Chennai Super Kings has form on its side. And would like to maintain its winning momentum going into the playoffs stage. Sunrisers Hyderabad which finally managed to break the sequence of defeats by overcoming Rajasthan Royals will want to put the missing pieces together even if it is rather late in the day.
CSK will look to make some improvements from their last game when Ravindra Jadeja cameo saw them pull off victory from the jaws of defeat.
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis had both given CSK a good start in their chase and the team will hope for a strong similar good start.
As far as SRH are concerned, a playoff spot is not entirely out of the equation mathematically. But with four points from 10 games, their hopes are as good as over at this stage.
Nevertheless, the Kane Williamson team will hope for a positive end to the campaign. A seven-wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals in their last game would have helped repair some of their confidence.
Jason Roy scored a half-century after he was brought into the playing XI in place of David Warner. He may have done enough to warrant a place in the lineup for the remaining games.
Jason Holder has been among the teams better players in the UAE and will be key to their hopes against CSK.
IPL 2021 SRH Probable Playing XI:
Jason Roy, Wriddhiman Saha ( WK) , Kane Williamson (C) , Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Jason Holder, Sandeep Sharma, Rashid Khan, Sidharth Kaul and Bhuvenshwar Kumar.
IPL 2021: CSK Probable Playing XI:
The pitch of Sharjah is on the slower side with the bowlers likely to play a more significant role in the game. The batters will look to attack in the power play overs. With the pitch likely to slow down as the match progresses. However, few should come into play, making for an even contest between the bat and ball. The pacers will look to take the pace off, although the dimensions of the ground go against them. Both teams will look to chase upon winning the toss with the 150-160 being a good total at the venue.