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Today IPL Match Pitch Report: SRH vs CSK IPL Match 18 Pitch Report & Prediction

In IPL 2024, Sunrisers Hyderabad will play Chennai Super Kings at their home ground today. CSK will try to get 2 points after losing the last game; on the other hand, SRH will also try to get back on the winning track after their loss against the Gujarat Titans in the last match. This match is going to be played at Uppal Stadium in Hyderabad, which is known for being a not-so-high-scoring venue despite a flat batting surface. 

The pitch here is known for providing some assistance to bowlers, especially spinners. As the game progresses, the pitch slows down, making it difficult to play shots for the batsman. Henrich Klassen and Abhishek Sharma are going to test the Chennai bowlers, while Mustafizur Rahman and CSK bowling unit will be a hard nut to crack for SRH batters. 

Considering the history of this venue, CSK and Sunrisers’ record on this ground and both teams’ recent form, Hyderabad might pass CSK just because of home advantage. 

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SRH vs CSK IPL 2024 Match No.18 Venue

Match No. 18 of IPL 2024 will be played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Historically, this venue has not been counted among the high-scoring grounds in the IPL. This stadium has a seating capacity of 55,000 and obviously has flood lights. The longest boundary on this ground is 71 meters and the shortest one is 61 meters long. This stadium has two ends, named Pavilion End and North End. 

VenueRajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
LocationMap Link 
Seating Capacity55,000
Short Boundary Distance66 meters 
Longest Boundary Distance71 meters 
Ends Pavilion End, North End
Flood LightsYes

Weather Forecast 

The weather forecast for match no.18 of IPL 2024 is that Hyderabad will see a clear sky at night with a hot and humid night where temperature is going to be 36°C and the humidity level will be 33% in the air. The winds will blow at a gentle speed of 4 kilometers per hour and the atmospheric pressure will be 1007 millibars. 

SRH vs CSK: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad Pitch Type

The Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad is known for low-scoring encounters despite having flat batting surfaces. On this ground, batsmen find it difficult to hit the ball. However, speculating on the nature of tracks at this venue is a pretty difficult task. This is why teams that won toss losses often here. Because of the uncertainty of the nature of the wickets, it becomes difficult to assume what is the best decision: batting first or bowling first. 

However, in night games, dew plays an important part, and teams prefer to chase as it becomes difficult for spinners to grip the ball because of the dew. This is why teams prefer to chase here after winning the toss because it helps them counter the spinners on this track, which provides more assistance to spinners compared to pacers. In short, the pitch at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium helps spinners and batters as well but requires some patience from batters to play their shots. 

SRH Record at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad have a decent record at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, where they have played 51 matches so far, winning 31 and losing 20 of them. 

CSK Record at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad

Chennai Super Kings is said to be one of the best visiting teams in IPL history, and they have lived up to their reputation at Uppal Stadium, where they have won 50% of their matches. CSK played six matches here and had an equal share of wins and losses. 

Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad IPL Statistics: Average Score, Highest Score, Most Wickets and Most Runs 

Have a look at some IPL stats at Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Hyderabad: 

Last 5 matches on Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad

Dream 11 Prediction SRH vs CSK Match no. 18 IPL 2024 Prediction (5th april) 

For SRH vs CSK Match no. 18 of IPL 2024, this is our Dream11 team prediction.

  • Dream 11 Captain Choice– Travis Head, Ruturaj Gaikwad
  • Dream 11 Vice Captain Choice- Ravindra Jadeja, Pat Cummins
  • Dream 11 Team Prediction:

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