“Not lots to speak concerning the pitch aside from the grass overlaying that’s gone as we’re seeing much less and fewer cowl of grass now. If you happen to’re batting first for almost all of the video games, you are profitable. So, I do not see that altering. We do have a shorter boundary tonight, there’s a 66 metre boundary however we do have a much bigger boundary which is like 85-86 metres to my left, straight down the bottom not a lot. I wish to inform you that it is 21 balls per six right here in Dubai, Abu Dhabi 22 balls per six and in Sharjah it is solely eight balls per six. We’re seeing leisure after leisure which is so good for this format and there can be extra proper right here tonight.” – Kevin Pietersen
Hi there and welcome to the dwell protection of Match 18 of the Indian Premier League 2020 between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Tremendous Kings in Dubai.
“Very long time again as soon as we misplaced three in a row. We have to get a whole lot of issues proper. It’s professionalism. We have to take our catches, not bowl no-balls. These are the controllables and could also be we’re getting too relaxed” – MS Dhoni after their third consecutive defeat
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STATS THAT MATTER:
* CSK maintain a 12-9 head-to-head benefit over KXIP.
* MS Dhoni loves batting in opposition to KXIP, having scored 595 runs in 21 innings at a strike fee of almost 156, and crossing fifty 5 occasions.
Hit arduous by a begin that least defines them, Chennai Tremendous Kings can be determined to seek out solutions to their predicament once they tackle Kings XI Punjab in an IPL match on Sunday.
So was once on prime of their sport within the earlier editions, sitting on the backside of the factors desk now with three losses in 4 matches is an unknown territory for the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led aspect.
Nothing has labored for them regardless of having the sources.
They even made three modifications to their enjoying XI for Friday’s sport in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad however neither comeback of Ambati Rayudu nor the presence of Dwayne Bravo might elevate the gloom.
A misfiring top-order, save Faf du Plessis, mixed with insufficient run-flow within the center overs and the behavior of leaving approach an excessive amount of for the climax, proved to be their bane within the three consecutive defeats.
They’ve it in them to show it round however all the pieces — fielding, bowling and batting — has to return collectively.
When the end result go a workforce’s approach, most of the frailties will get hidden however even the smallest of issues get uncovered when the other occurs.
The desperation was palpable on Dhoni’s face after the most recent loss.
However the job can be simpler mentioned than achieved since they’re up in opposition to a aspect which has been batting nicely, although outcomes haven’t precisely gone of their favour.
Skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal have been in prime kind. However regardless of scoring in extra of 200 twice, the Punjab aspect misplaced these matches due to their restricted bowling sources. None, besides Mohammed Shami, provides confidence of stopping the rival batsmen.
That is precisely what CSK should look to use. They should get Punjab’s top-order early. Total, CSK have higher sources however they have to utilise them to the hilt.