CSK Captain MS Dhoni on Friday won the toss & elected to bowl first against Punjab Kings in the ongoing clash at the Wankhede Stadium.
At the time of toss, MS Dhoni said, “We will bowl first. We will get to hit off good deliveries but it is important to assess as a bowler. Cricket is a mental game with adaptability as a key factor. It is more of a mental game than a physical aspect. Looks a bit tacky & a bit more grass. A bit of dew settles down a bit & in the second innings also dew will be there. The first few overs are very crucial for us. We are playing with the same team”.
On the other hand, KL Rahul said, “We did well in the last match & we should try & assess the pitch. And then try to put some runs on the board. Pitch looks good. When any set batsman is batting it is tough to control. And I try to encourage my bowlers even if they go for runs it’s okay. Supporting them & backing them is important. We are also playing with the same team. No changes for us”.
Punjab Kings have won their first game against Rajasthan Royals & would be looking forward to making it two wins in a row. On the other hand, CSK lost their first match against Delhi Capitals & would be looking to win today’s game against PBKS.
Let’s have a look on both the teams playing XI:
Chennai Super kings:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni (C & Wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar.
KL Rahul (c & Wk), Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Deepak Hooda, Shahrukh Khan, Jhye Richardson, Murugan Ashwin, Riley Meredith, Mohammed Shami, Arshdeep Singh.