MS Dhoni: We lost it in a couple of overs in the middle. You need to be aware of what you need to bowl and be clear because the batters will be going for it. Also towards the end of our innings, could we have got 10 more? Because our bowling needs exposure, and we should be doing better with the bat. The pitch had turned, there was some turn when it hit the seam. The slower balls gripped. I think 200 was par but we bowled two bad overs. Pathirana bowled well but other than that, we need to see if the plans were wrong or the execution was bad.
Sikandar Raza: Coming from the Zimbabwe culture, we put more emphasis on winning rather than individual performances. I don’t know what the discussion was before the last ball. Just a lot of arms waving in the dugout. Over when Livi took charge was the momentum shift. Jitesh has been striking so well all IPL. The way he batted today was great. I was trying to get a bat on the ball and run as hard as I can.
Shikhar Dhawan: It feels very very special beating Chennai in Chennai. I am very happy with the way we played. It shows great character of our side to bounce back from that loss, and leave it behind. All credit goes to the team and the support staff. I was very happy at the way the bowlers bowled. At first, when I saw it, I thought the wicket was dry but it had good bounce. As a captain, I wanted Liam to play more overs. And Jitesh too. The good sign is that all the boys are performing.
The Player of the Match is Devon Conway: We felt it was a little bit slow when you hit the wicket. We thought 200 was a very competitive total so a little bit disappointed that we lost this one. I try not to over-complicate things. I try to keep things as simple as possible. I try and work as closely as I can with Mike Hussey. Along with the other players. We have got a lot of experience in our camp. Just try to work with them. In the middle as well.
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings Highlights today, Sunday 30-4-2023. 41st Match (D/N), Indian Premier League 2023, MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai.
MSD says that heat is a big factor in the afternoon games. Apparently, CSK were a little late to the stadium. Dhoni says it’s good: it keeps them from overthinking. CSK are unchanged.
Shikhar Dhawan says PBKS would have batted first too because of the dry pitch. Harpreet Brar being back is part of the “one-odd” change they have made.
Toss: Super Kings chose to bat.
Chennai Super Kings team: RD Gaikwad, DP Conway, AM Rahane, MM Ali, AT Rayudu, S Dube, RA Jadeja, MS Dhoni*†, M Pathirana, TU Deshpande, M Theekshana
Punjab Kings team: S Dhawan*, A Taide, LS Livingstone, Sikandar Raza, SM Curran, JM Sharma†, M Shahrukh Khan, Harpreet Brar, K Rabada, RD Chahar, Arshdeep Singh
Head to Head In T20’s: 28
Chennai Super Kings Won: 16
Punjab Kings Won: 12
(last five completed Matches, most recent first)
Chennai Super Kings LWWWL
Punjab Kings LWLWL
Match Timings: 10:00 AM GMT | 3:30 PM Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Ulhas Gandhe
TV Umpire – Yeshwant Barde
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Mohamed Rafi
Match number – IPL 2023 – 41st Match