CSK vs PBKS: Dhoni’s firepower is heavy on everyone, it is difficult to get out, strength is also seen against Punjab


Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway get Chennai off to a good start
Dhoni’s openers added 57 runs without losing a wicket in the powerplay.

New Delhi. The 41st match of IPL 2023 is being played between Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings in Chennai. In this match, Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and decided to bat first. There is no change in the Chennai team. Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway gave a bang to Chennai Super Kings. Rituraj and Conway added 57 runs in the powerplay without losing a wicket. During this, both these batsmen hit 9 fours and 1 six.

The biggest strength of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2023 is batting in powerplay. Dhoni’s team has lost only 6 wickets in the powerplay so far this season, which is the lowest. This is also one of the reasons for the good performance of CSK. The pair of Conway and Rituraj showed the same in the match against Punjab Kings. Both the batsmen took the weak balls of Punjab Kings bowlers across the boundary and gave full respect to the good balls.

CSK has scored 200 plus 3 times
The boundary against Punjab Kings started with the bat of Rituraj Gaikwad and soon Conway also appeared in color. He hit 2 fours against Kagiso Rabada in the very second over and after that hit fours in almost every over of the powerplay. In this season, Chennai Super Kings have scored 200 plus the most 3 times. Apart from Chennai, Lucknow Super Giants have also scored more than 200 runs as many times. Lucknow had scored 257 runs against Punjab Kings, which is the second highest score in IPL history.

Chennai’s powerful batting in Powerplay
Chennai Super Kings scored 235 runs in the match against Kolkata Knight Riders. In that match too, the opening pair of Rituraj Gaikwad and Devon Conway added 73 runs in 7.3 overs. Due to this start, CSK was able to score 235 runs. After this, against RCB also Chennai had scored 226 runs at the loss of 6 wickets. Rituraj Gaikwad was definitely dismissed for 3 runs in this match. But, the second opener Devon Conway hit 83 runs in 45 balls. As a result, CSK scored 200 plus for the second time.

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In the sixth match of IPL 2023, Chennai Super Kings scored 217 runs for 7 wickets while batting first against Lucknow Super Giants. In that match too, in the first 6 overs of the Powerplay, the pair of Devon Conway and Rituraj Gaikwad added 79 runs without losing a wicket. That is, batting in Powerplay is the biggest strength of CSK this season. If this trend continues in the future, then no one will be able to stop this team from winning the title.

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