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IPL 2020, RR vs CSK: Player Ratings

Sai Krishna
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Modified 24 Sep 2020, 18:09 IST
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IPL 2020, RR vs CSK: CSK Player Ratings

Piyush Chawla had a nightmare outing against RR [PC: iplt20.com]
Piyush Chawla had a nightmare outing against RR [PC: iplt20.com]

Murali Vijay: 4.5/10

Vijay scored a run-a-ball 21 that didn't help the CSK chase too much, and got out to a rank half-tracker that he should have easily hit for six. The Tamil Nadu opener is walking a tightrope with respect to his place in the side, with captain MS Dhoni even saying after the game that the team didn't get off to a good start.


Shane Watson: 6/10

Watson seemed to be in decent touch, but his struggles with the incoming ball continued. The Australian struck some lusty blows but perished to a slider from Tewatia when he really should have converted his start into a big score.


Faf du Plessis: 8/10

Du Plessis struggled with his timing early on in the innings, but adjusted beautifully to the pace of the pitch as the game wore on. The South African registered his second successive fifty in IPL 2020 and was one of the major reasons behind CSK reaching a respectable total.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad: 2/10

Gaikwad came in at No. 5 and played an absolutely horrendous shot first ball. The young Indian batsman has faced his fair share of setbacks recently, but didn't take his opportunity in the absence of Rayudu. He was good in the field and produced a pinpoint throw to dismiss David Miller.


Kedar Jadhav: 5/10

Jadhav got his first taste of action in the middle and on a pitch that showed signs of slowing down, he scored 22 before nicking one off to the keeper. The all-rounder played a few good shots, but CSK will need him to step up much more in the coming IPL 2020 games.


MS Dhoni: 6/10

Dhoni may not have shown 'intent', but he achieved his desired objective by spending some time out in the middle. The CSK skipper hit 3 sixes off the final over to finish on 29*, but the game as a contest was over long ago. His form is crucial to CSK's fortunes in IPL 2020, and this hit might serve him well in the coming games.


Sam Curran: 7/10

Curran is already turning out to be a very shrewd signing, and he picked up 3 wickets while conceding only 33 runs. The Englishman flattered to deceive with the bat as he struck a few lusty blows before being dismissed in ugly fashion. He will need to convert his starts into big scores, and if he does, CSK may have a world-class all-rounder on their roster.


Piyush Chawla: 2/10

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Chawla had a nightmare game as he conceded 55 runs in his 4 overs. Often too full or too short, the leg-spinner was carted to all parts of the ground by Steve Smith and Sanju Samson. His wicket of Robin Uthappa did nothing to mask how woeful he was on the night.


Ravindra Jadeja: 5/10

Jadeja registered figures of 0/40 in his 4 overs, and his influence on pitches that don't offer much assistance is still under major question. The all-rounder came in as low as No. 8 and didn't get to face too many balls, and he'll have to step up his game in the upcoming IPL 2020 games.


Deepak Chahar: 6.5/10

Chahar was decent, although unspectacular, as he registered figures of 1/31 in his 4 overs. The Rajasthan pacer dismissed Jaiswal and bowled a good over at the death, especially given the conditions in Sharjah.


Lungi Ngidi: 2/10

Ngidi had a decent game up until the 20th over, but the shambolic 8 balls that he bowled effectively lost the game for CSK. Bowling two no balls and conceding four sixes off the first 2 balls, the South African threw away any momentum that the Men in Yellow had gathered up until that point.


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