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IPL 2018, Match 46: FPJ’s Dream XI for Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad


Be ready to witness the clash between the leaders of IPL 2018 as Chennai Super Kings is set to host Sunrisers Hyderabad today afternoon. Both the teams are at the top of the points table in the tournament at present. Both the teams are seen as a prominent contenders for the finals but it is hard to guess which one of them is more powerful. But now, with the result of today’s match which is going to be held at CSK’s home ground in Pune, it will be clear which team is mighty over the other.

CSK has nice batsmen like Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings who are able to take the team to big scores. The form of Shane Watson and Suresh Raina is totally commendable as they are giving the team massive starts in the batting zone. Both are giving consistent performances with high scores in every match. The batting of MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo in the death overs is an added advantage.

However, the slow batting of CSK in the last 10 overs can be called as a weakness that the team is suffering from. In spite of having run rate of about 10 in the first ten overs, the team is not able to play at the same rate in the next ten overs. This was clearly seen in the match against Rajasthan Royals.

Also, the bowling zone of CSK is not showing a great performance as they are not able to defend targets of over 170. So the present bowling form is also a weakness for the team. However, the teamwork of CSK is great and with the five-star rated captainship of MS Dhoni, the team has the ability to defeat any other team.

Here is the probable dream XI for the CSK:

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Billings, David Willey, Harbhajan Singh , Shardul Thakur , Karn Sharma


On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad is enjoying the success of its last matches. The team has won six matches in a row and there is no tough situation which can put the team on a setback. The team has managed to grab the matches while defending low scores as well as managed to win the matches while chasing a mighty total.

In the last match against Delhi Daredevils, SRH successfully chased a mighty total of 187 set by DD and that too with 9 wickets in hand. Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson showed a commendable batting performance to lead their team to victory. So today’s match is going to be nail-biting one with the clash of the present top tigers of the tournament.

Here is the probable Dream XI for the Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Alex Hales, Manish Pandey , Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Shreevats Goswami, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Rashid Khan