The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper, MS Dhoni, won the toss three times in the matches played in its home ground, the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium and always elected to bowl. Keeping in Mind the factor that dew is the disadvantage as the team batting second, it becomes difficult for the spinners to grip the ball and the seamers to get the right length, But Dhoni likes to believe in chasing the targets at CSK’s home ground in IPL (Indian Premier League).
As the Chennai-based franchise is in hope to defend their title, the reputed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras chose to help their skipper by making a decision based on the scientific facts and figures.
IIT-M Professor Vignesh Muthuvijayan gave a question and asked his students that what Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni should do after winning the toss in the IPL Qualifier 1 scenario against Mumbai Indians.
The Question given by Professor read “Dew can play a major role in day-night matches. Excessive dew in the outfield makes the ball wet. For spinners, the challenge is to grip the wet ball and get it to impart spin.” Further, put the question the professor describes that it is difficult for bowlers to hit the desired length and this can be the disadvantage for the fielding team. The question continuing as “For fast bowlers, it is difficult to hit the desired length. Hence, this can put the fielding team at a disadvantage. During IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings(CSK) are likely to play a qualifier at Chepauk Stadium on May 7. As per the weather forecast on May 7, the relative humidity in Chennai is expected to be 70 percent.” And after this, he is talking about the Scientific facts and figures than asked the question as “The temperature at the start of the game is expected to be 39 degrees. At the beginning of the second innings, the temperature is expected to drop to 27 degrees. Based on this info, if Dhoni wins the toss would you recommend batting or fielding first. Justify your answer.”
A screenshot of the question paper goes viral on social media with the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) shared it on the official Instagram account.
Talking about the match, Dhoni won the toss on Tuesday and opted to bat as CSK managed to score a modest total of 131/4. On the other hand, Mumbai Indians chased down the target with nine balls to spare, winning the game by six wickets.
As Mumbai Indians beat Chennai Super Kings by six wickets in the first Qualifier, the Amazingly talented Suryakumar Yadav played one of his finest knocks on a challenging track, and the team enters in IPL final for the fifth time on Tuesday.
MS Dhoni-led CSK has been erratic after a bold and strong start to the IPL 2019 and by six-wicket defeat to Kings XI, Punjab at Mohali they finished their league engagements on Sunday. But now Chennai Super Kings will be happy to return to their den to take on one of the strong team of this IPL Mumbai Indians (MI), probably their biggest IPL rival, to choose which team seals the first spot in the May 12 final.
After the heartbreaking loss against Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings will get another opportunity at the IPL 2019 final as they will be against on the winner of ‘Eliminator’ between SunRisers Hyderabad and Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Friday.