Can Dhoni weave his MAGIC once AGAIN?


IPL 2022 Playoff RACE: Can Dhoni weave his MAGIC AGAIN? With MS Dhoni back in charge for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), hopes have headed north for all Thala fans. He guided CSK to a crucial victory against SRH after resuming captaincy duties for defending champions. Now, they have a big task cut out as CSK need to win all remaining five matches to stay in the fray for IPL 2022 playoffs spots. Follow all the IPL 2022 live updates on InsideSport.IN

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Win all the remaining games

CSK needs to overcome the likes of table-toppers Gujarat Titans (GT) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) who are in excellent form in their last two group matches. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and back in form Mumbai Indians (MI) will be hoping to avenge their defeat in first half of the tournament.

CSK Remaining Matches: RCB, DC, MI, GT, RR

Bowling department

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The CSK bowling department will have to deliver in the last 5 games as they have failed to pick up wickets on a consistent basis. Only Dwayne Bravo and Mukesh Choudhary are among the positives for Yellow Army in the bowling department.

  • Dwayne Bravo– 14 wickets in 8 matches
  • Mukesh Choudhary– 11 wickets in 8 matches
  • All other bowlers– 24 wickets in 9 matches

Inconsistent batting department

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The openers Ruturaj Gaikwad & Devon Conway played once in a blue moon partnership stand in IPL 2022. Gaikwad needs to continue his form after just managing a couple of fifties. The likes of experienced players in form of Robin Uthappa & Ambati Rayudu also need to take responsibility and finish off matches instead of waiting for Dhoni’s final touches.

No.3 issue

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With Moeen Ali injured and Mitchell Santner failing to play the role of a pinch hitter, Dhoni & Co have not found the proper fit for the No.3 slot. Moeen, too, blew his chances with failed performance before Santner was forced into the crucial batting position.

Santner in IPL 2022

Super Kings vs Sunrisers 1/36 01-May-2022 Pune T20
Super Kings vs Punjab Kings 9 0/8 25-Apr-2022 Wankhede T20
Super Kings vs Mumbai 11 1/16 21-Apr-2022 DY Patil T20
Super Kings vs KKR 1/31 26-Mar-2022 Wankhede T20

 

Moeen Ali in IPL 2022

Match Bat Bowl Date Ground Format
Super Kings vs Titans 1 0/17 17-Apr-2022 Pune T20
Super Kings vs RCB 3 0/19 12-Apr-2022 DY Patil T20
Super Kings vs Sunrisers 48 0/10 09-Apr-2022 DY Patil T20
Super Kings vs Punjab Kings 0 0/8 03-Apr-2022 Brabourne T20
Super Kings vs Super Giants 35 0/14 31-Mar-2022 Brabourne T20

 

R Jadeja in IPL 2022

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R Jadeja has to come finally come to the party after leaving captaincy. He has been dismal in IPL 2022 but showed signs of improvement in the last game against SRH. Even though he didn’t pick wickets, he bowled an economical spell of 3/15 in 3 overs. He also lifted the fielding level after catching blunders in previous matches.

Fielding

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