The defending champions Chennai Super Kings(CSK) will take on SunRisers Hyderabad(SRH) in match 17 of IPL 2022 on Saturday afternoon at the DY Patil Stadium in Navi Mumbai.
Chennai Super Kings:
CSK have lost their opening three games.They lost to KKR by six wickets in a one-sided contest and the defending champions also failed to defend a 210 against LSG. They lost in a daunting run chase against PBKS.
Even though they batted second in their previous match they failed to chase the target against the inexperienced bowling attack of Punjab Kings and encountered a 54-run loss.
SRH’s campaign, on the other hand, started with a disappointing 61-run loss against the Rajasthan Royals as they strived in another run-chase against the new entrants Lucknow Super Giants. The huge loss against RR has also impacted their net run rate which currently reads as -1.825. They have brilliant death bowlers such as Natarajan and Bhuvneshwar Kumar but they lack finishers with the bat who can win games for them.
WAGING ODDS: CSK (1.66) VS SRH (2.10)
CSK are the favorites and are priced at 1.66, meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹166.
SRH are the underdogs and priced at 2.10 meaning if you bet ₹100 on them and if they win the match, you’ll be making ₹210.
MS Dhoni has found some momentum in his game. After an unbeaten 50 runs off 38 deliveries in the curtain-raiser against Kolkata Knight Riders, he scored 16 off 6 against Lucknow Super Giants, which eventually propelled the team to a mammoth 210/7. Dhoni had also carried out the rescue act in the last match against Punjab with a vital 23 because of which Chennai could reach 126, chasing 181.
The wicket at the DY Patil Stadium offers a lot of assistance to both the pacers as well as the spinners. The batters will look forward to dominate in the powerplay overs. Given the recent performance of CSK, they are likely to bounce back and tally their first win in the 2022 campaign.
Prediction: CSK to win the match.