CSK vs SRH IPL 2021 23rd Match Highlights – Apr 28

Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad Highlights today Wednesday, 28-04-2021 – 23rd Match (N), Indian Premier League season 14th from Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi.

SRH won the toss and chose to bat first.

Warner: It looks like a different surface to what we see at Delhi – nice grass coverage. It’s just about attitude and discipline. We had some chasing games in Chennai, but for us, it’s about to stay relaxed. We made two changes: Abishek Sharma and Virat miss out. Manish Pandey and Sandeep Sharma are back in.
Dhoni: No, we were looking to bowl first. It’s a bit tacky and when we practiced, there was a lot of dew. Whenever there’s a lot of dew, we’d like to chase. Lungi and Moeen are back for Bravo and Tahir.

Manu Ajmani: “I know it’s a difficult decision to make when the combination is working and especially how MS does not like to tinker with the side much but why not give K. Gowtham a chance instead of Rayudu? Gowtham can hit it out of the park and can roll his arm. He is quite young and can be the future of CSK alongside Jadeja!”

IPL 2021 Points Table

Chennai Super Kings team: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (capt&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: David Warner (capt), Jonny Bairstow (wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, J Suchith, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul.

Post match presentation

Faf du Plessis, orange-cap holder: It feels good, but obviously winning is just as nice. My partnership with Rutu is a very productive and positive sign for us. We try to make sure that my basics are good. The last season went well for me personally. I made sure that I keep doing well. I think 170 was a touch under what they needed to go. I think around 190 would have been a good score. It was a nice wicket, slowed down as the ball got older, but overall a very good cricket wicket.

I think we have a very good balance and the batting depth is very good. Even the depth in the bench – Robbie Uthappa and the guys. I think the biggest change for me is we have a bit more depth and balance in the squad. I’ve been disappointed that I haven’t been taking many catches. Jaddu has been stealing the show. He’s the Superman at the moment; I’m happy to grab one tonight.

Warner: I take full responsibility for the way I batted. I batted slow and hit the fielders. The way Manish batted was exceptional. Kane and Kedhar got us to a respectable total, but at the end of the day, I take full responsibility. Probably 15 good shots to fielders and they are the ones that make or break the innings. At the end of the day, I took too many balls.

We fought well to the end, but the two [CSK] openers batted well. I’m not too sure. He was going to bat 4 and at the end of the day, we soaked up too many balls. At the end of the day, he bats at 4 and that’s his job. I think we have a day game here as well. 170 is par during the night, but we need to be positive. We’re a bunch of fighters. The guys will be hurt by this but we will be up and about.

Gaikwad, Player of the Match:

Obviously, it means a lot, but a little bit disappointed I couldn’t finish it. I’d loved to be not out. I think the wicket was a little bit two-paced: some were skidding and some were stopping. It was about hitting the gaps. One or two bowlers had an off day and I had to keep going. Fortunately, it came off today. I want to keep performing every match and be consistent.

Dhoni: The batting performance was superb, but that doesn’t mean the bowling was not good. It was a surprisingly good Delhi wicket, there was no dew. Brilliant opening partnership. I think addressing the problem [what’s been different for CSK this year?] The earlier you settle the issue, the better it is. The fact was 5-6 months we were out of cricket last year and that also makes it difficult.

Longer quarantine and quite a lot of factors. If I have to sum it up, the players have taken up more responsibility this year. If you see for the last 8-10 years, we have not changed players from the squad. We also appreciate the players who don’t get the chance. Try to have faith and when you get an opportunity, you need to be ready for it. Keeping the dressing-room atmosphere healthy is important. We need to give extra credit to the players who are not playing.

Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Chettithody Shamshuddin, Nandan
TV Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Ulhas Gandhe
Match number – IPL Season 14th 23rd Match