Lucknow Supergiants started their campaign in IPL 2023 with a fantastic win. The team won by 50 runs against Delhi Capitals on April 1. In the second match, they are ready to face Chennai Super Kings.
Yes, Dhoni hit 2 consecutive sixes with 5 balls left in Chennai’s batting innings. But he got caught on the third ball and got out. In one word.. Dhoni played like ‘he came.. he hit.. he created a record’.
Lucknow Supergiants started their campaign in IPL 2023 with a fantastic win. The team won by 50 runs against Delhi Capitals on April 1. In the second match, they are ready to face Chennai Super Kings. The clash will be held on Monday in Chepauk, Chennai. Usually the winning team does not make any change in its playing eleven. But, the Lucknow team now has a new fear. The reason for that came in the form of Dhoni.
It seems that Lucknow Supergiants will keep Jaydev Unadkat out of the playing XI for the second match. Because Dhoni is afraid of Dhanadhan innings. Dhoni has an excellent record against this bowler. Talking about the first match Jaydev Unadkat’s performance there too was very poor.
Dhoni’s amazing record against Jaidev..
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Dhoni played 43 balls against Jaydev Unadkat in IPL. Dhoni scored 105 runs in it. That means Dhoni scored runs at a strike rate of 244.18. Dhoni hit 8 fours and 7 sixes on Jaidev. These figures suggest that if Lucknow field Jaidev against Chennai, it is likely to add to the problems. Jaydev could get help on the Chennai pitch. Because he makes good use of slow balls. It is not easy to score runs on such balls on the Chennai pitch.
Change in Chennai too..
The Chennai team may also make a change in their playing eleven. Against Gujarat Titans, Chennai used Tushar Deshpande as an impact player. He gives runs at 15.30 per over. This player gave away 51 runs in 3.2 overs. It will be difficult for him to play against Lucknow after this performance. Leg-spinner Prashant Solanki may be given a chance to replace him. Spinners can play a big role on the Chepak pitch. Chennai are well aware of this and this is the reason why the team’s winning percentage in Chepauk is close to 80 percent.