Sunrisers Hyderabad won the draw and was chosen to beat the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) first in Game 23 of the 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) edition. SRH skipper David Warner said he chose to beat first because they had yet to beat first in this year’s competition in the five games they have played.
CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was happy to play first as the wicket looked a bit sticky and he said the night before the match there was a lot of dew and that could come into play in the second half of the game.
Both sides made two changes. Sunrisers Hyderabad brought Sandeep Sharma and Manish Pandey back in place of Abhishek Sharma and Virat Singh, while the Chennai Super Kings brought in Moeen Ali and Lungi Ngidi in place of Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir.
Chennai Super Kings: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (w / c), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi
Sunrisers Hyderabad: David Warner (c), Jonny Bairstow (w), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Jagadeesha Suchith, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul