Mumbai. Jos Buttler would like to have a strong performance against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the match of IPL 2022 (IPL 2022) on Friday. Rajasthan Royals opener batsman Butler, who has scored 3 centuries in the current season, has not been able to do wonders from the last few matches. If the Royals team led by Sanju Samson wins this match, then it will not only reach the playoffs. Rather, it will be decided to stay at number-2, because his net run rate is better than Lucknow. In such a situation, she will secure a place in Qualifier-1 and she will get 2 chances to reach the final. In such a situation, Lucknow Super Giants will also have an eye on this match. On the other hand, MS Dhoni-led CSK’s team has already been out of the tournament. Rajasthan currently has 16 points in 13 matches. Whereas Lucknow has 18 points in 14 matches. Gujarat Titans have 20 points in 13 matches and are on top.
Jos Buttler has been able to play only 22, 30, 7 and 2 runs in the last 4 matches while he is currently leading the batsmen’s table with 627 runs. Buttler and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal have been instrumental in the success of Rajasthan Royals. Chahal has taken 24 wickets so far. Butler has scored 3 centuries and as many fifties. Chahal has maintained his rhythm in the bowling, but when it comes to Butler, there was a slight decline in his form.
Rituraj caught late
At the same time, in the bowling of CSK, Mukesh Chaudhary, Simarjit Singh and Mathisha Pathirana, popularly known as ‘Baby Malinga’, would like to show their edge in the final match. The morale of the team is low due to poor batting in most of the matches of the tournament. While Buttler continues to top the batting list for Rajasthan Royals, CSK’s Rituraj Gaikwad later regained momentum, making 366 runs. No other batsman has reached close to 300 runs. Devon Conway played more matches in the second half and he has scored 236 runs so far.
lack of experienced bowler
Most of the senior CSK players like MS Dhoni (206), Ambati Rayudu (271) and Robin Uthappa (230) could not do well in this IPL season, which has been the biggest failure of the team. His bowling was severely affected due to the absence of injured fast bowler Deepak Chahar and the inability to retain Josh Hazlewood. He did not have the bowling experience, for which he had to bear the brunt. Pathirana’s bowling action looks similar to Lasith Malinga’s action. He impressed Dhoni, but work is yet to be done.
Mukesh Choudhary (16 wickets), Simarjeet (3 wickets) and spinner Mahesh Teekshana (12) are good bowlers, but they are yet to prove themselves as match-winners. Rajasthan Royals’ bowling attack can be said to be one of the best of the tournament, with the spin duo of Chahal (24 wickets) and R Ashwin (10 wickets) troubling the batsmen. The famous Krishna (15 wickets) has also bowled sharply for most of the day and Trent Boult (12 wickets) also makes it difficult for any top order to play.
FIRST PUBLISHED : May 19, 2022, 17:03 IST