Slow left-arm spinners generally do well in T20s, plus he can also bat a bit. Then why doesn't he stop runs, take many wickets, or bat quicker in the IPL?
On a day when Chennai Super Kings crawled to the lowest Powerplay score (27 for 1) and the lowest 10-over score of the season (54 for 2), Ambati Rayudu smoked 79 off 37 balls at a Smart strike rate of 288.54
Chennai Super Kings came back from a slow start to post 128 off their last ten overs and edge Sunrisers out in a four-run win
Shikhar Dhawan retired hurt after being hit on his elbow on Thursday *and did not train with the Sunrisers on the eve of the match.
The allrounder from Australia doesn't have the spectacle or cult-hero status of a Gayle or Dhoni. But he can more than match their exploits with bat in hand
Chennai Super Kings, meanwhile, found a solo hero for the third time in four matches
After a poor 2017, Watson has done well to raise his game and show he's still got it
The Australia allrounder sizzled against his former team to score his fourth T20 century as Super Kings reigned supreme at their adopted home ground
Their batsmen aren't exactly explosive off the first ten deliveries they face. It hasn't hurt them yet this season, but can that last?
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The 'Whistle Podu Express' will carry around 1000 fans from Chennai to Pune, with the team management to bear all expenses
Both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, who are recovering from injuries, trained on the eve of the match against Rajasthan Royals and could be fit to play on Friday
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The smart stats leaders and laggards after the first ten days of IPL 2018