SRH vs CSK Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 18

SRH vs CSK Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 18

The eighteenth match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 will see the Delhi Capitals (SRH) take on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on Friday, April 5. Ahead of the match, here’s everything you need to know about the SRH vs CSK Dream11 prediction. CSK has a favourable head-to-head record against SRH winning 14 of the 19 matches. 

IPL 2024 SRH vs CSK- Date and Venue

MatchSRH vs CSK
EventIPL 2024
Match Number18th
Date and TimeApril 5th, 2024, 7:30 PM IST (Sunday)
VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

The CSK vs SRH IPL 2024 match will be played in Hyderabad on April 5 from 7.30 pm IST. This is the first time both the teams will be facing each other this season. Both teams are heading into this match after losing their previous game. CSK lost to DC while SRH went down against GT.

SRH vs CSK Match Preview- IPL 2024, Match 18

Sunrisers Hyderabad

SRH started their campaign with a loss to KKR. From needing six off five balls they went on to lose the game to bottle the match. Despite their strong start against Mumbai Indians, where they amassed 277 runs and clinched victory by 31 runs, they failed to capitalize on this momentum and stumbled in their away match against Gujarat Titans.

SRH struggles to maintain momentum, despite boasting arguably the strongest overseas players and batters in the league. Travis Head and Heinrich Klaasen must enhance their explosive contributions, while the Indian batters, particularly Mayank Agarwal, need to elevate their performances.

The seam attack looks experienced in the presence of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Pat Cummins. It is the absence of a quality spinner that is hurting the Sunrisers. Wanindu Hasaranga has already missed the first few games and he is expected to miss another week of the IPL as per the latest reports. There is too much pressure on Mayank Markande to deliver. 

SRH Squad:

Pat Cummins (c), Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Sanvir Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, T. Natarajan, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Upendra Singh Yadav, Umran Malik, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shahbaz Ahmed, Travis Head, Wanindu Hasaranga, Jaydev Unadkat, Akash Singh, Jhathavedh Subramanyan. 

Chennai Super Kings

After two back-to-back wins, CSK lost their previous match against Delhi Capitals. The batters failed to chase 192 which was a par score on the batting-friendly Vizag wicket. The CSK’s big hitters were stopped beautifully by the DC bowlers who masterfully changed their variations, lines, and lengths continuously which became more difficult for the batters to face. They also bowled accurate yorkers. 

Chennai Super Kings will not be flustered too much with the loss. They will keep the same combination barring Mustafizur Rahman who has flown back to Bangladesh to process his visa to play in the T20 World Cup. CSK has options in Moeen Ali and Maheesh Theekshana who can replace the Fizz in the XI. CSK has built the team’s culture on not changing their XI too much and will stick to it.

CSK Squad 

Ruturaj Gaikwad (c), MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avanish Rao Aravelly, Matheesha Pathirana

Key Battles

Travis Head vs Deepak Chahar 

Head has been giving SRH quick starts in the past two games that he played. That is allowing the middle-order batters to build on the momentum. Chahar will look to dismiss him inside the powerplay. 

Heinrich Klaasen vs Matheesha Pathirana 

Pathirana has already dismissed Klaasen once in the IPL which was in IPL 2023. The South African hard-hitter is aware of what to expect from the young Sri Lankan pacer and this sets up an exciting battle. 

MS Dhoni vs Pat Cummins 

Cummins has not dismissed MS Dhoni yet in the IPL but has just gone for 22 runs off 15 balls. In case he bats in the match, the SRH skipper should take it upon himself to dismiss him in the final overs.

Key Players

For CSK, skipper Rururaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra Ajinkya Rahane, and Shivman Dube hold the key with the bat. With the ball, Chahar, Jadeja, and Pathirana are key bowlers. 

For SRH, Head, Klaasesn, Markram, and Abhishek Sharma are key with the bat. With the ball, Bhuvi, Pat Cummins, and Mayank Markande are key bowlers. Hyderabad is thin on spin heading into this game. 

SRH vs CSK Weather & Pitch Report:

Weather ForecastOvercast 
Pitch BehaviourBatting-friendly  
Best Suited ToSpin 
Average 1st innings score 180

SRH vs CSK Head-to-Head Records:  

TeamsMatches Won
Chennai Super Kings14
Sunrisers Hyderabad5


The 14-5 head-to-head in favor of Chennai Super Kings keeps them ahead in this game. CSK has emerged victorious in four of their previous five matches including the last game played in the Chennai last year. The game has all the making of being a high-scoring contest.

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