Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a staggering outing in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the Chinnaswamy stadium in the 24th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. They batted and bowled staggeringly well and won the game by just 8 runs to win their third game of the season. The game went down the wire but the visitors held their nerves better and bagged the game.
2 Changes CSK might do for the next game despite winning against RCB
Although it was a near-perfect game for the Chennai Super Kings, but there were some areas of concern for them as well. They are next slated to play SRH on Friday (21st April) and might be looking to make a few changes as well. Let’s take a look at two of them:
1. RS Hangargekar in place of Tushar Deshpande
Tushar Deshpande bowled decently well in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. But was expensive too. Since the last few games have been leaking runs, which has cost the team. Therefore the team can look to rest him and bring RS Hangargekar in his place for the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The pacer played the first two games and bowled exceptionally well but was benched after that. With Deshpande leaking runs at a fair rate, he will likely be rested for the second game.
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2. Mitchell Santner in place of Maheesh Theekshana
Ever since Maheesh Theekshana has joined the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) he hasn’t looked at his best and it’s fair to say that he has struggled with his rhythm. He went wicketless in the first game he played and then picked one wicket against RCB but conceded 41 runs. On the other hand, Mitchell Santner looked at his exceptional best in the games he played. He made the opposition look clueless and could be back in contention for the next game against SRH.
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