CSK, who are in top form will be considered the favorites for this contest and they have dominated SRH over the years in IPL with a head-to-head ratio of 10-4. SRH have been struggling due to their weak middle-order batting and a loss against CSK will sink them further below in the points table, which could virtually eliminate their hopes of entering the playoffs this season. CSK have lot of all-round options at their disposal, which has enabled them to perform as a complete unit in this tournament so far.
Let us have a look at some of the numbers before start of the game :-
Most runs for CSK vs SRH in IPL – MS Dhoni (336 runs)
Most runs for SRH vs CSK in IPL – David Warner (348 runs)
Most wickets for CSK vs SRH in IPL – Dwayne Bravo (15 wickets)
Most wickets for SRH vs CSK in IPL – Bhuvneshwar Kumar (8 wickets)
2 – David Warner needs 40 more runs to become only the 2nd left handed batsman after Chris Gayle to complete 10,000 runs in T20s.
3 – Siddharth Kaul needs 2 more wickets to become only the 3rd player after Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan to pick 50 wickets in IPL.
4 – If Dwayne Bravo plays, he will become only the 4th player to play 100 matches for CSK in IPL after MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja.
6 – David Warner needs 35 more runs to become the 6th player to score 4000 runs for a single IPL franchise after Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma.
4 – Both MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu have smashed 4 fifty-plus scores against SRH in IPL. Only AB de Villiers (5) has smashed more 50+ scores against SRH than those two players.
Both MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu have good stats against SRH in IPL over the years and can be key performers for the team.
[MS Dhoni vs SRH – 463 runs at an average of 57.87 with S.R off 148.39]
[Ambati Rayudu vs SRH – 496 runs at an average of 45.09 with S.R off 132.26]
8 – David Warner need 1 more six to become the 8th player to smash 200 sixes in IPL.
36 – Win for SRH will mean that David Warner will become the most successful overseas captain surpassing the record of Adam Gilchrist who has won 35 matches as captain in IPL.