Pepsi IPL 2013 Match 54: SRH vs CSK Live Scorecard
Kumar Sangakkara, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, chose to field on winning the toss in their Pepsi Indian Premier League game against Chennai Super Kings at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad on Wednesday (May 8).
Hyderabad are yet to lose a game at home and, with 14 points from 11 games, have a fair chance of making it to the playoffs if they win against Chennai.
“There are a few sides fighting for those spots, but it makes the tournament more interesting,” said Sangakkara at the toss.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Chennai captain, wanted to bat had he won the toss and was happy with the outcome. “The wicket may slow down as game progresses, but it has been under the covers for a while and it seems a bit sticky. It could have something for both fast bowlers and spinners,” assessed Dhoni.
While Hyderabad went in with an unchanged side from their last game against Delhi Daredevils, Chennai replaced Ben Laughlin, the Australian medium pacer, with Jason Holder, the West Indian pacer.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: Parthiv Patel(w), Shikhar Dhawan, Hanuma Vihari, Kumar Sangakkara(capt),Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Ashish Reddy, Karan Sharma, Dale Steyn, Amit Mishra, Ishant Sharma
Chennai Super Kings: Michael Hussey, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, S Badrinath, MS Dhoni(capt, wkt), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Chris Morris, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Mohit Mahipal Sharma