The IPL 2018 is now entering the final stage which is also known as the playoff stage. The Qualifier 1 will be played on Tuesday night (May 22) between Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).
SRH and CSK both earned the 18 points but SRH had the higher net-run-rate which made them topper in the points table at the end of double round-robin system. Meanwhile, CSK finished at the second position in the points table.
Here we are discussing five things to look out for this game.
CSK death-over bowling
CSK is struggling with their death-over bowling. While their opening bowlers are beginning well and middle-over bowlers are providing good supports, the death-over bowling is creating pressures for themselves, specially in the recent games.
The main problem is the poor form of pacer Dwayne Bravo, the experienced death-over specialist bowler. While the right-arm medium pacer is not in form, CSK skipper MS Dhoni not tried too much to go with the other bowlers.
Now, CSK can’t afford any mistake and specially in the death-over bowling as the tournament reaches to the final stage. To win the tournament successfully, CSK needs to overcome from this.