In the 41st match of the intriguing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 expedition, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be up against the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai later in the day. Ahead of this important game, Sunrisers Hyderabad got dealt with a hefty blow. SRH skipper Kane Williamson will not featuring in the match as he has already flown back home to New Zealand following the death of his grandmother.
Williamson likely to miss the next game against Rajasthan Royals
Williamson, who ended the last edition of the IPL as the highest run-getter, has not played much of games this season owing to his injury struggles. He has featured in just four games this season and in those games his form hasn’t been much impressive either. According to some reports, it is also being learned that Williamson is likely to miss SRH’s next game against Rajasthan Royals (RR) scheduled on April 27 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. While in his absence, leading fast bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar will once again lead the side first against CSK later in the day and then further, if needed.
The visiting Hyderabad team is coming into this game after recording a sensational 9-wicket win against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the last match. With this victory, SRH climbed to the fourth position on the points table and are portraying to be in a great site to claim a spot in the playoffs. However, the last victory once again buried down the middle-order batting woes as Jonny Bairstow and David Warner boiled down the pressure with a staggering opening partnership. The middle-order batters’ performances will surely be under the scanner in this match. This will be Bairstow’s last game of this season as he will be leaving for England’s World Cup preparations camp.
After starting on a low, the SRH bowlers are slowly arriving in their best of forms. The inclusion of left-arm fast bowler, Khaleel Ahmed has really bolstered their bowling attack and after his inclusion, the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan have also stepped up and they will be looking to perform in the same manner in the rest of the season as well.