament’s history
91 – Number of wickets up by Bhuvneshwar Kumar for Sunrisers Hyderabad, most by any bowler
123 – Number of wickets picked up by Dwayne Bravo, the fifth highest tally by any bowler in the history of IPL
161 – Number of matches played by Suresh Raina in the IPL, most by any player
277 – Runs scored by MS Dhoni is matches between SRH and CSK, most by any batsman in this fixture
4558 – Runs scored by Suresh Raina in the IPL, second-highest tally accumulated by any batsman in the tournament’s history