Looking to seal a top-two slot in the league, Sunrisers Hyderabad were asked to do that the tough way: defending a total against Chennai Super Kings in Pune. Kane Williamson said he would have loved to chase himself but Sunrisers have been one of the better sides defending totals this season.
Both teams made a change each Super Kings welcomed back swing bowler Deepak Chahar, who should bowl through the Powerplay overs. Sunrisers’ Yusuf Pathan turned up sore and made way for Deepak Hooda, a bit of a like-for-like replacement. The shoulder injury that kept Wriddhiman Saha out of Sunrisers’ last match has not healed completely yet. Shreevats Goswami got another game on Sunday.
Chennai Super Kings: 1 Shane Watson, 2 Ambati Rayudu, 3 Suresh Raina, 4 Sam Billings, 5 MS Dhoni (capt. & wk), 6 Ravindra Jadeja, 7 Dwayne Bravo, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 David Willey, 10 Shardul Thakur, 11 Deepak Chahar
Sunrisers Hyderabad: 1 Shikhar Dhawan, 2 Alex Hales, 3 Kane Williamson (capt.), 4 Shakib Al Hasan, 5 Manish Pandey, 6 Deepak Hooda, 7 Rashid Khan, 8 Shreevats Goswami (wk), 9 Bhuvneshwar Kumar, 10 Siddharth Kaul, 11 Sandeep Sharma