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.
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.
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
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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