IPL 2022, CSK vs GT: Chennai Super Kings, who’re already out of the playoffs race, misplaced 9 matches in a season for the primary time of their historical past. The 4-time champions are in peril of ending with the wood spoon.
Wriddhiman Saha and Gill fist bump throughout their 59-run partnership. (Courtesy: PTI)
- CSK have managed simply 4 wins in 13 matches to this point
- The 4-time champions have failed to succeed in the playoffs
- CSK have been hammered by table-toppers GT on Sunday
It’s gone from dangerous to worse for Chennai Super Kings because the 4-time champions have been outclassed by Gujarat Titans of their penultimate match of IPL 2022 on the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday.
It was CSK’s ninth defeat in IPL 2022 as MS Dhoni’s males slipped to a brand new low within the historical past of the T20 competitors. Never earlier than had the powerhouses of IPL misplaced 9 matches in a single season.
Even when they didn’t qualify for the playoffs for the primary time in IPL 2020, CSK had managed 6 wins and completed on the seventh spot within the 8-team desk.
CSK are in peril of ending with the wood spoon for the primary time of their historical past. The Super Kings have another match to play – in opposition to 2nd-placed Rajasthan Royals on May 20 – and they’re rooted to the ninth spot on the factors desk with simply 8 wins in 13 matches.
5-time champions Mumbai Indians, who’ve additionally had a horror run, are at the moment on the tenth spot with simply 6 factors from 12 matches. However, Rohit’s males can keep away from a bottom-placed end in the event that they handle to win their remaining fixtures – in opposition to SunRisers Hyderabad on May 17 and in opposition to Delhi Capitals on May 21.
On Sunday, CSK got here up with an abnormal show of batting on a troublesome pitch. Captain MS Dhoni conceded after the defeat that opting to bat wasn’t the precise resolution.
“To begin off, batting first wasn’t a very good thought. The quick bowlers their ball was not approaching. That’s why the batsmen discovered it robust to hit. The second half it bought barely higher. Spinners I felt each halves it was fairly even. Bit extra runs within the center overs would have been good,” Dhoni said.
CSK huffed and puffed to just 133 for 5 in 20 overs despite Ruturaj Gaikwad getting to another fifty at the top. CSK made multiple changes, handing debuts to 19-year-old Sri Lankan pace sensation Matheesha Pathirana, leg-spinner Prashant Solanki while bringing back Narayan Jagadeesan and Mithcell Santner.
Riding on a composed 67 not out from Widdhiman Saha, Gujarat chased down 134 with 5 deliveries to spare and confirm a spot in the top 2. Gujarat are the first and only team to reach the 20-point mark in the ongoing season.