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Today, Punjab and Chennai Super Kings will face-off in IPL at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai from 7:30 pm. Punjab started their season with a brilliant chase of 206 runs against Bengaluru. But after that his performance has deteriorated. The situation became such that Delhi defeated the match in just 10.3 overs by chasing it. Such a defeat breaks the confidence of the players of any team.
Chennai, on the other hand, won the last ball against Mumbai thanks to the innings of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. After the initial performance, Chennai now seems to be improving the level of the game.
Chennai looks to recover from early defeat
The journey of Chennai Super Kings so far has been mixed. Last year’s Orange Cap winner Rituraj Gaikwad’s poor performance in the first few matches took a toll on the team. When the top order could not get the start right, the middle order also did not play its responsibility. The result was that champions Chennai could not play up to their name. However, now Rituraj is back in form.
Also Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dubey are batting attractively. Apart from this, even at the age of 40, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is finishing the match for the team. If Chennai has to travel to the playoffs, then they will have to perform with the same consistency in their remaining matches. If Ravindra Jadeja can contribute more in batting as well as in bowling, then it will be in the interest of the team.
Punjab will have to improve in every department
It has been the story almost every season with Punjab that they win some strong matches, but then lose easy matches and get out of the tournament. Captain Mayank Agarwal had scored a fast half-century in one match, but apart from that his bat has remained silent. The result of the failure of the batsmen is that the bowlers do not have any big scores to defend. From Kagiso Rabada and Arshdeep Singh, the team will be hoping for wickets in the power play today. Rahul Chahar is a good spinner but doesn’t seem to be in his rhythm. It is said that comeback happens only after setback, let’s see whether Punjab can prove this proverb right or not.