Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings – Match 54 – IPL 6 – Betting Predictions and Tips

Having an unbeaten record at home, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH) would take on the league topper, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match 54 of IPL 6.The match will be played on Wednesday at 8 PM IST at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. CSK lead the table with 9 wins out of 12 matches and SH has won seven out of 11 matches played and is placed at fifth position currently.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SH)

SH played superbly in their last match against Delhi Daredevils where they bowled them out for a paltry score of 80 runs. The return of Shikhar Dhawan has strengthened the batting line up and he has already scored two half centuries out of four matches and 158 runs already. Darren Sammy also came after missing some early matches and has played well and struck form immediately on his return. The all rounder Thisara Perera has been superb and is capable of hitting hard and very quickly as seen in some of the earlier matches. Other batsmen have been average. The bowling is the key part of the team led by the trio Ishant Sharma, Dale Steyn and Amit Mishra with 13, 12 and 17 wickets respectively. Amit is infact among the top five wicket takers of the season as of now. The economy is also superb with just 6.17 for Amit and under 6 for Steyn. Perera has also taken 12 wickets and Karan Sharma has also been decent in his bowling.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK has played most consistently and superbly till now and lead the table currently. However their last match was not a very good one where they got all out for a meager 80 runs against Mumbai Indians. The batting has been just fantastic with their top three batsmen Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina and MS Dhoni having scored 507 runs, 359 and 310 runs respectively till now. Hussey is currently second in the run scoring table till now. Another stand out feature of the team is the amazing strike rate with Dhoni and Raina having strike rate of 165 and 140 respectively. The other batsmen have been average and have performed in patches when required. In term of bowling, Dwayne Bravo is the highest wicket taker till now of the season with 20 wickets from 12 matches. Ashwin, Mohit Sharma and Chris Morris have also taken 12, 11 and 11 wickets respectively. Jadeja has also bowled decently with 10 wickets in his kitty.

Our Prediction

CSK has been superb and is evident from their position in the league till now and their last match was just one bad day for them. Their team seems to be most balanced with all players chipping in when required especially the captain. SH has been a surprise element and would like to take advantage of their home and win the match and get closer to play-offs. In the last encounter between the two at Chennai, CSK won the game chasing the target of 159 thanks to the captain again. It is quite tough to decide who would win this match and there is very little to choose between the two but we would consider CSK to win this closely held contest and maintain their position in the table.

Winner: Chennai Super Kings, 1.57 @ William Hill