The Indian Premier League table is beginning to take shape and it isn’t exactly a good sign for the Chennai Super Kings.
Indeed, they currently sit second-from-bottom with just two wins from their seven outings and although they beat the current favourites on the opening day, they’ve struggled to replicate that performance.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are ticking along much better with three victories from their last five, although they were left frustrated when losing out to the Royals in the final over last time out.
Indeed, having been in control of their defence for the most part, the turning point was certainly when Rahul Tewatia took Rashid Khan on to flip the game on its head.
However, positives can be taken from that performance for Hyderabad, as both David Warner and Jonny Bairstow found their feet with the bat, as did Manish Pandey with his half-century on a fairly sluggish surface.
Sunrisers To Beat The Super Kings
The Super Kings continue to be reliant on Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson for their runs, and we’re a little concerned about their middle order.
Even MS Dohni has been a bit hit and miss at times and the lack of experience elsewhere makes us struggle to see why these two sides are so evenly matched.
Moreover, other than their opening day victory Dhoni’s men have only beaten rock-bottom Kings XI Punjab, and we can the Sunrisers claiming this fixture as the slight underdogs.