CSK vs SRH: With 13 matches over till now, this season of IPL made sure all the teams had faced a loss within a span of 12 matches in this season. It’s getting to so tough to predict who will sit on the top 4.
CSK vs SRH
With so much happening around this season, the Super Kings have been kept quiet in their last 2 matches. Not only by losing it, but they also looked they’ve lost it in the halfway of the match. They are still looking for a perfect playing11 in this season. With MS Dhoni hinting about the sixth bowling option for his team in the post-match presentation against DC, fans are eager to see the changes in the team.
With Rayudu and Bravo have recovered from their injury, they have a good chance to bring back them into the 11. Especially Rayudu at the top playing Watson. Bringing Bravo into the 11 can create chaos in the overseas quota. But Bravo with his tons of experience can always be helpful for CSK with the ball as well as with the bat.
On the other hand, SRH has rejuvenated themselves by registering their first win of this against DC after starting with two losses. They have brought in Kane again and made the batting look better than before and Natarajan bowling those yorkers towards the end to Pant and Stoinis, seems like SRH has got some positive vibes before this match.
Stats and Strategies to look for:
Teams won the toss had chosen 36 out of 55 times to bowl first in Dubai since 2018, but batting first teams has a slight edge winning 29 out of 55. Even in this year of IPL, bowling 1st team has only won twice but the captains are opting to bowl first.
Looking forward to this game, the Watson-Bhuvneshwar contest will be a key one. Bhuvneshwar has dismissed Watson 3 times with just a strike rate of 94. But Shane Watson has an incredible record against SRH scoring two fifties and a century against them.
MS Dhoni needs two more sixes to cross 300 sixes in T20s.
Natarajan has bowled 16 yorkers in his three games this year and made his team win against DC with 6 of them came in that match.
Manish Pandey need 69 more runs to get pass 3000 IPL runs to become 12th Indian batsmen to do do.
Likely playing 11 of both the teams:
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, R Gaikwad/N Jagadheesan, Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(c)(wk), Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood.
David Warner(c), Johnny Bairstow(wk), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan.
KXIP defeated RCB by 97 runs, thanks to their captain who lead them from the front and scored a match-winning knock of 132 which is the highest score by an Indian batsman and by an Indian captain.
CSK vs DC:
It’s the old vs young. Let’s see who has the upper hand. Although MS wasn’t playing more than 12 months the focus was more on him than any other player. In the last match, he batted lower-down the order making others play which backfired at him. This debate went on a rage for the past few days and we will be findings answers in today’s clash.
The bad news for CSK is Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo will not be available for today’s match but they are recovering well which is a good sign.
Good news for DC is Ashwin is seen training in the gym in his recent instagram post.
Stats and Strategies to look for:
Rishab Pant has been a key man for DC since 2018, averaging 40 and a strike rate of above 150. But Lungi has the upper hand over pant bowling six balls dismissing him 2 times conceding only 7 runs.
Although Shane Watson hasn’t had a good start, he can be explosive in the middle overs. He has the strike rate of 185 and hits boundaries every 3.8 balls from overs 7-15 which will be key for CSK. DC’s bowlers Axar and Mishra had dismissed him 5 and 6 times respectively and those two are their trump cards against Watson.
Since 2019, Sam Curran has the strike rate of 194 which is the second best to Andre Russel, considering minimum of 100 runs.
MS Dhoni needs two more sixes to reach 300 sixes in T20s.
Rabada has taken at least 2 wickets in his last 8 matches in IPL, equalling Lasith Malinga who did in 2012. Can he do it again to cross Malinga’s record?
Likely 11s of CSK and DC:
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi.
Prithvi Shaw, Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishab Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Axar Patel, R Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada, Mohit Sharma, A Nortje.
We had a good nail-biter yesterday. Some injuries were also part of that, hope the players especially Marsh comeback soon for SRH. With only 3 days over, we are on the 4th day of IPL2020 and RR is going to take on CSK in match 4 of Dream11 IPL 2020.
Can Smith produce a quality 11 for RR amidst Buttler and Stokes not playing in today’s match?
Coming into today’s match RR is forced to fit their foreign players as Stokes returns to his family in New Zealand and Buttler still in quarintine, Smith has to provide a 11 with the limited options available.
But fortunately, they some good options too, in the likes of Yashasvi Jaiswal, Robin Uthappa, Tom Curran, and David Miller. Particularly Jaiswal and Uthappa can open the innings and if they fire, RR can surely provide some good results.
Tom Curran and David Miller will be a good option to replace Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler. Tom Curran has performed well in the recently played Eng vs Aus series and had a good BBL season last year playing for his team Sydney Sixers to clinch the title.
Considering CSK, Ruturaj Gaikwad has been tested negative and will be for selection in today’s match. With today’s match is set to play in a high scoring venue Sharjah, MS may think of a 6th bowling option Shardul Thakur replacing Murali Vijay who had a bad day in their first match against MI.
Stats and Strategies to look up for:
In the last season of IPL other than Buttler there were no other batsmen with a strike rate above 120. This can be addressed if Miller has a good season because when previously played in UAE at 2014, he had the 3rd highest Strike Rate.
Ravindra Jadeja has dismissed Smith 6 times so far and this can make MS to hold up Jadeja’s 4 overs to attack against Smith.
Jofra Archer has dismissed Ambati Rayudu twice and Shane Watson once which is a worrying stat for CSK as already there are too many top-order woes since last season.
Since 2018 CSK had won 3 out of 4 times against the Royals.
The chasing teams has won 26 out of 46 T20s played in Sharjah and the pacers has dominated here taking 64% of wickets since 2018.
The average score here is 161 and the average winning score is 175 since 2018. It clearly depicts the chasing team has the upper hand here.
Likely playing 11s of RR and CSK:
Robin Uthappa, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(wk), Steve Smith(c), David Miller, Riyan Parag, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Varun Aaron/ Ankit Rajpoot
Chennai Super Kings:
Shane Watson, M Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi.
Written by Amarnath Siddaradi | Updated: September 13, 2020 08:11:02 pm
The India-China dis-pat
On-going tensions between India and China are going into the crucial phase. India and China are doing the Mirror deployment of their Army. Indian Army is also keeping a close on the Chinese aggression at LAC.
After the Indian Special Frontier Force dominated the heights of Pangong Tso lake. The PLA is not able to digest the fact that many tops are occupied by the Indian Army as of now.
On the events of 9th and 10th September, the troops PLA counted as 40 soldiers, tried to frighten the Indian Army. The Chinese PLA fired 10-12 shots in the air. Indian Army was ready for any kind of aggression.
45 years of peace on LAC
The shots were fired after 45 years at LAC. In the past, the firing exchange took in the year 1975.
The PLA soldiers postured in an aggressive manner near the stand-off area with the rods, spears, clubs, and pole weapons. It was clear that PLA was ready for another clash.
The Indian Army maintained high professionalism and the brigadier level meeting was held to solve this matter. Still, the tensions are at the same level, and not in a mood to meltdown.
The Chinese said that the disengagement must be over by winter, as the Chinese PLA doesn’t have the experience of High Altitude and low temperatures. The Indian Army is serving at Siachen is ready for the winter deployment at LAC with warm tents and winter clothing.
Written by Vardhini Mohan | Updated: September 9, 2020 09:39:02 am
Online classes, just like anything else, has its own pros and cons. The perspective really depends on your situation. For example, during a pandemic, all of us do not have any option but to shift to online classes and other online forms of service and learning.
What are beneficial?
Let’s see some way online classes are beneficial for us. If the student has a lot on his/her plate i.e., extremely busy to be spending time in traveling, online classes would be a savior of time for such students.
Although half of the online class refers to school/college teachers following a fixed time table 5-6 days a week, half of the other online classes are where students enroll themselves into online class from pre-recorded sessions which gives them the freedom to learn at their convenient timings.
On the same topic, since these online tutorials do not require any extra fees or travel costs, we can surely say that it is extremely cost-effective for the students. It definitely is more cost-efficient. On this topic, we can also add that there are no weather and environmental constraints.
For school/college students, in case they missed some credits, they can easily sit at home and complete the subjects and earn their credits.
Do you think it’s detrimental?
Although we have all these pros, I personally for sure think that it is not as effective as a one-to-one class.
There is a very high chance that the teacher might poorly instruct which can affect the students greatly.
The online classes, however the teachers try, will lack discussion and concentration from the students’ side. Due to the lack of communication between them, the students are at a great loss of time and knowledge while the teachers still struggle to make their point.
Most of the teachers have no choice but to explain and teach using a PowerPoint presentation, which has become the least attractive method of learning for students. Although there is no fault of teachers in this method, at the end of the day, students are the ones at loss.
Most of the students, as a result of being shy, do not bring these problems up and end up learning nothing, and somehow manage to pass their examinations and tests and let it go.
In comes positive news for the Chennai Super Kings camp, all players and support staff tested negative for COVID-19 in the first of two follow-up tests, confirmed Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of Super Kings, according to Cricbuzz.
Relief for the Super Kings fans!
Kasi Viswanathan told Cricbuzz, “The first test came back negative, there is one more test,”. The second test will be held on September 3 and if the results come out negative then they will start training from September 4, he added.
The Super Kings are the only team that has yet to start training, and their quarantine period is extended after multiple members, including two players, tested positive. They arrived in Dubai on August 21 and were supposed to start training from August 28. However, the positive COVID-19 cases in the camp forced them to delay their preparations for the 2020 IPL, which will start on September 19.
Although, the 13 members, followed by Ruturaj Gaikwad in the next day, who previously tested positive are in a different hotel undergoing a two-week quarantine. Those members will undergo the two additional tests after their quarantine period ends.
In accordance with Standard Operating Procedures to be followed during the IPL, everyone associated with the tournament will be tested upon arrival in the UAE, and also there will be testing on days 1, 3, and 6 of their quarantine period at the team hotel. If all these tests give you negative results, these players would be allowed to train only after testing negative on all three could the players to train.
The Super Kings will also be encouraged by the arrival of Faf du Plessis and Lungi Ngidi, who joined the team on Tuesday (September 1). They will have to quarantine themselves for a period of six days and undergo tests and, once they pass them, they will be able to join the team’s training from 8 September.
Former President of India and veteran of Indian politics, Pranab Mukherjee breathed his last on Monday (31 August). He was 84 years old. The information was announced by his son Abhijeet Mukherjee. The veteran politician was found to be coronavirus positive when he went to the Army Hospital for treatment. At the hospital, he underwent surgery for a blood clot in the brain.
Abhijeet tweeted, “With heavy heart, this is to inform you that my father Pranab Mukherjee has passed away despite the best efforts of doctors and prayers, prayers and prayers at RR Hospital.”
Pranab Mukherjee’s health worsened and he remained on ventilator support for days.
Shri Pranab Mukherjee
It was five decades in Pranab da’s political career, the highest point of which came when he became the President of India. He was in the President’s office from 2012 to 2017. But before he assumed the highest position in the land, Pranab Mukherjee was the backbone of the Indian government on more than one occasion.
He was Finance Minister, Defense Minister (2004-2006), Foreign Minister (2006-2009) between 2009 and 2012.
Pranab Mukherjee was a staunch Congressman. But this did not stop him from his duties during the years of NDA rule.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has repeatedly expressed gratitude for the guidance he received from President Pranab Mukherjee during his first term in the Prime Minister’s Office.
Pranab Mukherjee was awarded the Padma Vibhushan in 2008 and the Bharat Ratna in 2019.
IPL 2020: 13 members of Chennai Super Kings contingent including an Indian pacer is tested positive for Covid-19 in Dubai. ESPNcricinfo understands that there is only one player among those who tested positive, and the rest of them include members of the support staff and some network pitchers.
Chennai Super kings to postpone their training
Now this made the Super Kings postpone its training starting date to September 1. According to IPL’s Permanent Operating Procedures (SOPs), everyone who tested positive will now need to undergo at least two weeks of quarantining and clearing two more tests before they can rejoin the group.
Now we can understand that the positive test results are from the final round of testing in the United Arab Emirates, which is part of the IPL Covid-19 protocols, which comprise three tests that are mandatory for everyone who is part of the tournament. Under the protocol, all people would be tested at the airport upon landing in the United Arab Emirates, followed by three tests on days 1, 3, and 6. The protocol also requires everyone to undergo a six-day quarantine after landing where they aren’t supposed to even mingle with team members or colleagues. Only after team members pass all mandatory tests can teams begin their training.
According to the original schedule, Chennai Super Kings would have started their training on Friday. However, their preparations are now in disarray. So far, both the franchise and the IPL has not made any public comment.
The IPL will begin on September 19, but the schedule has yet to be finalized. The development is sure to put the IPL on alert simply because the Super Kings, who finished runners-up in 2019, is expected to face the defending champions of the Mumbai Indians in the first tournament.
Chennai Super Kings underwent a 6-days conditioning camp in Chennai including an Indian contingent and after that, they landed in Dubai. That group included most of the senior Indian players on the team, including captain MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, and Piyush Chawla.
According to the tournament’s SOPs, those who test positive must be “immediately isolated from the rest of the team.” The SOPs also says that “contact tracing” must “begin immediately.”
If the person is “asymptomatic or has mild symptoms,” then they should be isolated outside the biosecure bubble for two weeks from the “first day of symptoms or a positive PCR test report, whichever is later.”
The individual is also unable to train during the 14 day isolation period and full rest is recommended. If symptoms worsen, you will be transferred to a tournament accredited hospital.
After involving the isolations, the affected player must undergo two negative PCR test with 24 hours apart and and after that cardiac screening will be held for the player. If he passes all, he will be allowed to resume team activities.
Welcome to the Part-4 of the IPL 2020 series. In the previous part, we analyzed the strengths and weaknesses and playing 11 of both Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Capitals. Hope you enjoyed the part-3 of this series. Let’s get into the part-4.
Now, we are going to see about the two teams(CSK and KXIP) who are completely in terms of their past records. CSK are way ahead of KXIP when compared with their achievements and their fanbase.
CHENNAI SUPER KINGS
Chennai Super Kings is one of the greatest teams in the IPL history also one of the greatest cricket clubs in the world, is known for their achievements they’ve achieved so far. They have won 3 IPL titles, 2 CLT20 titles, and 6 Fairplay awards so far. Many well-known players played for this club, but this team is known for their captain MSD, who has to lead the team right from the 1st season of IPL till now.
CSK has never failed to qualify for the playoffs. CSK has second-highest wins in IPL history second best to their arch-rivals MI but they have the highest win percentage than MI. A lot of emotions come out from their fans as their two leading players have retired recently.
My opening pair for CSK will be Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu. This pair has been a backbone for CSK’s victorious run in IPL 2018. Shane Watson scored 555 runs and took 6 wickets along with Ambati Rayudu who scored 602 runs for CSK in IPL 2018.
In the previous season, they weren’t among the runs, so it made the captain make Faf du Plessis open the innings for CSK. Faf can also open the innings but as for now, I think it’s better to play with an Indian opener as they can use a pacer in the overseas slot to strengthen their bowling attack.
The no.3 for CSK will always be their one and only Suresh Raina. Raina who has retired recently is fondly called “Chinna Thala” by their fans is known for his consistency in his entire IPL career. Though he wasn’t amongst the runs in recent times, he will be the no.3 for CSK at any cause.
Middle and lower-middle order:
My No.4 for CSK will be Kedar Jadhav. This Indian batsman is a good player of spin, and can come handy with the ball with round arm action. Playing for CSK he hasn’t played good for his team, except his one notable knock against MI sustaining with a hamstring injury.
My No.5 for CSK will be their captain, MS Dhoni. Playing at no.5, one should know how to finish games, and as well as if the top order fails, the No. 5 batsmen should play responsibly. Dhoni is a master in both of the roles. So he will be a perfect No.5 for CSK. This wicket-keeper batsman has played a ton number of innings for CSK and helped cross the finish line.
My No.6 and No.7 will be Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo. These two all-rounders are handy both with bat and ball. These two can support Dhoni to finish the innings as well. Jadeja will be helpful for CSK in the dry UAE conditions as well as Bravo’s slower ones.
CSK has a good bowling attack with a heavy spin-attack and a decent pace-attack. Deepak Chahar will be their front-line pacer. He will bowl with the new ball and swings it in and out of the batsman.
Their second pacer will be among Sam Curran, Lungi Ngidi, and Josh Hazlewood. They will go for Sam Curran if they need a left-arm pacer and also Curran is a good batsman who will be handy lower down the order. It should be wise to choose one of the three.
Imran Tahir will be my second spinner. He has played a vital role in CSK’s success for the past two years. This leggie is a goto bowler MS at crunch situations. My other bowler will depend on the conditions, if they play in seaming conditions, I would go for Shardul Thakur or if it is a spin-track, I would choose between Chawla or Harbhajan.
Strengths and weaknesses:
CSK’s strength has always been its captain MS Dhoni. His mastermind tricks will be handy for them at any part of the play. Another strength for them is their spin attack. Last season many teams struggled to play against their spinners. While this year’s IPL is going to be played in UAE, obviously spinners will come into play.
Their weakness will be their death-bowling and their top-order batsman. Both failed to improve in the last season of IPL. Their death bowling is a serious concern. They have added some pacers to their attack this season, so hoping for good bowling towards their end.
My playing 11 for CSK:
Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, K Jadhav, MS Dhoni(c)(wk), D Bravo, R Jadeja, Sam Curran/Ngidi/Hazlewood, D Chahar, S Thakur/Chawla/ Harbhajan, I Tahir
Kings XI Punjab
Kings XI Punjab will be lead by their young captain, hoping for a good season this year. This team has never come with the same team, each year they will bring changes in their team. They haven’t had a huge success and never won the IPL title, but played some good cricket here and there. Their one notable season is in 2014, where they reached the finals and lost to KKR. In that season, Glenn Maxwell played a huge role for KXIP’s success and he’s part of this team too.
KXIP has one of the best opening pair in this tournament. Kl Rahul and Chris Gayle- what a pair it is! Gayle towards the twilight of his career, expected to play some good innings for his fans. Kl Rahul with his recent form, will be a blitzkrieg kind of attack if Gayle too comes into attacking zone.
My no.3 for them will be Mayank Agarwal. Agarwal is a good player of both spin and pace. He can be crucial for Punjab’s success by anchoring the innings, while the others can play their aggressive role.
Middle and Lower-middle order:
Glenn Maxwell will be their no. 4. This aggressive batsman was away from cricket to improve his mental stability is expected to comeback in this IPL. He has to play responsibly in the middle-order or else the teams middle order will be brittle. So Maxwell will be crucial for their middle-order’s success.
Their 5, 6, and 7 will be Mandeep Singh, Deepak Hooda, and Krishnappa Gowtham. These three will be helpful in UAE conditions as they can play spin and bowl too(Hooda and Gowtham).
Nicholas Pooran also can play in their middle-order, if their Indian Bowlers are strong enough to play in the 11 so that they can go for a batsman in the overseas slot but they obviously need two bowlers from the overseas slot to strengthen their attack.
M Shami will lead their pace attack. Shami has come a long way in his career and he will be vital for their bowling attack. Sheldon Cottrell will be their second pacer. They have many overseas pacers to choose from. Their third pacer will be a young-Indian pacer for sure. Mujeeb-ur-Rahman will lead their spin-attack. This young Afghan is known for his unpredictability.
Strengths and weaknesses:
Their strengths is their aggressive batting and their overseas slot is strong enough to play in the 11. Their weakness is their captain is inexperienced and young. He is expected to lead the team from the front by his batting. Other than the overseas players, the Indian players are young and inexperienced.
My playing 11 for KXIP:
Kl Rahul(c)(wk), C Gayle, M Agarwal, G Maxwell, Mandeep Singh/ N Pooran, D Hooda, K Gowtham, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman/J Suchith, M Shami, S Cottrell, Ishan Porel/ Arshdeep Singh.
They can also try Jimmy Neesham, if they need an allrounder.
Apple is opening its retail store in Singapore and it is unlike anything we have seen. The upcoming Apple Store is located in the famous Marina Bay Sands and is shaped like a giant orb that appears to float on the water.
Apple stores are known for their design and creativity. Apple, in the past, has opened several stores in Milan and New York City alike, which have attracted attention for their architectural brilliance. Now, the company is opening another Apple store that takes its design expertise to the next level. This is Apple’s first Floating mobile store which is expected to open with the release of the iPhone 12 series.
During the day, Apple’s upcoming store is merging well with Singapore’s Horizon. During the night, the place comes to life. Images from the Apple Store appearing on Twitter reveal that the giant floating orb is illuminated from the inside and is stunning against the country’s horizon.
Apple has not given an exact date as it is about to open an upcoming Apple store in Singapore. However, the company says it will ‘soon open the doors to our new store by the bay’ and ‘it will be at the center of creativity, we are the space created by you to capture your ideas and passion.’
Existing Stores in Singapore
As far as other details are concerned, there is not much information about Apple’s upcoming Apple Store yet. However, according to a report by MacRumours, this will be the third Apple Store to open in the region in just three years and Apple’s 512th worldwide.
In addition, the publication has also shared what appears to be marketing material for the upcoming Apple Store. One of the spots shared by the publication states that “an elevated broadwalk and underwater passage connects the pavilion to the shore and The Shops to Marina Bay Sands.” The shape of the structure reports an entirely new store layout. “
It is worth noting that this is the third Apple store in the country. In addition to Marina Bay Sands, Apple has two Apple Stores in Lion City, located at Knightsbridge Mall and Jewel Changi Airport in Orchard Road. We are looking forward to knowing how the floating mobile store from Apple could increase its sale in Singapore.