The 12th season of the highly entertaining IPL fantasy league has started with the high octane match of RCB against CSK. However, the inaugural match of IPL 2019 didn’t live up to its grandeur. In the 2nd match, the purple brigade has locked their horns against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The 3rd match has seen the conflict between Capitals and Indians. And the 4thmatch has been played between Royals and Kings XI.
Chennai has again returned to the field against Delhi in the 5th match of IPL T20 fantasy. During the first match, the defending champions Chennai and the mighty Bangalore clashed at the iconic MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The match has seen one-sided clash where the hosts got better of the opponents. And they have eventually kicked off their IPL season with a victory.
This season CSK has started off with a surprising playing XI which comprised of just 3 foreign players. MSD has always been considered as the master of decisions. Dhoni’s decision to give the new ball to Harbhajan Singh initially made no sense. It turned out a masterstroke in the 4th over as Singh dismissed Virat Kohli, the RCB skipper, in single digits.
Glance on some unnoticed things from the match, which you might not have noticed. Or perhaps they have gone overhead. Just read on and the Indian T20 cricket game.
CSK lost a review just for Jadeja
The king and skipper of CSK, MS Dhoni has taken a review just to satisfy Ravindra Jadeja. This was a funny incident during the match which has occurred during the second ball of 14th over. Jadeja was bowling to Parthiv Patel. A flat-in-turner from Jadeja has resulted in Patel missing the ball. The ball touched his pads. Excitedly Jadeja appealed to umpire but the umpire didn’t give it out.
Dhoni also didn’t look influenced but he took the DRS just to satisfy Jadeja. The tracking revealed that the ball was going over the leg and the Chennai team lost their review.
CSK played with 9 bowling options in the team
In the history of IPL, MS Dhoni has been one of the greatest leaders. He is famous for his abilities for taking surprising calls from nowhere. Many of his decision makes no sense initially, but he ensures that his decisions turn out to be a masterstroke.
At the 1st match, CSK skipper Dhoni decided a team which has 9 bowling options. His team has 9 players namely Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur and Imran Tahir who can bowl at least a couple of overs.
This decision ultimately became a masterstroke for CSK as RCB were dismissed at 70. The decision played a huge role in CSK’s victory as the pitch was slow but CSK easily won it as the target was less.
CSK opening bowlers bowl all 4 overs in the first spell
MS Dhoni’s pattern of creating chaos is an open secret. Even during the 1stmatch, the former Indian captain did something which originally looked quite overstressing and left the people thrown. Dhonilet the opening bowlers bowl their 4 overs in the first spell itself. Harbhajan Singh and Deepak Chahar, who started the match with their bowling, weren’t removed for the next 8 consecutive overs.
They were permitted to bowl their entire spell in successive overs. We can later see that this was a good decision. Harbhajan took three priceless wickets of Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Moeen Ali. Deepak Chahar conceded just 17 runs in 24 balls and kept Bangalore’s run rate closely controlled.
We bet you haven’t noticed these things so minutely!
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