IPL 2019, Match 19: SRH vs MI- Key player battles to watch out for

IPL 2019, MI vs CSK: Key Player battles to watch out for

Mumbai Indians visit top-of-the-table Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad in Sunday’s second match. 


The Sunrisers have been in top form this season, with a close-run defeat against KKR in their opening game their only blip in a free-scoring season which has seen them win the three subsequent games on the trot. Mumbai, meanwhile, have blown hot and cold, with 2 victories and defeats apiece. However, beating the Chennai Super Kings in their last encounter will give them momentum coming into the game as they face the mighty men in orange.

Sunrisers have been firing on all cylinders, especially at the top of the order. Jonny Bairstow and David Warner have been in scintillating form match after match, with an average opening stand of nearly 120 runs this season, and both sit pretty at the top of the Orange Cap standings. But the worries do not end there for Mumbai. Such has been the strength of the Hyderabad team that Kane Williamson has been given a lengthy rest in his recovery from injury, with the Afghan allrounders Mohammad Nabi and Rashid Khan filling the remaining of the foreign quota. Add to the mix the pace trio of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Siddharth Kaul, and Sandeep Sharma, and the completeness of the team is evident and a middle order boasting of the likes of Vijay Shankar and Manish Pandey, and the completeness of the team is evident.

Mumbai meanwhile have been erratic in their execution in the 4 games they have played, but there is no doubting the talent in the squad. The likes of Quinton de Kock, Rohit Sharma, Suryakumar Yadav, and Yuvraj Singh have all looked in good nick in different games, but have not shown real consistency. The Pandya brothers, would, of course, be key with their big hitting and useful bowling, as would be Kieron Pollard. The bowling though has been on the expensive side, with the exception of Jasprit Bumrah, who has been excellent as usual. The inclusion of Jason Behrendorff from the last game have provided the Indians a big boost.

Here are the key battles in the game to watch out for:

Jonny Bairstow vs Jasprit Bumrah

Well, truth be told, either of Bairstow or Warner could have been included here. But, considering the recent marauding form, we have gone ahead with the Englishman, who has usually taken the onus to be the aggressor at the top. Bairstow has 246 runs in his 4 games, at an imperious strike rate of 167.34. The Sunrisers opening stand has been impermeable till now, and Mumbai would be depending on their best bowler to get an early dismissal. Bumrah, as usual, has been incredibly economical at 7.02 but would look to add to his 4 wickets this season to give Mumbai a chance.

Also Read: Fantasy Guide for this match

Rohit Sharma vs Bhuvneshwar Kumar

The battle of the captains. Rohit Sharma has not really fired this IPL, with the exception of a 48 scored against Bangalore. He, however, is key to the Mumbai innings. Mumbai need to get a good opening partnership going a la their opponents today. Thus, it is essential for Rohit to stitch together a partnership with Quinton de Kock at the top. Facing him would be his counterpart Bhuvi, who has not been in the best of form. The right-armer has picked just 2 wickets at an economy of 9.60 and would look to change all that and strike early into the Mumbai innings.

Hardik Pandya vs Rashid Khan

The two enigmatic all-rounders, Hardik Pandya, and Rashid Khan can be called the trump cards of the respective teams. Hardik has been incredibly vital at the final overs of the Mumbai innings, with quickfire knocks to push his team’s overall to more respectable numbers. With a strike rate of 204.65, it is essential to keep him quiet if the Sunrisers do not wish to leak 20-30 runs too many at the death. And that responsibility shall fall on Afghan talisman Rashid, whose economy of 5.81 this season shows exactly how quiet he can keep opposing batsmen. He has been the calling card at the death and will look to outfox and dismiss Hardik to make it advantage Hyderabad.

Warner-Bairstow becomes second pair after Kohli-de Villers to hit centuries in same innings

IPL 2019, MI vs CSK: Fantasy Team Predictions

Hyderabad has seen a huge run fest during the game against Bangalore. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow both smashed centuries and guided to a huge total of 231 after 20 overs against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). 


RCB won the toss and chose to field first. Openers Jonny Bairstow and David Warner started the innings on a high note. They didn’t allow the bowlers to create pressure on them. 

David Warner has been in a formidable form from the beginning of the season but today Jonny Bairstow took the charge. Newbie Prayas Roy Barman’s second over to Bairstow was a remarkable one. At first, he hit a maximum over deep cover, then back to back boundaries and reached his maiden fifty in the IPL off 28 balls.

While Bairstow was hitting big shots, Warner held at the other side. He completed his half-century in the 13th over. However, by then both of them made the highest partnership for SRH. Bairstow didn’t slow down his scoring and reached his maiden IPL hundred in the 16th over.

Finally, he got dismissed in the 17th over for 114. Both he and David Warner made a 185-run opening stand which surpassed Gautam Gambhir and Chris Lynn’s 184*-run partnership for the Kolkata Knight Riders against the Gujarat Lions at Rajkot in 2017.

This partnership broke Shikar Dhawan and Kane Williamson’s 176-run opening stand against the Delhi Daredevils at the Ferozeshah Kotla in 2018. This has become the highest partnership for SRH for any wicket now.

However, after Bairstow’s century, it was David Warner who took on the bowlers and completed his 4th IPL century in the final over when he hit Siraj for a boundary behind square on the off-side. 

Also Read: In IPL So far 3 Indians have scored 99 runs in an innings 

With this century, SRH openers became the second pair after Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to do so in IPL. Kohli and de Villiers smashed centuries against Gujarat Lions in Bangalore in 2016. Their century stand becomes the fourth pair in the list of two individual 100s in the same innings in T20-cricket:

K O’Brien and H Marshall, Gloucestershire v Middlesex, Uxbridge, 2011
V Kohli and AB de Villiers, RCB v GL, Bengaluru, 2016
A Hales and R Rossouw, R Riders v C Vikings, Chattogram, 2019
D Warner and J Bairstow, SRH v RCB, 2019

However, similar innings were played by Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers for RCB in 2016 when they took on Gujarat Lions. After Gayle’s early dismissal, AB de Villiers joined Kohli on the field. Both the batsmen punished the bowlers till the end. AB de Villiers was more dangerous, he reached his century in the 16t over where he hit three maximums and a boundary.

After getting a hundred, de Villiers didn’t show any mercy to the bowlers. Then Kohli chose Shivil Kaushik in the 19th over where the first ball went for a six over the covers. The second one went for a boundary through the same area. The next three deliveries were consecutive sixes from Kohli and the last delivery went for 2 runs. Before the over, Kohli was on 65 off 45 and the over ended with Kohli on 95 off 51.

Kohli reached his ton by hitting a maximum and ended up scoring 109 off 55 with the strike rate of 198.18 which included 5 boundaries and 8 maximums. On the other hand, AB de Villiers remained unbeaten at 129 off 52 with the strike rate of 248.07 which included 10 boundaries and 12 sixes.

In today’s match, Bairstow’s 114 came off 56 balls with a strike rate of 203.57 which included 12 boundaries and 7 sixes. David Warner took 55 balls to reach his ton which came at a strike rate of 181.82, including 5 boundaries and as many sixes.

Both the scores came for winning causes and hopefully, this IPL will bring many more performances like these.

IPL 2019 Player Battles | Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2019 Player Battles | Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals

The Chennai Super Kings have had a perfect two and 0 start to the IPL and now host a dejected Rajasthan Royals team who have lost both their opening games despite some good performances. 


Chennai Super Kings, as expected have had a brilliant start to the IPL and have convincingly won their first two games against RCB and the Delhi Capitals. CSK return to their hunting ground Chepauk and after coming under a huge amount of scrutiny for delivering a sub-par wicket that turned way too much the association and the pitch curators will be under the pump. Rajasthan need a win desperately, they have played well and have even dominated phases of the game this Season but seem to have made mistakes in important moments of the game. To be honest the Chepauk stadium isn’t the best place to go for an away team, let alone a dejected away team. But this is a funny game and a few key battles here and there may just turn the game around. 

Also Read: The Fantasy Predictions for this match

Suresh Raina vs Jofra Archer

Suresh Raina is the highest all-time run scorer with 5034 runs and it’s safe to say that Suresh Raina is one of the IPL greats. He may not have had the ideal career at the International stage with the Indian team but he has consistently over the last 12 years come good for CSK. With such great numbers, it should be noted that against Rajasthan Royals Suresh Raina is very impressive. Raina has scored 569 runs against the Royals which is the most any batsman has scored against the men in pink. These kinds of stats give the players a psychological edge before the first bowl is even bowled. Suresh Raina has struggled with the short-ball in the past and Rajasthan’s Jofra Archer would be looking to exploit this weakness and will try to send Raina back to the dugout early.

Sanju Samson vs Harbhajan Singh

Sanju Samson can take a whole lot of confidence from his sensational innings of 102 (55) despite eventually losing the clash, it can be said that Sanju Samson is one of the biggest talents on the show for this encounter. Speaking of encounters, Sanju Samson really seems to like going up against the experienced Harbhajan Singh. For Chennai Harbhajan Singh is one of the best and most economical spinners in IPL history that’s why Sanju Samson who has hit him for 56 runs in 41 balls is the highest run-getter against the veteran bowler. Though scoring at this same rate in the middle overs may just prove to be fruitful for the Rajasthan Royals.

IPL 2019 Player Battles | Kings XI Punjab vs Mumbai Indians

IPL 2019, KXIP vs MI: Fantasy Preview

The Kings XI Punjab host three-time IPL Champions Mumbai Indians at the IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. 


Both teams have one win and one loss apiece but the momentum will be with the Rohit Sharma led side after their controversial yet big victory against the Royal Challengers Bangalore.

Kings XI Punjab will be happy to return to their home ground considering they had a perfect record at the IS Bindra Stadium last Season winning all four games at home. Mumbai Indians are known to be slow starters and usually, don’t get their winning momentum going till the second half of the tournament but going by their performance against RCB last night Mumbai are looking to get rid of their ‘Slow Starters’ tag. Here are a few players that could change the game for both sides.

Also Read: Takeaways from the KKR vs KXIP game

Jasprit Bumrah vs Chris Gayle

Jasprit Bumrah hasn’t gotten the ‘Universe Boss’ out in IPL cricket but remember Bumrah sending Gayle’s off-stump cartwheeling in the 2016 World T20? Bumrah possesses the lethal weapon of bowling a terrific yorker at a blistering pace. That is exactly how Bumrah can get Gayle out at the start of the innings, cramp him up for space and get him LBW or bowled. Gayle has looked in brilliant touch over the last few months especially in the England series where he seemed to be hitting sixes for fun. Bumrah is easily rated as one of the best in the world if not the best and he will surely be tasked to get the big man from Jamaica out. KXIP and MI depend on these two heavily and it promises to be a scintillating encounter.

Andrew Tye vs Hardik Pandya

Hardik Pandya was striking the ball really well against RCB the other night in his blistering cameo of 32(14). Pandya has been renowned to go after bowlers in the death and he will be coming up against a specialist this time around in Andrew Tye. The Australian paceman is sensational in the closing overs and is the defending purple cap holder with 24 wickets in 14 innings. Tye has a wonderful mix of slower deliveries with so much variety, he bowls the knuckleball, the back of the hand slower one, the off-cutter, the split-finger, and the cross-seamer. With so much variety, Tye has all the arsenal to bamboozle batsman and pick up wickets in the fag end of the innings. Pandya is in a good vein of form and this is definitely one of the battles to look forward to.

IPL 2019 Player Battles | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals

IPL 2019 Player Battles | Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals

One of IPL’s most consistent and balanced sides, Sunrisers Hyderabad take on one of the most inconsistent and erratic sides, Rajasthan Royals. 


Both teams are coming off disappointing results, more so because they were in control for a majority of the game. SRH were in cruise control, KKR’s required run-rate crept up to 18 with three overs to go but a special knock of 49* (19) from Andre Russell took the game away from the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, were victims of probably one of the most controversial moments of this year’s IPL, Jos Buttler seemed all set to guide his side to an easy win against the Kings XI Punjab before Ashwin ‘Mankaded’ Jos Buttler for backing up. RR plummeted from then on and from 110/2 in the 13th over to 170/9 losing by 14 runs. Both sides saw their main players perform but Rajasthan Royals and Sunrisers Hyderabad failed to close out their games, this time around the players will need to be clinical. Here are the battles to look out for. 

Rashid Khan vs Jos Buttler

Buttler is undoubtedly Rajasthan’s most important player and Rashid Khan is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s X-Factor when it comes to their bowling attack. Buttler has been in sublime form over the last few months in T20 cricket and the Englishman has picked up exactly where he left-off last Season. It’s a shame that much like last Season Rajasthan will be without the swashbuckling Batsman for the entirety of the Season, till Buttler leaves they will be hoping he wins enough games for them single-handedly so as to push Rajasthan onto a playoff berth comfortably. Rashid Khan is the most deadly leg-spinner in the IPL and the Afghanistan international thrives on challenging situations. Rashid can turn the ball both ways and his quick action deceives even the best batsmen. It would truly be an exciting matchup between these two.

Also Read: Was Ashwin right to  Mankad Buttler? 

David Warner vs Jofra Archer

David Warner scored an 85 off 53 balls in his comeback game and the Sunrisers fans rejoiced at the return of their most prolific batsman. Warner has had a turbulent year and it was refreshing to see him return to his best. Jofra Archer has been sensational in T20 leagues around the world, he’s quick, accurate and can ball yorkers at will. Archer is a part of the core for Rajasthan and he will need to do well if they are to book a playoff berth. Archer is lethal with the new ball and is equally effective in the death overs. How David Warner would deal with Archer could set the tempo for the game.

IPL 2019 Player Battles| Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

IPL 2019 Player Battles| Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Mumbai Indians

After an embarrassing start to the tournament, the Royal Challengers Bangalore return to the Chinnaswamy Stadium in hopes of getting their first win of the tournament as they take on the Mumbai Indians. 


Virat Kohli and his RCB side were thoroughly embarrassed in their opening game defeat against CSK. While Mumbai Indians, on the other hand, started their IPL campaign exactly the way they seem to every season, with a loss. MI and RCB have been known to be slow starters in the IPL and have often kicked off their campaigns in the latter half of the Season. Needless to say, both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma will be looking to change that. Both RCB and MI have proven match winners on their sides and here are some battles you should look out for.

Krunal Pandya vs AB de Villiers

Krunal Pandya forms the core of all-rounders along with brother Hardik for the Mumbai Indians. Krunal also incidentally has a brilliant record against AB de Villers, having dismissed him four times in the past. ABD is in desperate search of runs and considering that RCB’s batting is so heavily dependent on him and Kohli, the South African will have to come good against Mumbai Indians. This would be an interesting match-up and something AB de Villiers and Krunal Pandya will be looking forward to.

Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma

Virat Kohli has been and is India’s captain in all three formats of the game, but it has long been debated on whether Rohit Sharma should take over the captaincy from Kohli in the T20 format. There is one contributing factor to all these arguments, Virat Kohli has failed to win the IPL in his 6 years as RCB captain while Rohit Sharma has won the 3 IPL Titles in the exact same tenure as captain. Virat Kohli has been revolutionary for India and even in the IPL, no one can forget that sensational 2016 he had where he scored 973 runs at an average of 81. But the fact of the matter is that Kohli hasn’t been able to take RCB over the line and Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has led his side to three titles.

These are just psychological battles but the real face-off between both these players would be on the field. Both Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore are heavily dependent on Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli respectively and both captains will have to be on their best form in this exciting clash!

IPL 2019 Player Battles, Match 4: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

IPL 2019 Player Battles, Match 4: Rajasthan Royals vs Kings XI Punjab

The Rajasthan Royals host the Kings XI Punjab in what is touted to be the perennial underperformers taking on each other. Both teams have a strong set of players that very well can set the IPL alight. 


Rajasthan Royals and the Kings XI Punjab have been underwhelming over the last few Seasons. The Rajasthan Royals barely made the playoffs last Season and the Kings XI Punjab started well last Season only to derail towards the end of the Season. Both teams don’t have the weight of expectations on them but certainly have the potential to be good world class teams. Here are some of the Player battles you should look out for.

Chris Gayle vs Jofra Archer: The Battle up top

Many had ruled Chris Gayle out last Season and claimed that the ‘Universe Boss’ was close to hanging up his boots. Gayle turned up for the Kings XI Punjab after almost going unsold in the auction and getting picked up for his base price of 2 crores in what was virtually the last bid of the auction in 2018. Gayle has come a long way since then he put in a few match-winning performances for the Kings XI Punjab last Season and has been absolutely phenomenal for West Indies. Jofra Archer similarly has been a sensational T20 player across the globe and has established himself as a specialist in the format. The battle up top between these two would be very interesting and both players are key to their team’s chances.

The Karnataka player battle. 

Both teams have 5 Karnataka players amongst each other, KL Rahul, Karun Nair, and Mayank Agarwal in Kings XI Punjab and Krishnappa Gowtham and Shreyas Gopal in Rajasthan Royals. All 5 players have played so much cricket with each and will know each other’s games in and out. There are bound to be some strategies in the respective think tanks to neutralize each other. The Karnataka boys form a part of the Indian core for both sides and it will be pivotal that they perform.

Mohammed Shami vs Jos Buttler

Mohammed Shami has been in scintillating form over the last couple of months emerging as one of the top Indian fast bowlers. His raw pace, line, and length have reaped fruits in white ball cricket and Shami was picked up for a whopping 4.80 Crore. Jos Buttler has also established himself as one of the most lethal opening batsmen in the shorter format with a perfect balance of his innovativeness and power. It would be an interesting battle up front.

IPL 2019 Key Player Battles, Match 3: Mumbai Indians vs Delhi Capitals

IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: Fantasy Team Predictions

The Mumbai Indians take on a new look and a new named Delhi outfit. The Delhi Capitals will be taking on IPL giants Mumbai Indians and both sides will be hoping their big-ticket players come good. 


Mumbai Indians have the tendency to start slow and a fun fact is that in each of their 2013, 2015 and 2017 IPL victories they lost their opening games. The Delhi Capitals haven’t seen any positives in the IPL over the last few years hence the change in name from the Delhi Daredevils to the Delhi Capitals is their hope of getting a fresh start. Here are a few battles to look forward to when Delhi Capitals take on the Mumbai Indians.

Pandya Brothers vs Axar Patel: The Gujurati All-rounder battle

All-rounders are worth their weight in Gold in the T20 format and there will be three from Gujarat on show tonight. Axar Patel from Delhi Capitals will be going up against Mumbai Indians regulars Hardik and Krunal Pandya. Patel has been successful in the IPL with both bat and ball with the Kings XI Punjab while the Pandya brothers have been a crucial part of the Mumbai Indians over the last few Seasons. This Gujarati face-off will be interesting to see because on days when a side’s all-rounders click in both departments you are likely to end up on the winning side. Patel will be hoping to justify his while Hardik and Krunal will be looking to excel in their respective off-spin and Medium pace departments while pitching in with the bat as well.

Delhi capitals vs Mumbai Indians: The mentality

All battles aside both teams need to fight the stereotypes that have been formed against them. The Mumbai Indians will be expected losers today with their slow starter tag and the management along with captain Rohit Sharma will want to start strong in order to not get typecast.

While the Delhi Capitals will be hoping to not only change their name but change the perception that they as a team are pushovers and are perennial underperformers. The mentality of both sides is what will define the outcome of the game. On one hand, we have the Mumbai Indians tree-time IPL Champions, brilliant fan base but they will be under the pump to start well. On the other side, we have Delhi Capitals who will be looking to start afresh and leave no signs of their Delhi Daredevil days in their performances. This would be their biggest battle.

IPL 2019 Key Player Battles, Match 2: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

IPL 2019 Key Player Battles, Match 2: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad

With the 12th edition of the IPL well underway, we have a look at the second game of the tournament. KKR and SRH, both have some genuine match winners on either side and here are a few you need to watch out for. 


Following the underwhelming start to the Indian Premier League last night where we witnessed probably one of the most one-sided opening games in the history of the IPL. Fans of the tournament will be hoping that the second game would live up to the high expectations the IPL has set for itself across the years. So here are a few player battles in the KKR vs SRH game that could see the quality of the game increase exponentially. 

Sunil Narine vs Bhuvaneshwar Kumar: The battle at the Top

Over the last couple Seasons of the IPL Sunil Narine has proved himself as a quality all-rounder who not only bowls a disciplined four overs but someone who is extremely explosive at the top. Narine is absolutely fantastic in the powerplay overs and has very often gotten KKR to a blistering start. The onus will be on SRH strike bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, who is easily one of the best new ball bowlers in the IPL, to stop Narine from exploiting the field restrictions in the first six overs. This player battle will set the tone of the game and is a battle a lot of us will be looking forward to.

Andre Russell vs Vijay Shankar: Which All-rounder will prevail?

Andre Russell is probably the best all-rounder the Indian Premier League has ever seen. Bold statement, but just have a look at his numbers for KKR, 890 runs in 50 games in the IPL at a mind-blowing strike rate of a 177.29 to go with that Russell has 44 wickets with an average of 28.43. These are some special numbers but the SRH will be hoping that new acquisition Vijay Shankar can come out on top in the all-rounder battle. Shankar is a relatively inexperienced IPL player having bowled only 6 overs in his whole career and has scored only 313 runs. But his recent exploits with bat and ball for the Indian team have really set the expectations high for the 28-year-old. This all-rounder battle will be an exciting one. 

David Warner vs Shubman Gill: Critical phases for both players

A peculiar player battle I know, but hear me out. I would tout these two batsmen as the most important batsmen for their respective sides and not only based on skill but also based on the phase in their career. David Warner has almost won everything the game has to offer but post his year-long suspension, Warner enters a very critical juncture in his career where he would be looking for redemption and also has the perfect opportunity to prove his point. Gill, on the other hand, is at the opposite end of the spectrum a 19-year-old with a bundle of talent. Gill is almost India’s prodigal son, the heir to the Kohlis and Sachins, not to put any pressure on the teenager but these comparisons have come out before. Gill and Warner will have a point to prove and to show that they belong here and for that, there is no better stage than the IPL

Suresh Raina completes 5000 IPL runs

Suresh Raina completes 5000 IPL runs

HIGHLIGHTS

Suresh Raina became the first-ever batsman to complete 5000 runs in the opening game vs RCB

Suresh Raina needed just 15 runs ahead of the match to reach the 5000 runs milestone

Virat Kohli is still 46 runs away from the above feat 


Suresh Raina, who is at par with CSK skipper MS Dhoni in terms of most consecutive appearances in the Indian Premier League, has become the first-ever batsman to complete 5000 runs in the marquee T20 league. Raina has thus solidified his place at the top spot of in the list of the all-time highest run-scorers in the IPL.

The official IPL handle tweeted:

Earlier, the BookMyShow-backed fantasy sports and fan engagement company ‘Fantain Sports’ had signed Indian cricketer Suresh Raina as its brand ambassador, ahead of the 12th edition of the IPL. The Indian left-handed middle-order batsman is the face of the company across all its brand communication campaigns that have embarked.

Raina, who is also the first Indian batsman to score a century in all three formats in international cricket, was a significant part of India’s winning squad at the World Cup in 2011. However, the 31-year-old who had a dip in form over the last couple of years hasn’t been able to impress the BCCI selectors since.

The Chennai Super Kings batter last appeared in an international match for the Men In Blue back in July 2018 while India was touring England. Meanwhile, the World Cup squad for India still has a vacancy- i.e. the No.4 spot- and as many eyes are set on that, Raina could as well make it to the World Cup mix.

Coming back to the game, the season-opener between the defending champions and the Royal Challenger Bangalore. Suresh Raina needed just 15 runs ahead of the match, while RCB skipper Virat Kohli was 52 runs away from the 5000 mark in the IPL. Raina, who scored 19 off 21 on Saturday, won the race to the milestone- ahead of Kohli.

The moment was certainly special for the 31-year-old Raina as a huge turnout at the MA Chidambaram stadium in Chennai- the home ground of the Chennai Super Kings- got to witness such an outstanding feat of their ‘local'[franchise] hero. 

Also Read: Top 3 teams of IPL 2019