Everything is at stake for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 44th match of IPL 2021. Against Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, Kane Williamson’s team will have to register a win at all costs to keep their chances of reaching the playoffs alive. If Hyderabad faces defeat in this match, then the team’s journey in IPL 2021 will end. On the other hand, Mahi’s CSK will become the first team to win this match and secure their place in the playoffs. That is, this match is going to be very important for both the teams.
Hyderabad registered their second win of the season by defeating Rajasthan Royals in their previous match. The team has played 10 matches so far in IPL 2021, out of which the team has lost 8, while only 2 have been won by the team. However, if Williamson-led SRH team wins all other matches, then the team’s chances of reaching the playoffs remain intact. But, for this, the team will have to first overcome the team of table topper Chennai. CSK are currently in tremendous form and Mahi’s team have won all the three matches they have played in the UAE leg so far.
Kane Williamson included Jason Roy in the team in place of David Warner in the last match and this change also worked for the team. Roy had shown Jauhar with the bat in his very first match for Hyderabad and had batted very well. Apart from Roy, captain Williamson himself also appeared in the rhythm for the first time this season and he played an unbeaten half-century. However, if Hyderabad has to win against Chennai, then the bowlers of the team will also have to show their strength. Especially Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan will have a big responsibility.