At this juncture, the Chennai Super Kings can only go to 16 points, and even that may not be enough to ensure a playoff berth. The competition has been fierce, and there are no guarantees in a ten-team tournament. CSK, on the other hand, will have to keep winning from here on out to be in contention. They created headlines on the eve of the match, with Ravindra Jadeja handing over the captaincy to MS Dhoni. With one more loss, the reigning champs will be eliminated.

Everyone can see how the tables have turned in less than six months. With the bat, two guys continued to rise up game after game in 2021. One is currently the captain of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, while the other is having trouble staying consistent. Despite the contributions of Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube, CSK want more, especially with Ravindra Jadeja unable to give the closing touch.

Concerns are noticeable in the bowling section. Deepak Chahar’s absence has left a tremendous void, and except from Dwayne Bravo and, to a lesser extent, Maheesh Theekshana, the rest of the team is falling short. Moeen Ali has returned to training, which will be a significant boost for the franchise after Mitchell Santner seemed out of place at No. 3. Sunrisers Hyderabad, on the other hand, seem unconcerned about this. They have come back strong after losing their first two matches, winning the following five. They would have made it six out of six if they hadn’t fallen to GT by the tiniest of margins.