Dinesh Karthik: (On wife Dipika Pallikal winning WSF doubles) “It’s a happy household and is a good sign,” he says. “Very, very happy for my wife, she’s back after a four-year hiatus. Must admit I have thoroughly enjoyed being part of this team. Outside the field the friendships I have developed, the conversations we have had, I have enjoyed it a lot. (As a finisher) It’s about assessing the situation and using your experience. I have enjoyed the clarity that has been given to me. (Laughs when asked if this is the year for RCB) I am not a man for prediction and I must say we are looking good for the moment.”
Indian Premier League 2022 Points Table
Sridharan Sriram: “We have prepared well. The auction planning was done well and the roles were defined well. As a result, we had replacements for Maxwell, and Hazlewood when they weren’t available. We always had faith in what DK could do and were clear about his batting position. There were very less finishers in the auction and Dinesh’s experience is unmatched. The way he sets fields and angles and his contributions on the field are vital. Won’t take anything for granted. CSK are a brilliant side. We have had a better start and it’s about turning up on the day and starting strong.”
Indian Premier League 2022 Fixture
Stephen Fleming: “We need improvement in all areas. We’ve had some moments but they haven’t been complete. We don’t like to be desperate and get anxious. But we need to get points soon. It’s not derogatory to anyone but we are missing Deepak Chahar and Adam Milne due to injuries and their experience would have been good. We are finding combinations to pick wickets and it’s no secret that we rely on the spin. (Auction strategy) We knew we weren’t going to be in Chennai. But it’s a group keeping in mind the three years. We’re working hard on learning about the players and how they do.”
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights today, Tuesday 12-4-2022. 22nd Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Toss: SRH opt to bowl.
Royal Challengers Bangalore team: Faf, Rawat, Kohli, Maxwell, Shahbaz, Karthik, Hasaranga, Prabhudesai, Hazlewood, Siraj, Akash Deep.
Chennai Super Kings team: Uthappa, Gaikwad, Moeen, Dube, Rayudu, Dhoni, Jadeja, Bravo, Choudhary, Jordan, Theekshana.
Head to head
Total matches played: 28
RCB Won: 9
CSK Won: 18
“It was about keeping it simple nothing special. Hitting in straight lines. I am used to this ground. Today it is dry and no dew yet says Shivam Dube after his blitzkrieg. This should be good news for CSK, especially the spinners.
Indian Premier League 2022 Teams
Faf du Plessis:
First 7-8 overs were pretty good, then there was a period from 8-14 where Dube took the spinners on. During that period, whatever we tried didn’t work. In order to chase down such a big score, you need one of the first four to set the foundation. We didn’t have that. CSK used their spinners well on a pitch that had some grip. The way we came back was a credit to the depth. You see the value of Harshal, and what he offers. He has the ability to stop the game. We missed that tonight, we had a similar tone to the bowling. We lacked the variety we needed in our attack. Hopefully, we can have him soon again. Impressed with the way Prabhudessai played the way he did on his debut.
Had to do something to contribute today. Not much conversation with Dube. He’s been hitting the ball well. I thought I’ll rotate the strike and thought when Maxwell came on in the third over, that was the time to take him on. Just made sense at that point for me to take on the offspinner and when Hasaranga was bowling, I thought I’d feed Dube the strike because he is a big striker. Theekshana is bowling well and coming into his own. We’ll see a lot more as the season progresses. It’s difficult to build chemistry after a season like last year and we have a very new side. After the last loss, we spent a lot of time together and spent time together and got close.
First of all this is my first victory as captain and I would like to dedicate it to my wife. This time as a team we came good. The batting unit did a good job. Robbie and Shivam batted brilliantly and the bowlers did their job. Our owners and management don’t put pressure on me. As a captain, I still pick the seniors’ brains. Of course, Mahi Bhai is there. I am still learning and with each game, I’ll try to get better. We have plenty of experience in the dressing room. It comes into play. We don’t panic early and try to keep calm and back ourselves.
Player of the match Shivam Dube:
We were looking for the first win and I am happy to contribute. I am more focused this time on my basics. I spoke to the seniors and Mahi Bhai also helped me. He said let your skill take care. I wanted to time the ball well and stay still and maintain my balance. Yuvi pa is always a role model for a left-hander. Many people told me that I bat like him. As the situation and captain and coach tell me, I am ready to bat anywhere.
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Nitin Menon, Nitin Pandit
TV Umpires – Yeshwant Barde
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Akshay Totre
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 22nd Match