1. Hayden in uncommon place
MS Dhoni is aware of the contours of limited-over cricket greater than another participant. Kieron Pollard was on a rampage within the IPL 2010 ultimate between Super Kings and Mumbai Indians. When the 19th over began, Mumbai wanted 33 from 12 balls and it was not a tricky process contemplating Pollard’s presence and within the earlier over he had smoked 22 runs. Dhoni positioned Matthew Hayden at mid-off, albeit a extra straight mid-off. Pollard smashed Albie Morkel straight into the fingers of Hayden and Chennai received the trophy for the primary time.
2. Ashwin in opposition to Gayle
Murali Vijay and Michael Hussey made quickfire fifties as Chennai Super Kings made 205 for five in 20 overs within the IPL 2011 ultimate. It was a giant complete to chase within the MA Chidambaram stadium however Royal Challengers Bangalore had Chris Gayle of their line-up, who has been in pristine type that season. The Jamaican had made 608 runs from 12 matches at 67.55 at a strike-rate of 183.13 with two a whole bunch and three 50s. Gayle’s type had a giant position in RCB ending on the prime of the desk through the league part with 19 factors.
It required a particular effort to dislodge Gayle and Dhoni introduced in R Ashwin for the primary over in a shock transfer. Ashwin until then had 17 wickets from 15 matches at a formidable strike-rate 18.9 and his economic system stood at a frugal 6.1. In the fourth ball of the primary over, Ashwin trapped Gayle plumb in entrance to jolt RCB they usually by no means actually recovered, managing solely 147/eight as CSK efficiently defended their title.
3. Making Rayudu opener
Ambati Rayudu joined Chennai Super Kings forward of the 2018 season from Mumbai Indians, from he by no means actually received a constant run. There have been doubters over the CSK’s buy of Rayudu, a struggling batsman then. But Dhoni made him open in 2018, the season that marked CSK’s comeback into IPL fold after a two-year suspension. The transfer paid off handsomely as Rayudu made 602 runs that helped an excellent deal in CSK’s title run that season. He was the fourth highest run-getter behind Kane Williamson, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul, and in addition opened the doorways of Team India for him after just a few years.
4. Using Chahar in Power Plays
Deepak Chahar has been a pressure to reckon with in home circuit particularly within the red-ball format and swing has been his best ally. And situations in North India typically suited his fashion of bowling. But the sultry Chennai was a special problem and he additionally didn’t have outright tempo to hustle the batsmen. But Dhoni discovered a very good position for him.
The Jharkhand man entrusted Chahar the problem of bowling within the Power Plays. With the ball being new, Chahar managed to search out some swing within the preliminary overs that coupled with slowness of Chepauk pitch made the lifetime of batsmen depressing. Chahar grabbed 22 wickets in IPL 2019, third highest behind team-mate Imran Tahir (26) and Delhi Capitals’ Kagiso Rabada (25). The effort additionally pitchforked him to the Indian staff.