Moeen: “A great wicket, nice to get a few runs and a good total on the board. It’s going to be difficult cos of the dew and they have a brilliant batting line-up. We are going to have to bowl well. Got to have a good start, you don’t set a target, you just keep going and get as many as you can. We have to be on our A-game. Ravi was fantastic today, good bats these days which helped me. Got a great start in the Powerplay which allowed me to chill a few balls and get going.”
Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants Highlights today, Thursday 31-3-2022. 7th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai.
Chennai have lost the toss and will bat first.
KL Rahul: “I know we need to play good cricket as well but we saw in our other game that the ball gets wet in the second innings – that’s the only reason, also it’s a fresh wicket, grass on it, want to take early wickets. Really enjoyed the last game. The boys showed good fight. To fight till 19.3, we showed real character and we’ll take confidence. That game is gone, and now try to do our skills right. Tye replaces Mohsin”
Ravindra Jadeja: “Would’ve bowled too, but now we bat first and put a good score hopefully. We are blessed with good support. Moeen is back, Milne has a side strain.” Jadeja also said that there are three changes.
Chennai Super Kings Riders: team: 1 Ruturaj Gaikwad, 2 Robin Uthappa, 3 Moeen Ali, 4 Ambati Rayudu, 5 MS Dhoni, 6 Ravindra Jadeja (capt), 7 Dwaine Pretorious, 8 Shivam Dube, 9 Dwayne Bravo, 10 Mukesh Choudhary, 11 Tushar Deshpande.
Lucknow Super Giants team: 1 KL Rahul (capt), 2 Quinton de Kock (wk), 3 Evin Lewis, 4 Manish Pandey, 5 Deepak Hooda, 6 Ayush Badoni, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Andrew Tye, 9 Dushmantha Chameera, 10 Ravi Bishnoi, 11 Avesh Khan.
Head to head
Total matches played: 0
CSK Won: 0
LSG Won: 0
“We had a very good start, but in the fielding, you have to take catches to win matches. We could have taken those chances. There was a lot of dew, the ball was not sticking to the hands, will have to practice with the wet ball. We batted brilliantly in the top six, the wicket was good to bat on, as a bowling unit we have to execute our plans.”
Quinton de Kock:
“Unbelievable. Good for team morale, great win. Came out fighting, to come out on top is very special. We thought we could chase down 210, after the first two-three overs we could see it was a good wicket, to get it done was well done for us. Nice to get out and just bat, wasn’t in too much rush, knew it was a good enough wicket, and nice for other boys to get out, and Evin played a hell of a knock, so did the youngster. 210 was always going to be a close game but the boys were quite calm. To get it done is a hell of a job done.”
The Power Player of the Match is Robin Uthappa:
for 45 off 21 balls, while Evin Lewis is winning every other award going. There are rather a lot of them these days… Dushmantha Chameera bowled the fastest ball of the match, which is some consolation on a tough night for him.
“Bishnoi has a big heart, he’s a fighter for a little guy, shows the character he has to bounce back [from the last game] with a wet ball. Really happy for him, he wants to grow, wants to learn, and good to see that. And Badoni, I’d seen a few videos, when you only get to see the good shots, but the way he’s been batting is phenomenal.
Strong, 360-degree player, a great find for India, and an asset for white-ball cricket. In these conditions, you give yourself an over or two, capitalize on the powerplay, and a right-left [partnership] has advantages. Quinny in good form batted beautifully. Lewis has worked hard on his batting, his timing has gotten better. Seeing so many players in form puts a smile on a captain’s face.”
is the actual man of the match for 55 off 23 balls. “Very good wicket, get the chance, capitalize… I backed my skills. On the big stage I try to keep it simple and do the best for my team and myself”.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Virender Sharma
TV Umpires – Yeshwant Barde
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Nikhil Patwardhan
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 7th Match