Dubai: Sunrisers Hyderabad would take on the Chennai Super Kings in the 29th match of this year’s Indian Premier League edition. IPL 2020 has been taking place in United Arab Emirates this year due to the current pandemic in India. The outbreak IN UAE is not as severe as in India and UAE has a record of holding international matches for decades. On Tuesday, the Dhoni-led unit would lock horns with the Hyderabadi team who were also having troubles in this year’s campaign but not as bad as the Chennai Super Kings. Dhoni’s team have lost four out of their five last games and is now in the seventh position in points table, just one place above Kings XI Punjab who currently occupies the last position.

Chennai Super Kings has struggled to extract match-winning performances from its players even though the squad is full of experienced and expensive players. Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo are some of the most talented and established international players in the ranks of Chennai Super Kings. The stalwart of the Indian team and Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni who is usually dependent and reliable in the 11th hour has struggled to dish out winning runs this year.

It is no rosy for the Sunrisers Hyderabad either. The Hyderabadi team has been vastly inconsistent with only Rashid Khan performing on his usual plateau. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow showed signs of their massive hard-hitting talent but unable to repeat the success across all matches. The Hyderabadi team is badly missing their most experienced and reliable bowler in Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Kane Williamson has to kick it up a notch this year along with Warner and Bairstow. A win over Chennai would improve the confidence for the team and could be pivotal in the race to the play-offs.

Chennai, for the time-being seems to have been psychologically defeated, and the chances of grabbing a place in play-offs was evaporated in the loss against the Royal Challengers Bangalore right in the front of their own eyes.