IPL 2023
Sanju Samson Knows Why The Pink City Turned Yellow Against CSK
By CricShots - Apr 27, 2023 8:26 pm
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No matter in which city the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, MS Dhoni is playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, the spectators are coming in to support him in big numbers. He recently acknowledged that this is the ‘last phase’ of his career. According to several reports, this might be Dhoni’s last IPL. A few days ago in Kolkata, fans turned up in huge numbers to support Dhoni. In Jaipur on Thursday, in the game against Rajasthan Royals (RR), it was not different. RR skipper Sanju Samson, after winning the toss, commented on it.

Sanju Samson
MS Dhoni and Sanju Samson

During the toss, Sanju Samson said, “We would like to bat first. We like to stick to our strength, which is to defend. It feels really great to play RR’s 200th game, feels great to be playing for 10 years. Would love to see some pink here today, but it’s yellow and we know that the reason is (smiles). Boult misses out due to a niggle, Zampa is playing in his place.”

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Sanju Samson won the toss and decided to bat first against CSK  in their reverse fixture at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium here on Thursday. CSK is at the top of the table with five wins, two losses, and 10 points. They won their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 49 runs.

   

RR is in the third position in the points table with four wins and three losses. They have eight points and lost their last match to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by seven runs. RR skipper Samson said at the toss the team is strong at defending its total.

CSK skipper MS Dhoni said the itch has a decent pace but the average bounce is slightly less. “We are trying to build characters in our team (bowlers) and make them believe in themselves. Same side for us.”

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Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shimron Hetmyer, Dhruv Jurel, Ravichandran Ashwin, Jason Holder, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Sharma, Yuzvendra Chahal

Chennai Super Kings (Playing XI): Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni(w/c), Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Akash Singh.