Shivam Dube IPL 2022 RCB vs CSK: Following a massive decision of naming MS Dhoni as the captain once again in the middle of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) registered a brilliant 13-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad during their last match. Just a day before the game, CSK announced that Ravindra Jadeja has relinquished the captaincy duties to MS Dhoni for the remainder of the tournament in order to focus on his own game.
The Chennai Super Kings took some really shocking selection calls in the last match against Sunrisers Hyderabad and the biggest surprise was the exclusion of hard-hitting batsman Shivam Dube from the playing 11. It surely looked as a tactical decision by the CSK team management as the southpaw batsman has delivered some crucial noticeable performances already this T20 season. Dube has notched up close to 250 runs from a total of 8 IPL 2022 matches at a remarkable strike-rate of 159.35
However, it looks very much unlikely that Shivam Dube will return to the Chennai Super Kings playing 11 for the today IPL match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. Also, during the first match against RCB in IPL 2022, the CSK left-hander smashed an incredible unbeaten innings of 95 runs off just 46 balls that consisted of 8 sixes and 5 fours.
Shivam Dube Stats in IPL
|Matches||Runs||Strike-rate||IPL 2022 Performance||Recent Form|
|32||646||132.92||247 runs (8 games)||8, 13, 19, 95*, 3|
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The only change which the Chennai Super Kings can make is the return of veteran pacer Dwayne Bravo in the side only if he is fully fit. In order to accommodate Bravo in the playing XI, one of Dwaine Pretorius or Mitchell Santner will have to warm the bench. It will also be interesting to see whether all-rounder Moeen Ali is available for selection or not.
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CSK Playing 11
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Devon Conway
3. Robin Uthappa
4. Ambati Rayudu
5. Ravindra Jadeja
6. Mitchell Santner
7. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
8. Dwaine Pretorius
9. Simarjeet Singh
10. Maheesh Theekshana
11. Mukesh Choudhary
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CSK 2022 squad: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Dwayne Bravo, Devon Conway, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Verma, Mukesh Choudhary, Simranjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana.
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