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Mumbai : Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain Ravindra Jadeja has revealed that his team will be on the lookout for that elusive victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) later on Saturday at the DY Patil Stadium, which will give them “Momentum” to win the new season. to get back on track.

Three losses in three matches so far in IPL 2022 have seen the four-time champions finish eighth in the 10-team tournament and just above five-time champions Mumbai Indians, who are ninth with the same number of losses.

Additional motivation for victory can only come from Jadeja, as he plays his 150th match for CSK in the lucrative tournament. Only two CSK cricketers – former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (217 matches) and Suresh Raina (200 matches) – have achieved the feat for four-time IPL champions.

The two sides have faced each other 16 times in the competition so far, with CSK taking 12 wins and Sunrisers four. CSK would have been rested after a six-day break after their last match against Punjab Kings. While the focus was on training and practice, the team was also involved in bonding activities.

“In T20 cricket it is a matter of one match. If you win a match then speed gets in your way. A win will put us on the right track and give us momentum because all our players are so experienced that you don’t need to tell anyone anything because everyone knows their game. We are working hard in that direction,” Jadeja said before the match.

Both Super Kings and Hyderabad are chasing their first win of IPL 2022. Dhoni, Robin Uthappa and Shivam Dube have scored half-centuries for CSK in the first three matches. Dwayne Bravo has taken five wickets in three matches, while Dwayne Pretorius has taken four wickets in two matches. Chris Jordan also made an impressive start for the Super Kings with figures of 2/23 in 4 overs against Punjab Kings.

But it will be more about Jadeja and his historic 150th match on Saturday. Jadeja’s stint with CSK began in 2012 and the all-rounder has grown from a talented player to a senior politician during his decade-long stay.

He is the third highest wicket-taker for CSK, taking 110 wickets in 149 matches. With Willow, the left-hander has scored 1,523 runs for the Chennai team. And the 33-year-old would like to lead from the front in this crucial match.

He has played many stellar innings since the time he announced his arrival in 2012, scoring 48 off 29 balls in his second match for CSK against Deccan Chargers. That cameo helped Chennai win by 74 runs.

Fast forward nine years to 2021, and CSK are still looking for Jadeja to come up with a special performance that will guide the team to victory. Last year, Jadeja hit an unbeaten 62 off 28 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore to help the ‘Men in Yellow’ win by 69 runs. In that match, Jadeja dismissed Harshal Patel for 36 runs in an over.

Jadeja’s journey with the Super Kings marked another significant step ahead of the IPL 2022 season when Dhoni handed over the captaincy to him. Before the historic match, Jadeja said, “CSK is everything. This is a family. CSK is like my home now. I have been part of the team for 10 years. I don’t see myself playing for any other team. just.”

 

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