Ravindra Jadeja led side Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a disastrous IPL (Indian Premier League) 2022. CSK finished second last in the points table with only 4 wins in 14 games.
CSK’s net run rate was slightly better than Mumbai Indians. Otherwise, they would have finished last in the points table. Mumbai Indians (MI) also had a very poor outing in the IPL 2022 with four wins in 14 games.
CSK’s net run rate was -0.203 and MI’s net run rate (NRR) was -0.506.
Chennai Super Kings’ journey in the IPL 2022
CSK didn’t have the start they wanted in the tournament. They lost the first game against Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets.
CSK even lost their first 4 games of the tournament against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Punjab Kings (PBKS), and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). They lost to LSG by 6 wickets, PBKS by 54 runs, and SRH by 8 wickets.
First win for CSK in the IPL 2022
CSK’s first win in the tournament came against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
In that game, CSK were 36 for 2 at one stage in 6.4 overs. After that, R Uthappa and S Dube put on a 165 runs stand for the 3rd wicket. The former made 88 off 50 balls with 4 fours and 9 sixes. And S Dube remained not out on 95 off 46 balls with 5 fours and 8 sixes. The pair hit the RCB bowlers all over the park and helped CSK to put a big total of 216 on the board.
R Jadeja, the captain got out on a first ball duck in that game. W Hasaranga, got him on the very first ball, caught by A Rawat.
RCB managed to score 193 runs on the board with a loss of 9 wickets. CSK won the game by 23 runs. S Dube was adjudged man of the match for his outstanding 95.
But CSK lost their next game against the IPL 2022 winners Gujrat Titans (GT). Such is the campaign for the team CSK. And for the captain Ravindra Jadeja.
Ravindra Jadeja left the captaincy in the middle of a tournament
Ravindra Jadeja left the captaincy in the middle of the tournament to focus on his game. His game was affected due to the pressure of captaincy.
When CSK lost against Punjab Kings on April 25 by 11 runs, Ravindra Jadeja decided that now he will not be the captain of the franchise anymore.
MS Dhoni again handed over the captaincy and CSK won their next game against Sunrisers Hyderabad by 13 runs.
With the help of R Gaikwad’s 99 and D Convey’s 85 not out, CSK scored 202 on the board. The bowlers did the rest of the job to restrict SRH to 189. M Choudhary took 4 wickets in that game.
The other two wins of CSK in IPL 2022 came against MI by 3 wickets and Delhi Capitals (DC) by 91 runs.
All n all, CSK didn’t have a good IPL 2022. You cannot expect this performance, especially from a franchise like CSK. They won the IPL title 4 times; 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021 under the leadership of MS Dhoni. CSK had the reputation of a big franchise and they are one of the most successful teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
They also had a quiet IPL in 2020. But they came back stronger in IPL 2021 and won the title for the fourth time. They beat KKR in the final of the IPL 2021.
R Jadeja’s performance in the IPL 2022
Captain Ravindra Jadeja’s own performance is not good in the tournament. He scored only 116 runs in the 10 games he played. His average was 19.33 and a strike rate of 118.
With the ball, he only took 5 wickets in 10 games with an average of 49.60. His bowling strike rate was 39 with the best figure of 3 for 39.
Ravindra Jadeja also had a very poor IPL 2022. He is a very better player than this. R Jadeja sets his standard very high.
Will R Jadeja be retained in the IPL 2023 by CSK?
Now the question is will he be retained in the IPL 2023 by CSK? Earlier in some reports, there are news that there is something wrong happening between Ravindra Jadeja and the CSK franchise.
There were also reports that both Ravindra Jadeja unfollowed CSK’s insta handle.
When MS Dhoni left the captaincy before the IPL 2022, he said that Ravindra Jadeja is the perfect replacement for the role of captaincy for CSK. He is an integral part of the franchise for so many years.
But what happens now is not good. And there might be a possibility that he will not be retained by CSK in the IPL 2023.
We will find out in December. The BCCI has decided the mini auction of the IPL 2023 in December 2022. Let’s see what happens there.
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