The first match of the second half of the tournament will be held at the Dubai International Stadium. The Match 29 of the season will see the clash of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

The tournament has been quite unprecedented for both the teams, where they lose easy matches and win slightly difficult ones.

Team Composition

With almost half the matches played by each of the sides, the teams have chosen their most balanced sides. In case any player performs extremely poor or is hit with a major injury, that’s the mere replacements the franchise makes.

Current form

For both the teams, the tournament has been quite turvy-topsy. They often miss the expected wins and win the unexpected matches. In their clash in the Match 14 of the season, SRH had won by seven runs, which could give them the back held thrust in mind to come back stronger.

Head-to-head

Of the total of 13 clashes to date, CSK have won nine, while SRH have won four. However, in the recent tussle this IPL season, SRH had an upper hand. 

Weather and pitch report

With zero chances of precipitation, the temperature is likely to hover around 33 degrees. The pitch, as observed in the previous matches, is all likely to be dry. Even the dew doesn’t provide any advantage in the later innings. So, any total around 170 would be a competitive one.

Predicted 11 Players

SRH: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankat, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.

CSK: Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(w/c), N Jagadeesan, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Karn Sharma.

Dream 11 Players

Batsmen: Faf Du Plessis (c), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg- Du Plessis, and Warner can provide the thrust required at the start. Pandey can maintain momentum. while Garg can play the big shots. Du Plessis's formidable form makes him the captain.

Wicketkeeper: MS Dhoni, Jonny Bairstow- Both wicketkeeper-batsman can adjust well to the situation.

All-rounders: Sam Curran- The hard-hitter is exceptional with the willow and the ball.

Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmad, Rashid Khan (VC)- Rashid is a deceptive spinner, who can scalp the timely wickets. The pace battery comprising Thakur, Sharma, and Ahmad can prove to be economical. Rashid's deadly form makes him the vice-captain.

Players to look out for

Dwyane Bravo: The Windies all-rounder did not have good days with the bat yet. Fans are eager for his big hits.

Manish Pandey: Pandey has been the underdog in this tournament. It's been almost half the season and management is awaiting his performance in the upcoming season.