Chennai Super Kings still have a chance to qualify for the play-offs. Chennai Super Kings won their first IPL match of the 2022 season. Despite losing four matches in a row, Chennai Super Kings are at the bottom of the points table but their resounding victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore on Tuesday will provide oxygen.
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Probably this is the last IPL of India’s popular wicket keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni and so he wants to make an impression. Although Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquished his captaincy from the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL in 2022, he is still in very good form. Chennai Super Kings, led by Rabindra Jadeja, did not have a good start in 2022. However, a 23 run win over Bangalore on Tuesday still kept the playoff hopes alive.
After winning the toss, Royal Challengers decided to bowl for Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings batted first and were bowled out for 216 for four by Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dubey. Bangalore, on the other hand, lost their 9 wickets for 193 runs at the end of 20 overs. Shivam Dubey’s unbeaten 46 off 95 balls was enough to make the difference and Shivam Dubey became the man of the match
Except for Shahbaz Ahmed from Bangalore, no one could hit the roof. The death of the sister of Herschel Patel, one of the most powerful and popular polar players in Bangalore, has prevented her from playing this match which has served as a disadvantage for Bangalore. On the other hand, Deepak Chahar, one of the most popular bowlers of Chennai Super Kings, has not yet joined the Chennai Super Kings due to unfitness. However, it is expected that he will participate in the next part of IPL from April 22.
Can Chennai Super Kings enter Playoffs? Here’s calculation
They need to win at least 6 of them to retain any chances of getting into play offs, at least in theory. If the Chennai Super Kings win 6 more matches, they can have a tally of 14 points but that may not be enough to get them to the play-offs because IPL 2022 is a 10-team tournament.