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IPL 2024: Match 7 (CSK vs GT) – 3 Player Battles To Watch Out For
By CricShots - Mar 26, 2024 11:56 am
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The 2024 IPL season has kicked off with a bang, and two young Indian stars, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Shubman Gill, have impressed in their new roles as captains. Both CSK and GT secured victories in their opening matches, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter at the iconic M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja

These are just a few of the exciting clashes fans can look forward to in the CSK vs. GT encounter. With young captains leading the charge and established stars vying for dominance, this match promises to be a high-octane spectacle of cricket.

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Here are three key player battles that promise fireworks in Match 7:

#1 Rashid Khan vs Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane took an exceptional catch

This clash promises a fascinating duel between T20’s spin wizard, Rashid Khan, and the experienced batsman, Ajinkya Rahane, who’s seeking a comeback. Khan’s bag of tricks – googlies, sliders, and leg-breaks – has tormented batsmen for years. Rahane, returning to form with a fifty in the Ranji Trophy finals, needs to overcome his early struggle against spin. If Rahane can weather the initial storm, we might witness a masterclass in battling spin. But one lapse against a predator like Rashid Khan could prove costly.

#2 Ravindra Jadeja vs David Miller

David Miller
David Miller

Both Jadeja and Miller have started the season brightly. While Jadeja’s economical bowling and crucial unbeaten knock propelled CSK home, Miller’s handy runs and sharp catch kept GT in the contest. However, the real intrigue lies in their head-to-head battles. Jadeja has a history of dismissing Miller, and this match presents another opportunity for the wily all-rounder to outfox the South African power-hitter. Miller, known for his explosive batting in the death overs, will be itching to break free from Jadeja’s shackles and turn the tide for GT.

#3 Mohit Sharma vs Shivam Dube

Shivam Dube
Shivam Dube

This battle adds a touch of sentimentality as Mohit Sharma returns to Chennai, the ground where his IPL career began and where he tasted bitter defeat in the 2023 finals against CSK. Shivam Dube, meanwhile, has rediscovered his form, earning a comeback to the Indian team.

Both players are known for their ability to change the game single-handedly: Mohit with his experience and swing bowling, and Dube with his big-hitting prowess. Mohit, eager to prove a point against his former team, will look to exploit any chinks in Dube’s armor. Dube, on the other hand, will aim to dismantle Mohit’s attack with his explosive batting, potentially silencing the Chepauk crowd.