CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
In his last match, Jadeja smashed 62 runs off just 28 deliveries as he took down Harshal Patel, scoring 36 runs off the final over. He then took three for 13 from his four-over spell to seal the win for CSK. Jadeja can once again prove to be the game-changer for CSK.
Jadeja came into the IPL 2021 after recovering from a shoulder injury that kept him away from the game for over two months. The left-hander has been one of the star performers in the tournament so far, shining with both bat and ball.
Faf du Plessis
CSK will be hoping that he can once again provide them with a solid start as they take on SRH. With 214 runs from five games, Du Plessis has been the standout performer with the bat for CSK in IPL 2021. The South Africa batsman has scored two half-centuries in five outings with a strike rate of 138.96.
Jonny Bairstow’s move to the top of the order has worked well for SRH as he has turned out to be their highest run-scorer so far in the tournament with 211 runs from five games. Initially, SRH had backed the opening combination of David Warner and Wriddhiman Saha as they found some success last season.
The decision to open with Bairstow and Warner did seem a risky one at first, since it significantly weakened the middle-order. But it has eventually turned out to be the right decision as the Englishman has looked by far the most destructive opener this IPL season.
Although SRH couldn’t win the Super Over, Williamson has once again proved his mettle. The calm presence of the Kiwi batsman at No. 3 allows the likes of Bairstow and Warner to go all out at the top of the order.
The pitch in Delhi might get a similar turn to what it was like in Chennai as the game progresses. So Williamson anchoring the innings might once again become crucial for SRH. If he scores big against CSK, SRH might well be on their way to earning their second win of the season.