Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will meet the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 12th game of the IPL 2021 this Monday April 19 at Wankhede Stadium (Mumbai).
Despite 188 points scored in their first game of this IPL 2021, CSK failed to defend this total against the Delhi Capitals as their opponents beat them by seven wickets. But in their second game of this IPL 14, CSK beat the Punjab Kings (PBKS) by six wickets after limiting their opposition to 106 points.
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Ruturaj Gaikwad did not start this IPL 2021 well as he scored 5 points in both matches. Although he impressed at the end of the 2020 IPL, he was not in the form of a strong stick in recent national cricket despite scoring a century in an A-List match.
Faf du Plessis
South African cricketer Faf du Plessis started this IPL 2021 with a duck. But in their second game against PBKS, when CSK had a very low goal, Faf patiently scored 36 to fail to guide his team to sure victory. Faf is a very important member of CSK.
England cricketer Moeen Ali is currently the top points scorer for CSK at the start of this IPL 2021 as he scored 82 points with 36 and 46 points respectively in this tournament. At the start of this tournament, Moeen showed very positive engagement with The Bat, who also took a wicket this IPL season.
During IPL 2020, CSK missed Suresh Raina, the second highest scorer in IPL history. In their 2021 IPL opener, Raina scored 54 points, which brought tremendous confidence in him and his team. Although he only scored eight points in their previous successful pursuit, that won’t affect his confidence.
While Ambati Rayudu was CSK’s second-highest scorer in IPL 2020, he disappointed at the start of IPL 2021. After scoring 23 points in his first game of the season, Rayudu was unable to finish the last game where he scored a golden duck.
MS Dhoni (C and sem.)
Captain MS Dhoni started his journey in IPL 2021 with a duck. Although he hasn’t played many games since the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, with the exception of the 2020 IPL, Dhoni is expected to come to beat in a high position at the start of this tournament which can offer him some good times to settle down.
Versatile player Ravindra Jadeja had very limited opportunities in the first two matches of this 2021 IPL. In the second match, her brilliant throw missed the PBKS opener and skipper KL Rahul. While Jadeja scored 26 steps on 17 balls in her season opener, the left-arm spinner is still awaiting her first wicket of this season.
Lately, England’s Sam Curran has put his name in the headlines for his stick. In the 2021 IPL CSK opener, Sam came at bat in crucial death overs and scored 34 out of 15 balls that helped CSK deal with the overall difficult opening innings. As a left arm stimulator, as Sam performed five times, he took a wicket.
The all-rounder of the Caribbean Dwayne Bravo took two wickets at the start of the IPL 2021. Bravo is likely to play a major role with the ball in hand in this IPL season as his enormous experience can be beneficial for CSK in death overs.
Despite expensive bowling, Shardul Thakur has still recently impressed with his wicket-making skills in good times. Although he got two wickets in their 2021 IPL opener, Thakur didn’t get a wicket in their previous game, who was the only CSK bowler to finish that game with a save rate. greater than 6 (4-0-35-0).
Right arm stimulator Deepak Chahar won the Player of the Match award in CSK’s first winning experience at IPL 2021. In their last match, Deepak had bowling numbers of 4-1-13-4 . It can be a huge confidence booster for him.