Talking about the IPL 2020 game between Delhi Capital and Chennai Super Kings in Sharjah.
Are Jadeja Super Kings New Finishers?
Ravindra Jadeja’s batting came on big time. His contribution has been so lowered in the order of victory of some Test matches for India.
But aggressive batting? Being able to walk in and out? This is a very difficult skill.
Jadeja was in that zone against the Capitals, smoking IPL’s fastest bowler Eric Nortje in all parts. After scoring an unbeaten 33 from 13 balls, he scored 136 from 63 balls in the 16 to 20-over phase. He leaves only AB de Villiers, Rahul Tewatia and Kieron Pollard in this year’s IPL.
Why did Super Kings choose Jadeja over Bravo for the final over?
MS Dhoni chased Jadeja, due to Shikhar Dhawan and left-handed ball, all hiding. Due to Dhawan, the Super Kings could use only two overs of spin in the first ten. He could only play five innings of spin innings.
And yet, with the match on the line, in the last over with 16 runs, Dhoni went to Jadeja. However, the death overs specialist Dwayne Bravo was left over.
In real time, it felt like Dhoni was gambling. But in the presentation he said, “Bravo was not fit. So he went out and he couldn’t really come back. That was the reason. The alternative was Karna.” [Sharma] Or Jaddu so I went ahead with Jaddu. “
The Super Kings would have expected the batsmen to go for big shots and get caught on the boundary. Axar Patel did … and cleaned the boundary three times to seal Vijay.
Was Sharjah’s pitch really slow?
Prithvi Shaw fell on a new ball which was ticking the pitch. In a form Faf du Plessis found it difficult to beat Patel with his length.
It seemed that, even though the boundaries of the field were small, wearing on the pitch could harm the batsmen.
The Super Kings certainly acted on that notion. He touched the last ball of the tenth over for the first time, scoring seven runs – the second-most for any Sharjah team in this IPL.
But in the second inning, the Capitals scored 7.71, as the powerplay ended and it was placed on the ramp.
Ricky Ponting said in his mid-match interview that there was some dew on the pitch. Dhoni also said that it was easy to bat in the second innings.
Why are du Plessis looking so much better than his colleagues?
He is one of the Super Kings who likes Data. One speculates that he sits down with the analyst and looks at the match-ups and things like that, and is the one who is leading his faltering top order.
What he is capable of doing is probably because he wanted to attack first.
He rotates in his crease to make his own angles. He is very good at picking up the balls on the infield, especially over cover (60 off 35) and midwicket (55 off 27). He is very good at slogans (17 to 47). He knows these qualities. He is exerting maximum influence on them.
What is the secret of Rayudu’s big hitting?
Shane Watson said India missed out on not using Ambati Rayudu as the No. 4 seed in the World Cup. After this, Rayudu fielded Jasprit Bumrah in the opening game of the IPL. And then, against the pace of Nortje and Cagiso Rabada, he looked like a boss.
A big part of his success is that he is a batsman who targets the off side for boundaries. He hit 17 fours and five sixes before Saturday. Fourteen people came on the off side: mid off – 2 sixes, 3 fours; Cover – 5 fours; Point – 2 fours; Third man – 2 fours.
Most teams put three men on the leg side when the field was banned, and if someone makes this mistake against Rayudu, it takes the full toll.