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Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: Twitter)
Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: Twitter)
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One Or Two Tweaks From Last Season Helped To Get Orange Cap In IPL 2021, Says Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) opener, who scored 56 off 38 balls on Wednesday against Sunrisers Hyderabad to earn the Orange Cap, said a few changes to his batting this season helped him get among runs. The former South Africa skipper leads the run-getters list with 270 runs in six matches at an average of 67.5. He has also maintained a good strike rate of over 140.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) marked their return to the top of the table after registering a comfortable victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in Match 23 of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Wednesday. Chasing 172, CSK openers continued their rich form and got off to a flying start, being in control of the proceedings right from the beginning.

Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: Twitter)
Faf du Plessis (Image Credit: Twitter)

Faf Du Plessis: One Or Two Tweaks Were Made From Last Season To This Season

A display of timing and class from the CSK openers – Ruturaj Gaikwad (75) and Faf du Plessis (56) at the top comfortably helped Chennai chase down the target after SRH scored 171/3 on board.

“I went back to try and make sure my basics were good. I looked at what was the thing I did well last year and have been doing the same this year. One or two tweaks were made from last season to this season,” said the 36-year-old batsman.

Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad | Photo: BCCI / IPL

Faf Du Plessis was a livewire on the field in Wednesday’s game, making diving stops and taking a diving catch as CSK ensured tight fielding.

“I am disappointed, haven’t been getting many catches. Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) has been stealing the show, he’s the superman at the moment, but [am] happy to grab one tonight,” said the former Proteas skipper talking about the diving catch he took to get rid of Manish Pandey.

Chennai Super Kings are currently the table-toppers and are looking to bag their next victory against Mumbai Indians on Saturday, May 1.

Manish Pandey And David Warner’s Fifties Go In Vain

Earlier, SRH elected to bat first, with both teams making two changes each – Lungi Ngidi and Moeen Ali replaced Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir while Sandeep Sharma and Manish Pandey replaced Abhishek Sharma and Virat Singh in their respective sides.

David Warner and Manish Pandey (Photo: BCCI)
David Warner and Manish Pandey (Photo: BCCI)

No. 3 batsman Manish Pandey slammed his half-century in the 14th over after opener Jonny Bairstow’s dismissal and SRH was eyeing a destructive finish with the bat. He was followed by David Warner, who not only reached his 50th IPL fifty but also smacked his 200th six in IPL.

The duo brought the 100 partnership up for the second wicket before CSK bounced back with the ball. Lungi Ngidi scalped two wickets in an over to dismiss both batsmen who were trying to clear the ropes. Faf du Plessis took a terrific catch in the outfield to end Manish Pandey’s stay at the crease.

In reply, CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad’s 75 and Faf du Plessis’s 56 ensured an opening partnership of 129 which was cut short by Rashid Khan who picked 3 wickets of Moeen Ali and both openers but it came too late.

Brief Scores:  Chennai Super Kings: 173-3 (Ruturaj Gaikwad 75, Faf du Plessis 56; Rashid Khan 3-36 ) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad: 171/3(Manish Pandey 61, David Warner 57; Lungi Ngidi 2-35) by 7 wickets.

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IPL 2020, Match 53: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Stats Preview

On Sunday (1st November) afternoon, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) will contest at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi) in the 53rd match of the IPL 2020.

It will be the 14th match for both these teams in this IPL season. Chennai Super Kings are currently in the last position (8th position) in the IPL 2020 points table with 10 points (5 wins and 8 loses). It will be their last match in this season.

On the other hand, Kings XI Punjab are presently standing in the fifth position in the same points table with 12 points (6 wins and 7 loses). While it will be their last league stage match in this season, a victory in this game can help them to advance to playoffs of this tournament.

It will be the second meeting of this season between Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab. They met for the first time this season during the 18th match of the IPL 2020 (at Dubai, DSC on 4th October 2020), where CSK beat KXIP by 10 wickets.

Also Read: IPL 2020, Match 53: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) – Head To Head Records

IPL 2020, Match 53: Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab (CSK vs KXIP) – Stats Preview

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results (in last 5 matches)

CSK (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost, Lost, Won and Won

KXIP (oldest to latest) – Won (Super Over), Won, Won, Won and Lost

Men-in-form

Stats CSK KXIP
Top run-scorers Faf du Plessis (401 runs) KL Rahul (641 runs)
Ambati Rayudu (329 runs) Mayank Agarwal (398 runs)
Shane Watson (299 runs) Nicholas Pooran (351 runs)
Top wicket-takers Sam Curran (13 wickets) Mohammed Shami (20 wickets)
Deepak Chahar (12 wickets) Ravi Bishnoi (12 wickets)
Shardul Thakur (9 wickets) Murugan Ashwin (10 wickets)

 

Records of CSK and KXIP in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
CSK 18 9 9 0 (0/0) 0
KXIP 18 10 6 2 (1/1) 0

 

Records of CSK and KXIP at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium (Abu Dhabi)

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
CSK 5 2 3 0 (0/0) 0
KXIP 5 2 3 0 (0/0) 0

 

Crucial personal stats

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: IPL)

i) MS Dhoni (147 dismissals) is three dismissals away to complete his 150 T20 dismissals as a wicket-keeper for Chennai Super Kings.

Shane Watson

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Shane Watson (Image Credit: IPL)

i) Australian cricketer Shane Watson has hit 68 sixes for Chennai Super Kings. With one more six, he will surpass Murali Vijay (68 sixes) and become the third most IPL six-hitter for this team. The top two most IPL six-hitters for CSK are MS Dhoni (186 sixes) and Suresh Raina (171 sixes).

Ruturaj Gaikwad

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Ruturaj Gaikwad (Image Credit: IPL)

i) The 23-year-old Ruturaj Gaikwad (985 runs) is 15 runs away to complete his 1000 T20 runs.

Kings XI Punjab (KXIP)

Chris Gayle

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Chris Gayle (Image Credit: IPL)

i) The Caribbean left-handed batsman Chris Gayle (349 sixes) is only one six away to become the first cricketer to hit 350 IPL sixes.

ii) Chris Gayle (84 sixes) is four sixes away to surpass David Miller (87 sixes) and become the most IPL six-hitter for Kings XI Punjab.

KL Rahul

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KL Rahul (Image Credit: IPL)

i) KL Rahul has scored 641 runs in the ongoing IPL season. Adding 19 more runs, Rahul will break his own record of 659 runs in IPL 2018 and create a new record of most runs as a KXIP batsman in an IPL season.

ii) KL Rahul has scored 1893 runs for Kings XI Punjab. He is 82 runs away to surpass David Miller (1974 runs) and become the second most T20 run-scorer for this team. Only Shaun Marsh is ahead of them with 2477 T20 runs for this team.

Sam Curran
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IPL 2020: Surprised But Enjoyed Playing Opener’s Role – Sam Curran

Sam Curran, CSK’s all-rounder, was surprised at CSK’s team management’s decision to promote him as an opener but admitted that he enjoyed the role of an opener as he scored 31 off only 21 balls as CSK defeated SunRisers Hyderabad by 20 runs.

They were defeated by SRH by seven runs in the first half and so, it was a sweet revenge of sorts for Chennai Super Kings after David Warner led SunRisers Hyderabad failed to chase 168. They finished on 147/8 after CSK scored 167/6 in the stipulated 20 overs.

Sam Curran and MS Dhoni.
Sam Curran and MS Dhoni. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Sam Curran: Surprised To Open But Enjoyed It

Shane Watson top-scored for CSK with 42 and Ambati Rayudu too contributed with 41 as SRH bowlers baring Sandeep Sharma who had figures of 2/19 in four overs were too expensive. Particularly Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan picked two wickets each but had an economy rate of 10 per over. In reply, SRH batsmen failed apart from Kane Williamson who scored 57 as Karn Sharma, and Dwayne Bravo picked up two wickets each.

“Yeah, very good win. Obviously, we needed a couple of wins to get the tournament going. I was surprised to get at the top of the order but really enjoyed it, I got the team off to a good start and most importantly, a good win,” Curran told Dwayne Bravo in a video posted on iplt20.com.

David Warner, Kane Williamson
David Warner and Kane Williamson (Image Credit: Twitter)

“It was good to bat at the top of the order, we have struggled initially to get some momentum but it came right against SunRisers Hyderabad. I am just trying to contribute with both bat and ball,” he added.

Sam Curran was good with the ball too picking up skipper David Warner’s wicket who was caught and bowled by Sam Curran as he returned with figures of 1/18 in three overs.

Ravindra Jadeja Receive MOM

Ravindra Jadeja who scored an unbeaten 25 off 10 balls picked up Jonny Bairstow’s wicket and took two catches of Priyam Garg and Vijay Shankar to receive Man of the Match award. He had figures of 1/21 in three overs. Shardul Thakur was economical too as he returned with figures of 1/10 in overs.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Karn Sharma had figures of 2/37 in four overs, and Dwayne Bravo had figures of 2/25 in 3 overs, and Piyush Chawla and Deepak Chahar went wicketless.

CSK have now won three and lost as many as five in eight matches bagging six points while SRH have the same win-loss ratio but are one step ahead in terms of better Net Run Rate. CSK are at 6th spot while SRH are at 5th spot.

Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Facebook)
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IPL 2020: ‘I Saw MS Dhoni Physically Absolutely Totally Drained For The First Time’ – Aakash Chopra

Former Indian cricketer and IPL commentator Aakash Chopra said after CSK vs SRH clash, that he had never seen MS Dhoni in so much fatigue. Dhoni played an unbeaten knock of 47 runs off 36 balls and looked all exhausted coming to the end of the match.

SRH had the won the toss and decided to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium against CSK. SRH had put up a score of 164 on the board, by an unbeaten knock of 51 runs off only 26 balls by Priyam Garg.

The Chennai team fell short of seven runs at the end, managing to score only 157 runs off the 20 overs. SRH’s young bowling lineup overpowered the Chennai Veterans.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Image Credit: IPL)

I am a little emotional because I saw MS Dhoni so tired for the first time: Aakash Chopra

Aakash Chopra said he was a little emotional seeing how physically drained MS Dhoni was after the match against SRH. He said he felt it was a massive target for CSK to approach, but deep down he still had hope with Dhoni standing on the pitch.

“I am a little emotional because I saw MS Dhoni so tired for the first time, tired meaning physically absolutely totally drained. He was bending down, not able to breathe properly, his throat was dry, that can happen in the heat of Dubai.” Aakash Chopra said on his Youtube Channel.

Aakash Chopra, Fab Four, Steven Smith, Joe Root
Aakash Chopra. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

“CSK required a lot of runs and I felt that it was not possible, but somewhere in the corner of the heart there was a voice which said that MS Dhoni is there and he will do it. Just the romanticism probably, MS Dhoni’s story teaches us to never give up. But unfortunately CSK lost.”

Aakash Chopra’s analysis of CSK vs SRH

Chopra was happy with the changes CSK made and their decision to go into the game with 6 bowlers. He said the SRH youngsters Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma performed great even with the pressure on their shoulders.

“To start with, CSK made good changes in their playing XI and decided to go in with 6 bowlers. They got in Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo for Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Josh Hazlewood.” said Aakash Chopra.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

“When Kane Williamson got run out, all the responsibility fell on the shoulders of the kids. I felt that things could go awry but Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma played well to take SRH to a decent total.

“There was pressure on Priyam Garg because Williamson got run out with him. And then he was going at lesser than a run a ball while Abhishek Sharma was striking it well at the other end. I thought he might just throw his wicket away but he did not do that. He kept fighting and some of his shots were absolutely classic.” he added.

Chennai Super Kings will play their next game against Kings XI Punjab on October 4th at the Dubai International stadium.

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IPL 2020: We Need To Get A Lot Of Things Right – MS Dhoni On CSK’s 3rd Consecutive Loss

CSK skipper MS Dhoni has opened up about the team’s woes after their third consecutive loss in the IPL 2020. The team have been struggling with their form and sit at the bottom of the IPL points table now. Last night, SRH had the won the toss and decided to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium against CSK. SRH had put up a score of 164 on the board, by an unbeaten knock of 51 runs off only 26 balls by Priyam Garg.

The Chennai upper order was quickly sent to pavilion by the SRH bowling. MS Dhoni who came to bat at 3rd down managed to score 47 runs off 36 balls with Ravindra Jadeja who scored 50 off 35 balls but they fell short of seven runs at the end.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

MS Dhoni explains the reason behind his coughing in the last two overs

MS Dhoni told that the dry conditions on the pitch left his throat dry which was why he was seen coughing. He also told about his struggles in not being able to get the right contact in hitting the ball.

“I tried to get as much as time as possible. It is quite dry out here. So, the throat gets dry and you start to cough. When you have legal signs, you can take some time off.” 

“I was not able to middle a lot of deliveries. Was trying to hit it too hard. When the wicket is slightly at the slower side, it is better to time it. Looking at outfield it was subconsciously coming to us to hit the ball hard,” Dhoni said in the post match conference.

MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja
MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

We will try to come back strong: MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni stated that they haven’t been so vulnerable in a long time and they need to more professional with their game. He said they have been too relaxed at times, and everyone needs to give their best and not make any mistakes that could cost the team in the slightest. Dhoni said there were many positives to the game and they will try to come back stronger.

“Long time back once we lost three in a row. We need to get a lot of things right. It is the professionalism. We need to take our catches not bowl no-balls. Those are the controllables and may be we are getting too relaxed,” Dhoni said.

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“We have been a bit too relaxed at times. After the 16th over, we had two good overs but overall we could have been slightly better. Nobody wants to drop catches but at the same at this level, we need to draw a line and say these catches that need to be taken especially when the team hasn’t been doing that outstandingly well.

‘Catches that these can hamper your knock out stage games. It is very important to be at your best. There are plenty of positives in this game but we will try to come back strong.” he added.

Chennai Super Kings will play their next game against Kings XI Punjab on October 4th at the Dubai International stadium.

Rashid Khan (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)
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IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Statistical Highlights

On Friday (2nd October) night, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) beat Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by seven runs in the 14th match of the IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai).

SRH captain David Warner decided to bat first after winning the toss. SRH scored 164/5 (20 overs) in the first innings while CSK replied with 157/5 (20 overs).

Brief Scores: SRH – 164/5 in 20 overs (Priyam Garg 51*, Abhishek Sharma 31; Deepak Chahar 2/31)

CSK – 157/5 in 20 overs (Ravindra Jadeja 50, MS Dhoni 47*; T Natarajan 2/43)

The Result – SRH won by 7 runs

IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (CSK vs SRH) – Statistical Highlights

(Teams’ stats)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

i) Chennai Super Kings lost this match by seven runs. It was the third consecutive defeat for the Yellow army.

  • After the IPL 2014, it is the first time when Chennai Super Kings suffered three consecutive defeats. 

 

(Players’ stats)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

MS Dhoni

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Image Credit: BCCI/IPL

i) It was the 194th IPL match for MS Dhoni.

  • MS Dhoni became the most capped player in IPL history. During this match, Dhoni surpassed Suresh Raina, who has played 193 IPL matches.  

ii) It was the 164th IPL match for MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings.

  • MS Dhoni became the joint most capped player for CSK in IPL history. Dhoni equalled the record of Suresh Raina who has also played 164 IPL matches for CSK. 

iii) It was the 188th T20 match for MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings.

  • MS Dhoni became the joint most capped player for CSK in T20 history. Dhoni equalled the record of Suresh Raina who has also played 188 T20 matches for CSK. 

iv) MS Dhoni has taken a total of 103 catches in IPL career (both as a wicket-keeper and non-wicket-keeper).

  • Surpassing Suresh Raina (102 catches), Dhoni became the second most catch-taker in IPL history. Only Dinesh Karthik is ahead of him with 111 IPL catches

v) MS Dhoni has scored 4523 runs in IPL career.

  • Dhoni became the seventh cricketer to score 4500+ runs in IPL career. 

Ravindra Jadeja

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Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

i) During this match, Ravindra Jadeja completed his 2000 IPL runs. He has also taken 110 IPL wickets.

  • Ravindra Jadeja becomes the first cricketer in IPL history to score 2000 runs as well as take 100+ wickets. 

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Rashid Khan

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i) It was 50th match for Afghanistan cricketer Rashid Khan for SRH.

  • After Australian cricketer David Warner (75 matches for SRH), Rashid Khan became the second overseas cricketer to play 50 matches for SRH. 
  • Rashid Khan became the sixth cricketer to play 50 T20 matches for SRH. 

ii) Rashid Khan had the bowling figures of 4-0-12-0 with an economy rate of 3.00.

  • It was the third-best economy rate in an innings for an SRH bowler against CSK. The top two records in this list are economy rate 2.00 by Karn Sharma (4-1-8-0) at Chennai on 25th April 2013 and economy rate 2.75 by Rashid Khan (4-0-11-2) at Mumbai on 22nd May 2018. 

Priyam Garg

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Image Credit: BCCI/IPL

i) The 19-year-old Priyam Garg completed his half-century in just 23 balls.

  • It was the joint-fastest fifty for an Indian batsman for SRH. Earlier, Yuvraj Singh once scored a 23-ball fifty for SRH against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Hyderabad on 5th April 2017.  
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IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Scorecard

In the 14th match of the IPL 2020, SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) managed to claim a seven-run victory against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai).

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner decided to bat first after winning the toss. During this match, MS Dhoni broke the record of Suresh Raina (193 IPL matches) and became the most-capped player in IPL history as it was his 194th IPL match.

In the first innings, SRH scored 164/5 (20 overs). In reply, Chennai Super Kings just failed to reach the target as they scored 157/5 (20 overs).

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

CSK batsmen struggled from the beginning of the second innings. In the third over, opener Shane Watson (1) was bowled by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. In the sixth over, T Natarajan bowled Ambati Rayudu, who scored only 8 runs in his comeback match.

Another opener Faf du Plessis was run out on the final ball of the powerplay after playing a strong knock of 22 runs off 19 balls. Kedar Jadhav also failed to reach the double-digit score as Abdul Samad dismissed him for just three runs after captain Warner took a good catch at the extra cover.

Leg-spinner Rashid Khan bowled incredibly well in this game as he was mostly in full controlled. He finished the match with the bowling figures of 4-0-12-0.

Struggling on 42/4, captain MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja fought very hard. Just after brilliantly completing 50 runs off 34 balls, Jadeja was dismissed by T Natarajan on the next ball. Before that wicket, Dhoni and Jadeja put the 72 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. In the last two overs, CSK had to score 44 runs.

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MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Despite huge struggling, skipper Dhoni showed his incredible passion for the game. But he failed to finish the game successfully, who remained not out on 47 runs off 36 balls (4 fours and only six). Sam Curran, who hit a sixer on his first ball and also on the last ball of the match, was not out on 15 runs off just 5 balls.

IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (CSK vs SRH) – Scorecard (2nd innings)

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CSK, SRH, CSK vs SRH, Scorecard, IPL 2020

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

The right-arm pacer Deepak Chahar provided a great start for CSK by dismissing opener Jonny Bairstow for a duck on the fourth ball of the match. Skipper and another opener David Warner and Manish Pandey built up the 46 runs partnership for the second wicket.

While Shardul Thakur dismissed Pandey for 29 runs in the eighth over, Piyush Chawla took the wicket of Warner (28 runs) in the 11th over. On the next ball of Warner’s dismissal, Kane Williamson was run out for just 9 runs. At that stage, the SunRisers Hyderabad were struggling on 69/4.

Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma played huge roles in the middle-order that helped SRH to manage the challenging first innings total. They set up the 77 runs partnership for the fifth wicket. On the final ball of the 18th over, Deepak Chahar took the wicket of Abhishek, who scored 31 runs off 24 balls.

Garg completed his fifty in just 23 balls. At the end of that innings, he remained not out on 51 runs off only 26 balls (6 fours and only six).

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Priyam Garg (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (CSK vs SRH) – Scorecard (1st innings)

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CSK, SRH, CSK vs SRH, Scorecard, IPL 2020

MS Dhoni and David Warner (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)
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IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Toss Report

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) are facing each other in the 14th match of the IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai). Both teams are playing their fourth match in this IPL season.

After playing three matches, both teams have earned two points each due to one victory and two defeats. While David Warner-led SunRisers Hyderabad are standing in the seventh position in the points table, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are currently in the last position in the IPL 2020 points table. So, both teams are desperate to win this match that can add two more points in their account.

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SRH (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

While CSK beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the tournament opener, they lost against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC). On the other hand, after losing their first two matches against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), SRH recorded their first victory in this season after winning their last match against Delhi Capitals.

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Last time, CSK and SRH met at Chennai on 23rd April 2019 (41st match of the IPL 2019), where CSK beat SRH by 6 wickets.

IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (CSK vs SRH) – Toss Report

SunRisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and decided to bat first. SRH have maintained their same playing XI that featured in their previous match. 

David Warner, CSK, SRH, CSK vs SRH, Toss, IPL 2020
David Warner (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)

Warner said after winning the toss, “We are gonna have a bat. Looks a nice wicket and we want to put runs on the board. We are a good side at defending and if all goes to plan, hopefully, we can defend it. No changes for us.”

CSK captain MS Dhoni, who also becomes the most-capped player in IPL history in this match, confirmed that they made three changes in their playing XI. Ambati Rayudu, Shardul Thakur and Dwayne Bravo replaced Murali Vijay, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Josh Hazlewood.

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MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

Dhoni said, “Hopefully, the wicket won’t slow down much. We got time at a very important juncture and it will also help us reflect what we need to change in batting and bowling. Momentum when it comes to batting is one of the key aspects. The length has been crucial and experience really plays in. Vijay, Ruturaj and Hazlewood make way for Rayudu, Shardul and Bravo.”

IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings vs SunRisers Hyderabad (CSK vs SRH) – Playing XIs

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH): David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, K Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan

Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (C/wk), Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Piyush Chawla, Deepak Chahar

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IPL 2020, Match 14: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) vs SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) – Stats Preview

On Friday (2nd October) evening, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will play against SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the 14th match of the IPL 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai). It will be the fourth match for both these teams.

At present, SRH and CSK are standing in the last two positions in the IPL 2020 points table with two points each as they have won once and lost twice each in this season.

Chennai Super Kings started their IPL 2020 campaign with a five-wicket victory against the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the opening match of this tournament. But, in their next two matches, Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Delhi Capitals (DC) beat them by 16 runs and 44 runs respectively.

On the other hand, SunRisers Hyderabad suffered defeats in their first two matches of this season as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat them by 10 runs and 7 wickets respectively. However, in their third game, SRH claimed their first win this season after beating Delhi Capitals (DC) by 15 runs.

Let’s look at some crucial stats preview before the upcoming 14th match of the IPL 2020 between CSK and SRH

Teams’ forms in IPL 2020

Recent results

CSK (oldest to latest) – Won, Lost and Lost

SRH (oldest to latest) – Lost, Lost and Won

Men-in-form

Stats CSK SRH
Top run-scorers Faf du Plessis (173 runs) Jonny Bairstow (119 runs)
Ambati Rayudu (71 runs) Manish Pandey (88 runs)
Shane Watson (51 runs) David Warner (87 runs)
Top wicket-takers Sam Curran (5 wickets) Rashid Khan (4 wickets)
Lungi Ngidi (4 wickets) Thangarasu Natarajan (3 wickets)
Piyush Chawla (4 wickets) Khaleel Ahmed (2 wickets)

Head-to-head records between CSK vs SRH

Stats Matches CSK Won SRH Won Tied No Result
Overall 13 10 3 0 0
In IPL 12 9 3 0 0
In UAE 1 1 0 0 0
In last 5 matches 5 4 1 0 0
In IPL 2019 2 1 1 0 0

 

Records of CSK and SRH in UAE

Team Matches Won Lost Tied (W/L) No Result
CSK 8 5 3 0 (0/0) 0
SRH 8 3 5 0 (0/0) 0

 

Important stats between CSK vs SRH

(Teams’ Stats)

Stats CSK (vs SRH) SRH (vs CSK)
Highest total 223/3 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 8th May 2013 192/7 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 2nd May 2015
Lowest completed total 132/5 (20 overs) at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 17th April 2019 139/7 (20 overs) at Mumbai on 22nd May 2018
Largest victory (by runs) 77 runs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 8th May 2013 22 runs at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 2nd May 2015
Largest victory (by wickets) 8 wickets for twice 6 wickets for twice

 

(Top players’ stats)

Stats CSK (vs SRH) SRH (vs CSK)
Highest individual score 117* by Shane Watson at Mumbai on 27th May 2018 90 by David Warner at Ranchi on 22nd May 2014
Best bowling figures 3/15 by Deepak Chahar at Hyderabad (Deccan) on 22nd April 2018 3/26 by Amit Mishra at Chennai on 25th April 2013
Most runs scored 415 runs by Suresh Raina 353 runs by Shikhar Dhawan
Most wickets 15 wickets by Dwayne Bravo 7 wickets by Bhuvneshwar Kumar

 

Other important stats

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

  • It will be 194th IPL match for MS Dhoni. During this match, Dhoni will be the most-capped player in IPL history after surpassing Suresh Raina’s record of 193 IPL matches.
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MS Dhoni (Image Credits: IPL)
  • MS Dhoni will play his 164th IPL match for Chennai Super Kings. During this appearance, Dhoni will equal Suresh Raina’s record (164 matches) and become the joint most-capped player for CSK in IPL history.
  • It will be 188th T20 match for MS Dhoni for Chennai Super Kings. During this match, he will equal the record of Suresh Raina’s 188 T20 matches for this team and become the joint most-capped T20 player for CSK.
  • MS Dhoni (4476 runs) needs to score 24 more runs to complete his 4500 runs in IPL career.
  • With two more sixes, MS Dhoni (298 sixes) will become the third Indian to hit 300 T20 sixes.
  • MS Dhoni (208 sixes) is three sixes away to surpass Suresh Raina (210 sixes) and become the most six-hitter for Chennai Super Kings.
  • MS Dhoni (102 catches) is one catch away to become the second most catch-taker in IPL history by surpassing non-wicket-keeper Suresh Raina (102 catches). Only wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik is ahead of them with 111 IPL catches.
  • Wicket-keeper MS Dhoni (98 catches) is two catches away to complete his 100 IPL catches as a wicket-keeper. After Dinesh Karthik (103 catches), Dhoni will be the second wicket-keeper to take 100 IPL catches.
  • Murali Vijay (2205 runs) needs to score 9 more runs to surpass Michael Hussey (2213 runs) and become the third most T20 run-scorer for Chennai Super Kings.
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Murali Vijay (Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL)

 

SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH)

  • Rashid Khan (49 matches) will play his 50th match for SunRisers Hyderabad. He will be the sixth overall cricketer but second overseas cricketer to play 50 T20 matches for SRH (David Warner will play his 75th T20 match for SRH).
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Rashid Khan (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)
  • With six more over-boundaries, Kane Williamson (44 sixes) will become the third SRH batsman to hit 50 T20 sixes. Till the date, only David Warner (124 sixes) and Shikhar Dhawan (54 sixes) have reached this Milestone.
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Kane Williamson (Image Credit: BCCI/IPL)