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Phil Salt Becomes the Fifth KKR Batter to be Dismissed on the First Ball of a Match

During the CSK vs KKR clash, Phil Salt becomes the fifth KKR batter to be dismissed on the first ball of the match.

Tushar Deshpande Dismissed Phil Salt on the Very First Ball of the Match

Chennai Super Kings’ opening bowler Tushar Deshpande dismissed Phil Salt for GOLDEN Duck and made an early breakthrough. Notably, Phil becomes the fifth KKR batter to be dismissed on the first ball of a match.

KKR batters to be dismissed on the first ball of a match

  • B McCullum vs RCB, 2009
  • Manoj Tiwary vs Deccan, 2010
  • J Kallis vs DC, 2014
  • J Denly vs DC, 2019
  • Phil Salt vs CSK, 2024*

As per the IPL 2024 schedule, CSK were scheduled to face KKR to play the 22nd match on April 8 in Chepauk Stadium.

In their last game, KKR made an outstanding opening partnership by scoring 60 runs for the first wicket in just 4.3 overs. CSK who were expecting an early breakthrough dismissed Philip Salt in the first ball of the match and slowed down the aggressive KKR batting unit for a while.

CSK needs to bag quick wickets and also needs to maintain a better economy rate to restrict the run flow. On the other hand, Sunil Narine who can change the direction of the game at any moment is still in the crease and looks dangerous with his bat.

In the 3rd over of the inning, Sunil Narine scored 19 runs and threatened CSK’s bowling unit.

After missing Matheesha Pathirana, Chennai Super Kings have included their inform overseas bowler Mustafizur Rahman in their playing 11 against KKR. Mustafizur missed CSK’s last encounter with SRH owing to a VISA process.

On the other hand, CSK also included Shardul Thakur for the first time in their playing11 this season. Sameer Rizvi who kickstarted his IPL 2024 campaign with a SIX also made his way back into the squad.

While Kolkata Knight Riders who won all their games of the IPL 2024 season so far will face Chennai Super Kings with the same playing11 which defeated Delhi Capitals by a whopping 106 runs.

Chennai Super Kings have so far played 4 matches and 2 matches and placed in 4th spot in the IPL 2024 Points Table. Notably, those 2 victories came out in their home venue – Chepauk.

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