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Chennai Super Kings Clashes Against Punjab Kings In Search of First Win: CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2022

Chennai Super Kings Clashes Against Punjab Kings In Search of First Win: CSK vs PBKS, IPL 2022

Chennai Super Kings lost their first two matches of the IPL, for the first time in the history of IPL! Call it a bit of bad luck or lack of quality bowling for CSK, it is the same as of now. The absence of Deepak Chahar is hurting the balance of CSK. Also, not using Moeen Ali against left-handers in the powerplay is not a good decision. Jadeja will learn the tactics of captaincy with time, of course. The lack of a quality pace bowling attack is a major issue for CSK right now. DJ Bravo and Dwaine Pretorius are the two main bowlers for CSK at Brabourne Stadium. The pitch here is expected to be batting-friendly.

Shikhar Dhawan has excellent records while playing against CSK. He is just 45 runs shy of reaching the 1000-run mark against giant CSK! One interesting point to notice is that Dhawan has weakness playing against the spinners of CSK, historically. Harbhajan, Raina, Ashwin, and Jadeja dismissed him a number of times. So, Moeen is the key for CSK to stop Dhawan from scoring big.

The good news for PBKS is that Johnny Bairstow is available for selection. But who he will replace? O, Smith or Livingstone? And more importantly, what will be his batting position? The top order is currently occupied by Dhawan, Agarwal, and Rajapaksa. The number 4 position may not be suited for his caliber. Rabada will be leading the bowling attack with Sandeep Sharma and Arshdeep Singh. All three are in good form.

At Brabourne Stadium:

Matches Won Lost
CSK 3 1 2
PBKS 1 0 1

CSK vs PBKS H2H:

Batting 1st Won Batting 2nd Won
CSK 8 5
PBKS 8 5

H2H Player Stats:

M I R 100s 50s 30s Avg. SR
S Dhawan 27 27 956 1 7 5 41.57 129.54
R Uthappa (overall vs PBKS) 29 29 758  0 4 6 28.07 136.58
R Uthappa (for CSK) 1 1 2 0 0 0 2.00 33.33
MS Dhoni 25 20 537 0 4 4 53.70 152.12
A Raydu (overall vs PBKS) 22 20 382 0 2 4 25.47 128.19
A Raydu (for CSK) 8 7 106 0 0 2 21.20 116.48
DJ Bravo 14 7 159 0 1 2 53.00 144.55
R Jadeja 18 9 158 0 0 0 31.60 143.64
M Agarwal 7 7 101 0 0 1 14.43 134.67
J Bairstow 5 5 91 22.75 116.67
R Gaikwad 3 3 79 0 1 0 39.50 100.00
S Khan 2 2 55 0 0 1 27.50 119.57
M Ali 2 2 46 0 0 1 23.00 124.32

 

M I W ER
DJ Bravo 14 13 15 8.17
S Sharma 12 12 10 8.88
R Jadeja 18 15 10 7.92
D Chahar 8 8 7 8.38
R Chahar 8 8 6 5.73
K Rabada 5 5 5 6.91
A Singh 2 2 3 7.00
H Brar 3 3 0 7.91

 

Venue Stats:

(Overall T20 stats)

M I R 100s 50s 30s Avg. SR
S Dhawan 6 6 197 0 3 0 32.83 135.86
A Raydu 9 9 194 0 2 0 24.25 134.72
R Uthappa 7 7 180 0 1 2 25.71 140.63
R Jadeja 4 2 37 0 0 0 18.50 160.87
M Ali 1 1 35 0 0 1 35.00 159.09

 

M I W ER
R Jadeja 4 4 2 9.22
DJ Bravo 7 7 2 9.38
T Deshpande 1 1 1 10.00

 

Probable Playing 11:

CSK: R Gaikwad, R Uthappa, M Ali, A Raydu, R Jadeja (C), MS Dhoni (WK), S Dube, DJ Bravo, D Pretorius, T Deshpande,

PBKS: S Dhawan, M Agarwal (C), B Rajapaksa (WK), J Bairstow, L Livingstone/O Smith, S Khan, K Rabada, H Brar, R Chahar, S Sharma, A Singh

Fantasy Picks:

WK – B Rajapaksa
Batters – S Dhawan, R Uthappa, A Raydu
AR – M Ali, L Livingstone, R Jadeja
Bowlers – DJ Bravo, K Rabada, R Chahar, S Sharma

Punt picks – R Chahar, J Bairstow, S Khan

Common C/VC – S Dhawan, M Agarwal, M Ali

Punt C/VC – R Uthappa, B Rajapaksa, K Rabada

Players vs Players:

Punjab Batters vs CSK

S Dhawan:
vs Jadeja – 1W
vs D Chahar – 1W
vs Bravo – 2W
vs M Ali – 1W

M Agarwal:
vs Jadeja – 1W
vs Bravo – 1W
vs D Chahar – 1W
vs M Ali – 1W

J Bairstow:
vs Jadeja: 1W
vs D Chahar – 1W
vs M Ali – 1W (T20)
vs A Milne – 1W (T20)

Chennai Batters vs Punjab Bowlers:

R Gaikwad:
vs Rabada – 0W
vs A Singh – 2W
vs R Chahar – 1W

R Uthappa:
vs Rabada – 1W
vs S Sharma – 1W

A Raydu:
vs Rabada- 1W
vs R Chahar – 1W
vs S Sharma – 3W

R Jadeja:
vs Rabada – 2W
vs S Sharma – 1W

MS Dhoni:
vs Rabada – 1W
vs S Sharma – 1W
vs R Chahar – 1W

DJ Bravo:
vs Rabada – 2W
vs O Smith – 2W

M Ali:
vs A Singh – 1W

S Dube:
vs Rabada – 2W
vs A Singh – 1W

Interesting Records:

  • For the first time in IPL history, CSK lost its first two IPL games.
  • S Dhawan needs 45 runs to complete 1000 runs against CSK.
  • Since 2018, CSK has won 5 of 8 IPL matches against PBKS.
  • Shikhar Dhawan averages 41.57 against CSK and 66.80 since 2020.
  • Kagiso Rabada has taken the most number of wickets in IPL since 2019.