Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will lock horns with the table-toppers Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in match number 34 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015, in Hyderabad on Saturday.
CSK lost their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by seven wickets and their bowling looked a little out of order without Ravichandran Ashwin. Ashwin will also be missing this match due to a finger injury. Meanwhile, SRH won their last match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), they would look to build on that win, but it will be an uphill task for the Sunrisers.
Here are some of the key players from both the sides that can make a difference on the field:
David Warner: Warner has lead his side from the bat by setting an example with the bat at the top of the order for SRH. He is their highest run-scorer so far in this tournament. He is equally good on the field and he has good leadership qualities as well. Warner is a crucial member of this Sunrisers side and he needs to get going at the top of the order alongside Shikhar Dhawan.
Trent Boult: This New Zealand speedster bowled brilliantly in the last match against KXIP. He was rested for a couple of matches and he impressed his selectors with a powerful performance where he picked up three wickets by giving away just 19 runs in his four overs. He bowls at a fierce pace and has been generating good movements off the deck in these Indian pitches.
Chennai Super Kings
Brendon McCullum: This batsman has been responsible for giving great starts to the CSK innings in almost all the matches in this edition of IPL. He is one of the most dangerous batsmen at the top of the order. He has been batting extremely well in tandem with Dwayne Smith and holds the key to CSK's success.
Faf du Plessis: This gritty South African batsman has had a decent IPL so far. Although he has not played any big innings so far in this tournament, he has played a couple of good finishing knocks. He is flexible batting at any position in the batting order and is a crucial member of the team. He is also a superb fielder and has taken some unbelievable catches in this format of the game.