4/5 IPL Match 18: SRH vs CSK Match Prediction, Eyes On MS Dhoni


IPL Match 18 SRH vs CSK Match Prediction: Hyderabad prepares to give a warm welcome to MS Dhoni and co on Friday (April 5) as the SRH vs CSK will take place on the day at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

IPL Match 18: SRH vs CSK Match Prediction, Eyes On MS Dhoni

SRH VS CSK: Can Hyderabad Crowd Witness Dhoni With The Bat?

This is an away game for Chennai Super Kings, but since MSD announced that this is his last IPL, it has been so emotional for all the fans of different franchises. Seeing him bat would be a dream afterward.

He has done so much for this nation, not just the three ICC trophies, but the kind of legacy he will leave is sensational.

Before the start of the IPL, Mahindra Singh Dhoni made a surprising decision for fans after relinquishing the captaincy of Chennai and passing it to Ruturaj Gaikwad, keeping the future in mind.

Since then, this IPL has been discussed as the farewell tournament for MSD, and wherever he goes, the fans expect him to bat at some point in the competition. The people of Hyderabad, who would come in more significant numbers and would be hoping to watch him bat.

So far, MSD has not batted in the competition and has been kept in the lower order. CSK's top order has done so well that it never gave him the opportunity to bat on.

We all assume that this is the beginning of the tournament, so fans will eventually be able to watch their idol bat at some point, and it would be perfect if it happens on the coming Friday.

He bats at a lower number for Chennai, so if he has to bat for more overs, the CSK top order could collapse.

IPL Match 18: SRH vs CSK Match Prediction, Eyes On MS Dhoni

CSK vs SRH: Probable Game-Changers Of The Match

Following are a few names who we believe have what it takes to walk away with the Player of the Trophy award:

Ravindra Jadeja

Quality all-arounder is the need of the hour for any franchise cricket; they are someone who can contribute with the bat and bowl and have an immediate impact.

Ravindra Jadeja is the same regarding what he brings to the table. The IPL 2024 has yet to go his way so far with everyone's expectations of him, and this is the primary reason he will make his presence felt the coming Friday.

The 35-year-old left-arm spinner has gone wicketless in the competition so far, which needs to be concerning by his standards. He is unlikely to remain quiet for extended periods with the bat and bowl in hand.

The Hyderabad crowd could be up for something special from the lad, and his contribution would eventually make CSK stronger in the competition. They are already at the top half of the points table without any significant contribution from his side.

Heinrich Klaasen

T20 cricket has gone to another level with the addition of absolute brutality from some of these guys, and there is no mercy for the bowlers.

Heinrich Klaasen is the new addition to that list of brutality from South Africa, and he makes the bowler cry with the kind of shots he plays.

IPL Match 18: SRH vs CSK Match Prediction, Eyes On MS Dhoni

Hitting sixes is a thing, but hitting them with such stamping authority that a bowler doesn't even want to look at it again is annihilation.

The 32-year-old lad showed some glimpse of what he can do against Mumbai Indians, scoring 80 of 34 balls with seven towering sixes.

After Ab De Villiers, if any batter outside India has started making his name in insane power-hitting, it has to be Heinrich Klassen.

The wicketkeeper-batsman bats in the middle overs for Hyderabad and takes on the spinners. Middle overs are crucial in T20 games as most matches are won or lost in those overs.

The middle-order batter can have a severe blast against Chennai's inexperienced bowling attack on Friday, which can be a reason to give a perfect treat to the home crowd.

Pat Cummins

Hyderabad boldly decided to make bowler Pat Cummins their captain, bought at a staggering price of over 20 cr. They had the option of going with Aiden Markaram, who won them the championship in the SA T20 League.

IPL Match 18: SRH vs CSK Match Prediction, Eyes On MS Dhoni

Pat Cummins has ample experience in captaining Australia and is a very potent bowler who always makes the batsman guessing. His leadership skills will be equally important in the game.

He might emerge as a potential match-winner in the match against CSK, when the stakes will be very high. The 32-year-old right-arm quick has already made decent contributions in SRH's wins.

The mental strength of these Aussies is fantastic, and this is why they love the biggest stages, where they are challenged a lot. Pat Cummins is no different, and on Friday Night, the captain of SunRisers Hyderabad could make the ball talk.

CSK vs SRH Match Prediction

The CSK vs SRH contest would be a battle against Hyderabad's monstrous batting line-up and the slightly undercooked bowling attack of CSK. But by no means are we saying that CSK is behind in this contest.

With the same bowling attack, they have won games against different teams, and they have been led well by Ruturaj Gaikwad, who is in the transition phase.

CSK has Rachin Ravindra's services at the top, which has been exciting to watch. The management has permitted him to play his shots, which gives Gaikwad some time as well.

SRH might find themselves in a better position if they are to chase a target as they bank a lot on their mighty batting, which has satisfied them thus far.

CSK, on the other hand, would love to see Jadeja get back into the rhythm and work his magic with the ball.

SRH might start this game with an edge ahead of Chennai, but Chennai's vast experience as five-time IPL champions can never be taken for granted.