SRH vs CSK predictions and betting :The Indian Premier League 2020 is at its halfway mark with almost all the teams playing 7 matches out of 14. As of now, it seems that there is a fine distinction that is growing between the top half and the bottom half of the table even though there is no doubt about the fact that any team in bottom can stage a late comeback.
On Tuesday, two champion teams SRH and CSK face off each other to get their respective teams up and running in the tournament. SRH are coming off an unlikely defeat against RR with CSK failing in yet another big run chase this season. It will be interesting to see how the teams respond to this adversity when they face each other.
SRH vs CSK Predictions and Betting Tips
SRH vs CSK predictions and betting : Recent Form and Head-to-head
SRH have never missed out on a play-off chance in the last four seasons with 2016 their best year when they went on to win the IPL. Currently, they are 5th in the points table after 7 games with 4 defeats and only 3 wins.
SRH started off the campaign with two consecutive losses against RCB and KKR but found their form with back-to-back wins against the mighty DC and the three-time winners CSK. It seems that they have again lost their way with two defeats in three games barring that lone victory against Kings XI Punjab in Dubai.
It is very important for the team to pick themselves up and tighten the screws from now with play off dreams still intact for the team.
CSK has been one of the most consistent sides in the history of the IPL making it to play offs on every occasion that they were part of. But it seems that this record is in grave danger with MS Dhoni led side showing no intent to win games.
The three-time champs are known for playing laid back cricket by taking it deep and winning it from then on. It worked for them in two seasons, but with conditions and ageing of players, they have clearly lost the plot. The team started off well with a triumph in the season opener but faced three consecutive defeats against Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals and SRH.
The run chase against KXIP saved some grace but their intent was under scanner when they snatched defeat from the jaws of victory against KKR in what was a comfortable run chase for the most parts. In the last game, they were outplayed by Kohli and Co as they are staring down at one of their worst seasons ever.
Looking at the how teams have performed when they take each other on, CSK have been a dominating side with 10 wins whereas SRH have managed 4 wins in a total of 14 clashes so far. In 2019 season, both CSK and SRH secured a win that ended CSK’s 4-match winning streak.
In their 1st meeting this season, SRH pulled off a 7-run win after posting a par score against the giants. Overall, in UAE, both the teams have won one game each that makes it that more interesting when they come out on Tuesday.
SRH vs CSK predictions and betting analysis: Team News
SRH have found their core set of players and will continue to back them for the future games. The opening pair of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner is one of the scariest opening pairs in the league and can rattle the opposition with a big partnership upfront.
Manish Pandey has finally found the meat of his bat with a fifty against RR on a sticky wicket. He has been an asset in the team and will play a key role for their success. The inclusion of Kane Williamson has strengthened their middle order by many folds whereas the youngsters Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg have been performing well.
The bowling department has the best T20 spinner, Rashid Khan who has been a major savior for the team. He is supported by Abhishek Sharma or Abdul Samad from the other end. The bowling attack was let down after Bhuvaneshwar Kumar’s injury but the likes of Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma and T Natarajan have got it covered. Vijay Shankar will have to be more effective in the coming games with the bat as well with the ball.
CSK have tried everything with the limitations they have this season, but it still feels that they are missing something big. The opening pair of Shane Watson and Faf Du Plesis haven’t really got off to flying starts barring that one game against KXIP for the other batsmen to capitalize. Ambati Rayudu has been a great help but hasn’t finished games for the team.
N Jagadeesan who came in place of Kedar Jadhav looks like a good selection who played his part in his debut game. The captain MS Dhoni has struggled to time the ball with his batting order in question everywhere.
Sam Curran can be treated as a floater while the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo are coming too late in the order that has prevented them to finish games for the team. The bowling looks shattered with glimpses of good performance from Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur.
The spinners have to bowl tighter lengths while Bravo is heavily relied as a death bowler with the West Indian going for a lot of runs these days. It is still a mystery as to why their prime spinner Imran Tahir hasn’t played a game until now despite back-to-back losses.
SRH vs CSK predictions and betting : Schedule and Pitch report
The game between SRH and CSK is scheduled on 13th October in Dubai International stadium at 7.30pm IST. The pitch is a little sticky with the ball not coming on so easily. It also slows down as the game progresses with the team winning toss would like to bat first in this arena. With long boundaries and bowlers bowling slower ones consistently, it becomes that much harder to chase something more than 165.