The fascinating T-20 cricket championship is not far now with 4 and a half days to go on. Only 112 hours to go from now for the IPL 2019 to start. The state of high-temperature is on with the start of IPL practice match. Yes, the individual practice match has been started for different teams in their home ground. It is the day of Raina who hit a half-century assists with 6 sixes. He has given indication before the first match of IPL of CSK against RCB.
The highest run scorer of the IPL until the date and the Chennai Super Kings hard hitter batsman Suresh Raina is prepared for the first half of the season. For now, he is looking positive in the form. While playing the first IPL practice match, all the batsmen were in pretty good form. The match was played between the Chennai players only and performing the 2 sides namely Bowling Lions and Batting Lions. The aim of this practice match was to see and analyze how the team players are performing after the one week of session practice. So, bowlers were there to show their capability while batsmen were to depict their ways of playing.
Chennai Super Kings: IPL practice match
Six players were on each side. Bowling side consisting of Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma and Chaitanya Bishnoi. Batting side includes Suresh Raina, Murli Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Dhruv Shorey, Rituraj Gaekwad and N Jagadeesan. As a fan what is good to see and to hear was that Raina has in him still a hard hitter. His performance shows his positivity towards the game.
However, the best performance was given by Deepak Chahar and Harbhajan Singh. Chahar took 1 wicket conceding 27 runs in 4 overs while Bhajji yields 1 wicket giving away 23 runs in his maximum 4 overs. Moreover, Shardul took 2 wickets with the economy 11.1. In the IPL practice match, Raina scored 56 runs while Rayudu too scores a good knock of 40 in 23 balls. The 26-yr old Dhruv Shorey show classic work hitting 43 runs in 23 balls with 3 sixes. Finally, batsmen did well putting up the massive 199 runs on the board. It can be clearly seen as a win for batsmen of Batting Lions.
In this 12th edition of IPL, one time more CSK will be lead by MS Dhoni. It is the defending champions and also the prediction of this year’s champion is over Chennai. Moreover, their team has more experienced players in comparison to young players. For applauding its team, fans in large number are coming to see them regularly in the stadium. In practice match also, people were there in large number which shows respect for the team and it’s a big advantage for the team before entering into the first IPL game.