Jadeja: “I think dew will be vital and it will play a part. If you win the toss, you will definitely look to bowl first. In the first six overs, it was damp, and in the second half, the ball was coming on. We were looking to drag the game as deep as we can. Bravo bowled brilliantly and everybody did a good job with the ball. As a batting unit, we didn’t get partnerships. We will try to do better next game.”
Jackson: “The management and staff are brilliant. They’re backing me and I’m grateful to them. He [Dhoni] has always been my inspiration – whatever he does I will look to emulate him.”
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Saturday 26-3-2022. 1st Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
Toss: KKR decided to bowl first.
Kolkata Knight Riders team: Venkatesh Iyer, Rahane, Shreyas Iyer (capt), Rana, Billings, Russell, Narine, Jackson (wk), Umesh, Mavi, Chakravarthy.
Chennai Super Kings team: Gaikwad, Conway, Uthappa, Rayudu, Jadeja (capt), Dhoni (wk), Dube, Santner, Bravo, Milne, Deshpande.
Umesh Yadav is the Player of the Match: Wickets in the powerplay is important. The team’s role is what I carried out today. Usually, I’ve been focusing on my rhythm. I’m thankful to my trainers for keeping me in shape.
Shreyas Iyer: There’s always tension when MS Dhoni is batting, especially in the last three overs when the dew is coming. The franchise has been supportive, right from the CEO and support staff. We just have to carry the momentum from here. It was definitely spongier than we imagined. I’ve grown up playing here and I thought the wicket would be flat. Umesh has been working very hard at the nets and practice sessions. I chuffed to see him perform at his best today.
Head to head
Total matches played: 26
KKR Won: 8
CSK Won: 17
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Anil Chaudhary, Nitin Menon
TV Umpires – Virender Sharma
Match Referee – Manu Nayyar
Reserve Umpire – Chirra Ravikanthreddy
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 1st Match