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Sunrisers Hyderabad vs. Chennai Super Kings, IPL: TV Info and Preview

Deccan Chargers'  bowler Dale Steyn, second left, celebrates the wicket of Royal Challengers Bangalore's Chris Gayle during their Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket match in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, May 20, 2012. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Mahesh Kumar A
Chris TealeFeatured ColumnistNovember 3, 2016

One of this year’s form teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) faces one of the bottom sides as Sunrisers Hyderabad take on the Chennai Super Kings.

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium

Date: Sunday, April 27

Start time: 3:30 p.m. BST

Live on: Sony Six, Star Sports HD, Star Sports 1 (India), ITV4 (United Kingdom), SuperSport (South Africa), OSN (UAE) SkyTV (New Zealand), Network Ten (Australia), Channel 9 (Bangladesh), Sportsnet and Omni (Canada), Sports Max (West Indies), Geo Super (Pakistan), Starhub (Singapore).

Weather: According to Weather.com, Sharjah should be mostly sunny with temperatures reaching a high of 38 degrees Celsius.

 

Overview

Sunrisers Hyderabad had been winless in the IPL until their latest match, when they were finally victorious over the Delhi Daredevils by just four runs.

Batting first, Hyderabad made 184-1 from their 20 overs, thanks in large part to 88 not out from Aaron Finch and an unbeaten 58 from his countryman David Warner.

In reply, the Daredevils put on 99 for the first wicket to give Sunrisers some nervous moments, but they were able to pull it back through Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy and Karn Sharma to take the victory.

Meanwhile, Chennai enjoyed a comfortable win over the Mumbai Indians by seven wickets in their last game.

Mumbai batted first, with the Super Kings doing well to restrict them to just 141-7 from their 20 overs, thanks in large part to 4-14 from four overs by Mohit Sharma.

In reply, Chennai rarely looked troubled as Brendon McCullum stroked an unbeaten 71 to take them home with an over to spare.

With both teams having earned differing victories previously, they will be keen to gather momentum in this game and make a move up the points table.

 

Team News

Sunrisers Hyderabad (from): Shikhar Dhawan (capt), Amit Mishra, Irfan Pathan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Naman Ojha, Karan Sharma, Parvez Rasool, KL Rahul, Venugopal Rao, S Anirudha, Manpreet Juneja, Ricky Bhui, Amit Paunikar, P Parameswaran, Ashish Reddy, Chama Milind, Dale Steyn, Darren Sammy, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Moises Henriques, Jason Holder, Brendan Taylor

Chennai Super Kings (from): Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt), Faf du Plessis, Mithun Manhas, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Smith, John Hastings, Vijay Shankar, Baba Aparajith, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Pawan Negi, R Ashwin, Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ishwar Pandey, Ben Hilfenhaus, Matt Henry, Ronit More

 

Key Players

Dale Steyn

Undoubtedly one of the best new ball bowlers in the world still, Dale Steyn remains crucial for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

With his dual role of stifling the openers before coming back in the death overs, he is a frightening prospect for opposition batsmen.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

He may not have been required too often by the Super Kings so far, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still a key performer.

An astute captain in Twenty20 cricket as well as a superb batsman, he has not had to do too much so far, but when called upon is capable of something special.

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