Chennai Super Kings:
CSK stars firstly were called as aging warriors and then they had been deprived of their home advantage. But despite all these bottlenecks they had ensured their place in a place in the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings with this year’s arrival here made up the total of nine years of their existence. Now, since they have already captivated their prowess to be unleashing in the final are all set to return to the Wankhede – the venue of their reintegration. That has been the title that has eluded them since 2011.
Prooving all the conjectures wrong, MS Dhoni-led side has displayed their so-called agility on the face of their haters who termed them the non-active side. Considering the ages of their older players, this particular side doesn’t seem to be lasting another two years in the IPL format. But Dhoni has been very reluctant on agreeing with these facts rather he is more interested in making the most of the present. Being the first side to be achieved the final berth on Tuesday gives them two advantages: one is it has given them a four-day rest and the luxury of staying in Mumbai. And another one is their record at Eden Gardens, that too against the hosts Kolkata Knight Riders if they get there, isn’t the most appealing rather appalling.
Sunrisers Hyderabad on the other end is on their Formula One outfit nowadays that has clearly dominated the race in the first half during the league phase but at the end landed up with an engine failure that too at the start of the formation lap. Though it doesn’t really lower their chances of clinching the race yet, this one is something they can’t completely ignore either. They ended their league stage being the table topper, but now are seemingly heading into the playoffs having lost their last three games.
Their record against CSkK has not been something which is very much looking forward to as they’ve been beaten by CSK on both occasions this season. Their bowling visibly turned out to be their stronger suit, has shown signs of wear and tear. The biggie, Rashid Khan unlike the last match has gone wicketless in three of the last four matches, Siddarth Kaul, who has already earned him an India call-up for the England tour, has conceded 40-plus in three of the last four games, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar somehow seemed a little rusty, following periods of rest to manage his workload.