SI am here with this podcast covering the cricketing activities of the week, Sanjay Banerjee ka Namaskar- Suno Dil Se. Mahi’s team Chennai Super Kings, who ruled the hearts of millions of Indians, were on top at the end of half the matches of the 16th edition of the IPL, but Rajasthan Royals defeated them by 32 runs last night and dethroned them and themselves occupied the top. Done. Royals have defeated CSK in both the matches so far this season. By the way, the journey of Chennai has been wonderful so far. If we separate the net run rate, then three teams are currently occupying the top with 10-10 points.
Jaipur’s Sawai Mansingh Stadium is the same ground where Dhoni had confirmed his place in the Indian team 18 years ago by scoring a stormy century. Since then till now, that charisma of Dhoni has always been presenting him as a hero. But every time Dhoni will make his team win, this cannot happen. This time Rajasthan Royals made a mammoth score of 202 runs in the first play, Yashashvi Jaiswal scored 77 runs leaving CSK bowlers breathless. Then young Dhruv Jurel scored 34 off 15 balls and Devdutt Padikkal scored 27 off 13 balls to increase Chennai’s problems.
In response, after Devon Conway returned to the pavilion soon, his defeat was certain. Ajinkya Rahane’s 15, Ambati Rayudu’s dismissal without opening the account and Ruturaj Gaikwad’s dismissal for 47 ensured that Rajasthan reached the top. By the time Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja changed gears, it was too late. Adam Zampa’s three wickets and Ashwin’s two wickets in helping Rajasthan win cannot be forgotten.
On the other hand, tonight there is a match between Lucknow Super Giants and Punjab Kings in Mohali. This will be the second clash between the two in the season. Earlier on April 15, the hosts were defeated by Punjab Kings by 2 wickets in their own home. Lucknow will rely on its captain Lokesh Rahul and Sam Karen, while Punjab’s power will rest on Zimbabwean all-rounders Sikandar Raza and Arshdeep Singh. Regular captain Shikhar Dhawan has still not recovered from the injury, due to which Sam Karen is leading.
It is clear that many teams are missing the absence of their key players. Shikhar Dhawan’s issue with Punjab is there, Chennai Super Kings are also missing their most trusted Ben Stokes, Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Chaudhary. Ben Stokes has been able to play only two matches in the beginning.
Gujarat Titans is not getting the services of Kane Williamson since the beginning. He was injured after a few balls in the very first match. Now the situation is that Williamson’s playing in the upcoming ODI World Cup looks doubtful. In such a situation, there has also been news that if Williamson is not available for New Zealand on time, then he can be given the role of mentor of the team.
Although the Gujarat team is playing well under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. In the last two matches, he has shown signs of moving towards the playoffs by defeating Lucknow and Mumbai. As far as Gujarat Titans are concerned, they also have another Afghani spinner Noor Ahmed after Rashid Khan. Noor played a key role in the victory against Mumbai by taking three wickets.
Mumbai Indians had to face defeat in that match by a huge margin of 55 runs. This was his worst defeat in the last six years. Mumbai bowlers gave away 70 runs in the last four overs of this match. It is clear that the absence of Jasprit Bumrah is hurting the team. Joffra Archer is also injured. Mumbai Indians have been considered as the most successful team of IPL because of becoming champions five times. But this season she is struggling by registering only three wins. Captain Rohit Sharma and Ishaan Kishan are unable to do anything. The same is true for the rest of the players. Now Cameron Green, Tilak Verma and Suryakumar Yadav are also yearning for runs.
Kolkata Knight Riders are missing Shreyas Iyer, but Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh are trying to handle the team. Kolkata has won only three matches so far, but after Venkatesh Iyer, now English batsman Jason Roy is also happy for the team. Jason Roy has scored two consecutive half-centuries. Because of Jason Rai, Kolkata Knight Riders tasted victory after four consecutive defeats, that too against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kolkata has defeated RCB in both the matches of the season. In this victory two days ago, apart from captain Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh, Varun Chakraborty has also returned to form at the right time.
Although the Bangalore team is in the first half of the table, the way it is performing is disappointing. Losing half of the eight matches does not show the strength of the team at all. Virat Kohli is not the regular captain of the team but he has captained continuously in the last three matches. The reason for this is the new rule of Impact Player. Every team is trying to take advantage of this rule.
For this reason, regular captain Faf du Plessis is in the team during the first batting, but when it comes to bowling, someone else takes his place. In the last match against Kolkata, he was not in the team at the time of bowling first, but later when the batting came, he joined as an impact player. In such a situation, Virat Kohli has to take over the captaincy as soon as the match starts.
The bats of Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis are flying high this season. Both have scored five half-centuries each in the season. This has strengthened RCB’s batting but their bowlers are yet to perform well. This was the reason that the team had to face defeat despite crossing the 200 mark twice.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals have remained at the bottom this time. Both the foreign captains are not able to make the fortunes of the team. Hyderabad could not win under the captaincy of Bhuvneshwar Kumar due to the absence of Aidan Markram in the first two matches. But in the next five matches, Markram also did not get much while leading the team. In the last three matches, even Markram’s bat did not work.
Harry Brook scored a sensational century in the middle, he could not do anything in the rest of the innings. Obviously, with players like Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tewatia and Washington Sundar, if the batting of the team is not good then it will have to bear the brunt. Now Washington Sundar is also out of injury, due to which Hyderabad’s problems will increase even more.
There is nothing positive about the Delhi Capitals stuck at the very bottom. Except that Captain David Warner is seen standing alone in the battlefield. Warner alone has scored a half-century in four out of seven matches. Rishabh Pant’s absence has an effect on the team. Prithvi Shaw continues to disappoint. He had to sit on the bench against Hyderabad in the last match. Mitchell Marsh, Sarfaraz Khan and Akshar Patel are also not standing. By the way, Delhi has won the last two matches after five consecutive defeats. But will she be able to maintain this tempo.
In IPL, Arshdeep Singh has proved himself to be an expert in the death overs by saving runs and taking wickets. He performed amazingly against Mumbai in the last match. Arshdeep gave victory to Punjab Kings by taking four wickets. The special thing of the last over was also that when he bowled Mumbai’s Tilak Verma and Nehal Badhera, both the stumps were split into two pieces.
Like Arshdeep, some more names are being added to those who bowled amazingly in the last over. Delhi’s Mukesh Kumar also did a similar feat against Hyderabad. Reaching the target of 145 runs, when the Hyderabad team needed 13 runs in the last over, the ball was handed over to Mukesh Kumar in place of Ishant Sharma, who justified David Warner’s decision by giving only five runs.
Similarly, Mohit Sharma also gave victory to Gujarat while defending the target of 135 runs against Lucknow. In the last over of Mohit Sharma, four wickets fell in four balls, although there were two run outs in it. It was a podcast based on the cricketing activities of the week – Suno Dil Se. Allow Sanjay Banerjee, Namaskar.