The 68th match of IPL 2022 was played between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Chennai Super Kings at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Coming to bat first, Chennai Super Kings scored 150 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs due to the half-century innings of Moeen Ali. In reply, Rajasthan Royals won the match by 5 wickets with two balls remaining.
At the beginning of this season, Chennai Super Kings made Jadeja the captain of the team, but perhaps this decision overshadowed the team. Under Jadeja’s captaincy, Chennai lost a total of 6 matches and when the captaincy came in the hands of Dhoni, it was too late. Also some players got injured and by the time this team could prepare its best playing 11, the matter was out of hand.
For The First Time Such A Record Was Registered In The Name Of Chennai.
Chennai Super Kings became the IPL champion for the fourth time in IPL 2021, but in the 2022 season, Chennai’s performance was very poor. As soon as Jadeja became the captain, the bad phase of the team started, due to which he was stripped of the captaincy and Dhoni was made the captain again.
However, by the time Dhoni became the captain of the team, the matter had gone out of hand. Chennai lost 10 out of 14 matches. This is the first time in the history of IPL that the Chennai team has lost 10 matches in a season. With this, this is the second time that Chennai Super Kings have not qualified for the playoffs. Earlier in the year 2020 also, the team of Chennai could not qualify for the playoffs.
Chennai’s Performance In IPL 2022
If we look at the performance of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022, out of their 14 league matches, this team has won only 4 matches while losing 10, in Jadeja’s first 8 matches. Under his captaincy, the team lost 6 and won 2. At the same time, after Dhoni became the captain, Chennai played 6 matches, out of which the team won 2 and got a crushing defeat in 4.