Chris Gayle greatest T20 batsman in the world says Shane Watson

Doug Mendoza
April 23, 2018

The Kane Willamson-led side will have to forget the battering of his bowlers by Gayle and quickly regroup against the Super Kings who, despite having to shift their home venue to Pune due to the Cauvery water dispute, have been doing very well.

Given the relatively fragile SRH batting line up and the slow wicket of the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the target seemed a stiff one for the side. Broadcast starts at 16:00 Hours (IST).

CSK survived a scare from SRH as they eeked out a narrow five-run win on Sunday at Hyderabad. The win propelled Chennai Super Kings to the top of points table with three wins and a loss from four games with a better net run rate.

All the similarities are to end today as only one team would be laughing around 08:00 p.m. today, when one of the teams would have won the match.

Both teams should be unchanged. Siddarth Kaul is not amused. They faced defeat in their opening match after couple of years and considering their last match, they played five matches already where among them they won twice times so far.

Rayudu hammered 79 off 37 before he was run out while Raina made an unbeaten 54.

Harbhajan hasn't dismissed Dhawan (81 off 61), Saha (51 off 34) and Yusuf Pathan (32 off 25) since IPL 2013. However, he has had the better of Manish Pandey thrice in 48 balls conceding only 46 runs.

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At the end of 3.3 overs, CSK was 14 for 1 wicket and Watson has gone and Bhuvi plucks his wicket. However, it remains to be seen how fit Shikhar Dhawan is after the injury to his left hand.

Over 1: 2/0, CSK starts with 2 runs from this over. Watson kept on scoring at one end but they struggled in the middle overs after the cheap fall of Dhoni and Billings.

Royals' captain Ajinkya Rahane used five different bowlers in first five bowlers and it was Australian Ben Laughlin who got the first success as he removed Rayudu in the fifth.

For CSK, it was fast bowler Deepak Chahar who did the bulk of the damage with three wickets for 15 runs in the powerplay while Karn Sharma, Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur pitched in with a wicket each. In the match, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and chose to bowl first. Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to return to winning ways when they take on the Chennai Super Kings in Match 20 of VIVO IPL 2018.

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