IPL 2023: So far in the 16th series, the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings have done pretty well. They are in the top four because they have won five of their eight games. CSK is in fourth place with 8 points and an NRR of +0.376. But in their last game, they lost by 32 runs to the Rajasthan Royals. This was a wake-up call for MS Dhoni and his team.
Now, CSK will play the Punjab Kings in their next game, which will be the first of two games on Sunday. The game will be held at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai at 3:30 p.m. PBKS is doing very well in the game, and it will be hard to beat them. So, CSK needs to put on a great show on Sunday. This piece will talk about three CSK players who can help win CSK vs. PBKS Match No. 41.
IPL 2023: 3 Key Players for Chennai Super Kings in CSK vs PBKS Match No. 41
3. Shivam Dube
Even though his team lost the last game, Shivam Dube was happy with his hitting. He had the best score on the team, with 52 runs off 33 balls, including two fours and four sixes. Dube is also one of the players on the team who has scored the most runs in this event. He is showing his most aggressive side.
So far, the left-handed player has hit 19 sixes and scored 236 runs, which is a very good strike rate of 157.33. He also has three fifty-fifty scores. Dube’s strength and ability to play quick cameos against any bowling threat make him a big problem for PBKS. CSK has given him permission to play wherever he wants, which is why he looks as dangerous as ever in this event.
2. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad is a big wicket for the four-time winner at the top of the order. He is at his best when he bowls against the other team, which is what he is doing right now. The right-hander is one of the top four players in the event in terms of runs. PBKS will know that they need to get rid of him as soon as they can.
So far, Gaikwad has made 317 runs in eight games, with 18 sixes, for an average of 45.29 and a strike rate of 149.53. He has also hit three half-centuries in this event, and Sunday in Chennai could be another big inning for him. He got 47 runs in the last game, but his team didn’t win. He has unfinished business to take care of, so he will try to do it against Punjab Kings.
1. Devon Conway
Devon Conway, a Kiwi star, has become the most important part of CSK’s top line. One reason why Chennai is doing well in this event is because of how well he starts games. He has scored the most runs for his team and is third overall. The left-hander didn’t do well against RR and was taken out early after giving up 8 runs. This will be on his mind.
On Sunday, he will try to do well against PBKS. Conway has made 322 runs in 8 games, for an average of 46 and a strike rate of 137.02. The left-handed player has also made four fifty-plus scores. At the top, Conway will be very important for Chennai because if he gets out, Chennai will be in trouble. As was seen in the last game against RR.