The first qualifier of the IPL-11 at the Wankhede Stadium will be played on Tuesday between Chennai SuperKings and Sunrisers Hyderabad . By the league round, the eyes of both top teams in the points table will be won by winning this match and going straight to the final. The losing team will have to play with the winners of the Eliminator match in Qualifier 2. The match starts from seven o’clock in the evening. Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni captains for the ninth time in the playoffs. He is the most often used captain in the playoffs.
Chennai to play playoff for the ninth time
Chennai team records will play IPL playoff for the ninth time. He has participated in 9 seasons and everyone has been playing the playoffs. He is the only one to do this. After Chennai, Mumbai has made it to the playoffs in 7 of the 11 seasons.
Chennai not losing this season in Chennai
Team Chennai, with captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, played two matches against Hyderabad this season and won both of them. In the first match, he scored 4 runs and the second with 8 wickets. There are 8 competitions in IPL between the two teams, in which Chennai 6 and Hyderabad have won only two.
Chennai’s batting is strong but bowlers raise concerns
Strength: Chennai batsmen Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson and captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni are in excellent form. Rayudu is one of the top-5 batsmen with a century and 586 runs. Watson scored 438 runs in 13 matches and Raina scored 391 runs. At the same time, Dhoni has scored 446 runs in 14 matches. However, Sam Billings and Dwayne Bravo have not been able to cross 30 in the last 5 games.
Weakness: Chennai’s bowlers have scored in this IPL at an average of 8.78 runs per over. The list of top-15 bowlers involves only Shardul Thakur. However, Lungi Anggidae has done well in the last 5 matches and 9 wickets are shocking. However, in the death overs, the Chennai bowlers have scored runs above the average of 9.
Troubled Hyderabad by poor form of middle order
Strength: Hyderabad’s Siddharth Kaul, Rashid Khan and Shakib Al Hasan have jointly made 46 wickets in this season. His bowlers have scored runs in the league at an average of 7.88 per over. Siddharth, Rashid and Shakib have taken 17, 16 and 13 wickets in 14-14 matches respectively. Sandeep’s 9 in 10 matches and Bhuvneshwar took 8 wickets in 9 matches.
Weakness: Hyderabad’s batting rests only on two players. Captain Ken Williamson has scored 661 runs in 14 matches. Apart from them, Shikhar Dhawan has scored more than 400 runs. Shikhar has scored 437 runs in 13 matches. After both Manish Pandey has scored 276 runs in 14 matches at an average of 27.60.