Chennai Super Kings will be facing Punjab Kings in their second match of this Indian Premier League. Punjab Kings are aiming for their second win but for Chennai Super Kings it will be the first win if the can manage to claim one.
MS Dhoni came to bat at No 7 in the first match against Delhi Capitals and was gone for a duck. What seemed to be a good target initially, finally looked a smooth one for the Capitals to chase down. if Dhoni could have added few runs, there could have been more for the CSK to defend. It’s important for him to showcase some of his good batting at the soonest if his side wants to do well in this IPL.
Chennai Super Kings showed love for spinners during the IPL 2021 auction. But they lack pacers suitable for the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. In the opening match, the bowlers failed to defend 188 runs. Delhi Capitals won the match with just balls in hand. Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran were expensive along with the likes of experienced Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo.
MS Dhoni earlier spoke about the amount of dew that plays a role in the 7.30 pm fixtures. It gets difficult for the spinners to grip the ball. He opined that to deal with situation the teams need to score above 200 runs and manage 15-20 extra runs above par score as they have to manage the last 30 minutes where balls come easily to the bat.
Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was charged Rs 12 lakh in their previous match for a slow over-rate against Delhi Capitals. As per rules, all the teams need to finish their 20 overs in one hour and thirty minutes. In case of repeated offense the captain can be banned for a minimum of two game four games. CSK cannot afford to lose the captain cool at any point of league.