CSK vs SRH Star Wars: Bhuvneshwar vs Rayudu

Though Bhuvneshwar Kumar battled a few injuries and didn't look at his dangerous best this season, he will still hold an edge against the CSK batsmen, especially Ambati Rayudu.

Published : May 21, 2018 20:14 IST

Coming back after two years, Chennai Super Kings turned the clock backwards and sped into the play-offs comfortably this season, and Ambati Rayudu deserves a bit of credit for the explosive starts. The right-handed batsman — who appeared in five games last year — came out of nowhere to smash 586 runs in 14 games at an average of 45.07. He even scored his maiden century, coincidentally against Sunrisers Hyderabad — CSK’s strong opponent in the Qualifier 1.

On Tuesday at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, CSK and SRH will fight for a place in the final.

For the Hyderabad unit, Bhuvneshwar Kumar will remain a crucial bowler even though he battled injuries in the recent past. Having claimed only two wickets in the last two games, the India pacer will be hungry for a match-winning performance. If somebody could stop Rayudu, it’s him.

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