IPL 2020, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings face-off: Jofra Archer vs MS Dhoni
To open the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 campaign against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday (September 22) with Rajasthan Royals (RR), England pacer Jofra Archer will have a key task in his hand to bowl. is. Death over for Steve Smith’s team. It is highly likely that Archer can take CSK captain MS Dhoni in those overs, which are also known for winning matches in such circumstances. Apart from Dhoni, the rest of the CSK batsmen will also face the wrath of Archer, but in Twenty20 matches, each bowler spends only four overs. With both teams looking equal on paper, Smith could reserve Archer for the death overs. Both teams will face face to face at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Tuesday.
Making his debut in IPL 2018, Archer was bought by RR for 7.20 crores. After playing 21 matches, the fast bowler has taken 26 wickets with an economy of 7.52. Archer has also scored 616 runs and bowled a total of 491.
Meanwhile, Dhoni, who made his IPL debut in 2008, has scored 4,432 runs in 19 matches at a strike rate of 137.76. His high score is 84. He has also scored 23 half-centuries, hitting 297 fours and 209 sixes.
In his first match of IPL 2020, Dhoni came to bat very late, facing only two balls in the CSK victory. He sent Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curren ahead of him.
Archer could be used in the final over for RR against the CSK captain depending on the circumstances. Dhoni is known for ending any type of bowling attack, but his age may be a factor.
Currently, the 39-year-old, Dhoni would occasionally appear off the bat during the 2019 World Cup. The 25-year-old Archer is considered one of the fastest bowlers in the world.
There will be an exciting match between the two, and could be the deciding factor in the match. Also, Dhoni has a point to prove that he was heavily criticized during the World Cup last year.
Note: All statistics courtesy iplt20.com