SRH vs CSK Playing 11: Playing 11 for today’s IPL 2018 match, Qualifier 1

SRH vs CSK Playing 11 today featuring the best 11 players from SRH team 2018 and CSK team 2018. IPL SRH vs CSK Playing 11 today will feature Alex Hales and David Willey for CSK and SRH playing 11
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After all the tension, excitement and drama in last 2 months, we have reached the IPL 2018 playoff rounds with Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH team 2018), Chennai Super Kings (CSK team 2018), Rajasthan Royals (RR team 2018) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR team 2018) qualifying as the top-4 teams of the season. First of the 4 knockout matches in the IPL 2018 will be played between the Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings. SRH and CSK finished as the top 2 teams of IPL 2018 and will have 2 cracks at the opportunity of qualifying for the final of IPL 2018. Both SRH and CSK have the best all-round squads in the IPL 2018 and it will be interesting to see the Playing 11 both captains decide to play in this all-important match. SRH vs CSK Playing 11 today will see Kane Williamson and MS Dhoni lead their teams and look to ensure their team’s direct qualification to the final without having to play the second match later in the week. Neither SRH playing 11 today or CSK playing 11 today will be vastly different from their last group game of the campaign.

SRH vs CSK Playing 11 Today

IPl SRH vs CSK playing 11 today for the first knockout game of IPL 2018 will see 2 of the most in-form players Kane Williamson and Ambati Rayudu lead the batting for their respective franchises. Kane Williamson is only behind Rishabh Pant in terms of most runs scored in the season with 661 runs to his name. As for Ambati Rayudu, he has scored 586 runs for his new team Chennai Super Kings after leaving Mumbai Indians during this season’s auction. In terms of bowling, SRH vs CSK Playing 11 today could not have been any stronger with Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Lungi Ngidi, and Deepak Chahar being part of the Playing 11 for SRH vs CSK. The Playing 11 or SRH vs CSK will be the biggest talking point among their fans as SRH and CSK eye a spot in the IPL 2018 final.

SRH Playing 11 Today

Tackling Chennai Super Kings in a knockout game isn’t an easy task which is why Kane Williamson, Tom Moody and the rest of SRH team 2018 think tank will have to pick the best SRH playing 11 today vs CSK team 2018. Among the top-4 sides of IPL 2018 group stages, SRH team 2018 perhaps have made the most number of changes to their playing 11 combinations with Alex Hales, Chris Jordon, Mohd Nabi, Billy Stanlake, and Carlos Brathwaite all used as their 4th foreign player options. Alex Hales has played more frequently and we believe, he should get a place in SRH Playing 11 Today’s match vs CSK team 2018.

SRH playing 11 today vs CSK team 2018 does not need a whole lot tweaking as most of the SRH Playing 11 today’s match vs CSK picks themselves automatically. Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al-Hasan, and Siddharth Kaul are certain to feature in the SRH playing 11 today. It is a matter of picking the remaining 4 players and SRH Playing 11 today’s match vs CSK will be complete. rest of the SRH playing today will feature the hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Sreevats Goswami who can be used as a pinch-hitter in the SRH Playing 11 for today’ match. Sandeep Sharma has been a vital member for SRH team 2018 with his steady bowling and Williamson can use Sandeep to bowl out his overs in first 12-14 overs and then use Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the death overs.

Although, SRH team 2018 used Carlos Brathwaite in their last game vs Kolkata Knight Riders, picking Alex Hales in SRH playing 11 today vs CSK is a no-brainer. Hales has the ability to win games on his own and if Hales played 25-30 balls, he would have taken SRH team 2018 to a good start and in a crucial knockout match, a quick-fire innings of 30 or 40 runs could be the difference maker.

SRH Playing 11 today vs CSK team 2018 – Shikhar Dhawan, Alex Hales, Kane Williamson (C), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (WK), Shakib Al-Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul

 

CSK Playing 11 Today

CSK Playing 11 for today’s match will perhaps be the most important team selection MS Dhoni has made in last 12-18 months. Giving up on India’s captaincy followed by the uncomfortable stint with Rising Pune Supergiants has given Dhoni an added motivation to do well in the IPL 2018 season. Dhoni has indeed come back with a bang as CSK team 2018 are set to play their 9th Playoff round match in the 9th season of Indian Premier League. CSK playing 11 today will see Dhoni pick his best 11 players on the day to make sure they are good enough to beat the Sunrisers Hyderabad in this all-important game.

Like SRH team 2018, CSK Playing 11 today’s match has certain players who will definitely be a part of CSK Playing 11 vs SRH team 2018. Likes of Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, and Deepak Chahar are undroppable at this stage of the competition with their meaningful contribution in the IPL 2018 season so far. Dhoni will need to take a tough call on CSK’s 4th foreign player as CSK team 2018 have gone with Sam Billings and Faf du Plessis to strengthen their batting but neither have had a good season. David Willey is another option but the left-arm pacer has proved to be expensive in the 2 matches he has played so far in the IPL 2018.

A lot will depend on the foreign players of IPL SRH vs CSK Playing 11 today and according to our assessment, Alex Hales and David Willey should get the nod for that 4th foreign player spot ahead of Sam Billings or Carlos Brathwaite. Like Hales, Willey will complete this CSK playing 11 today vs SRH team 2018. Best way to use Willey is to give him license to kill in the powerplay overs and even if he gets out early it won’t harm CSK team 2018 given the lack of runs from Sam Billings and Faf du Plessis. As for the rest of the players, Karn Sharma and Ravindra Jadeja can find a place in the CSK playing today with Willey giving that extra fast bowling option to Dhoni and CSK team 2018.

CSK Playing 11 today vs SRH team 2018 – Shane Watson, David Willey, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur

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