MS Dhoni CSK Captain: In a massive breaking news, Ravindra Jadeja has handed over the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captaincy duties back to MS Dhoni for the remainder of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) season. Earlier ahead of the tournament, MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy responsibilities to Jadeja and the veteran wicket-keeper batsman was playing so far for the first time as a pure player in the IPL. However, things did not work out really well for the Chennai Super Kings this year.
In the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, defending champions Chennai Super Kings have managed to win just two out of their eight matches so far. CSK are currently slotted at the 9th position on the points table. However one of the major reasons for stepping down as the captain can be Ravindra Jadeja’s individual form in the tournament.
In 8 matches of IPL 2022 so far, Ravindra Jadeja has scored as many as 112 runs at a strike-rate of 121.74. With the ball, the left-arm spinner has picked up only 5 wickets at an economy of 8.19.
Ravindra Jadeja Stats in IPL
|Matches||Wickets||Runs||IPL 2022 Performance||Recent Form|
|208||132||2498||112 runs & 5 wickets (8 games)||21*, 0/30, 22* & 1/25, 3/39, 23 & 0/21|
“Ravindra Jadeja has decided to relinquish captaincy to focus and concentrate more on his game and has requested MS Dhoni to lead CSK. MS Dhoni has accepted to lead CSK in the larger interest and to allow Jadeja to focus on his game,” said an official statement released by the Chennai Super Kings franchise.
The Chennai Super Kings will be playing against the Sunrisers Hyderabad on 1 May, 2022 (Sunday) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune. This will be the second encounter of the day.
CSK Playing 11
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
2. Robin Uthappa
3. Mitchell Santner/Moeen Ali
4. Ambati Rayudu
5. Ravindra Jadeja
6. Shivam Dube
7. MS Dhoni (C & wk)
8. Dwaine Pretorius
9. Dwayne Bravo
10. Maheesh Theekshana
11. Mukesh Choudhary
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