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“This Franchise Is Different”: Shivam Dube Sums Up What Makes CSK Unique | Cricket News

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After his side’s victory over Gujarat Titans (GT) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) match, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Shivam Dube said the Yellow franchise is unlike any other and gives him freedom has given in its gameplay. The Chepauk fortress remained untouched as the Chennai Super Kings registered a comprehensive 63-run win over the Gujarat Titans in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 on Monday.

After the match, Dube said in the post-match presentation: “This franchise is something different from all the others. They give me freedom. They want me to do better and I also want to win some matches. I have worked that way ( hitting short balls). It helps me. I know they will bowl me some short balls and I am ready for that. They want me to do the same as today (his role). They want me to score with a higher strike rate and that is what I do.”

In the IPL 2024 so far, Dube has scored 85 runs in two innings at an average of 85.00 and a strike rate of 166.66, with the best score of 51.

Since joining CSK in 2022, Dube’s fortunes have turned for the better. In 29 matches for CSK, he scored 792 runs at an average of 36.00, with six half-centuries in 27 innings and a strike rate of 158.40.

His final season with the Yellow franchise was his best ever IPL season and played a crucial role in the team’s record victory, which equaled its fifth title. In 16 matches and 14 innings, at an average of 38.00, Dube amassed 418 runs at a strike rate of 158.33, with three half-centuries. His best score was 52. He was the 13th highest run-getter that season.

Shivam’s numbers at CSK contrast sharply with his average to just decent numbers for Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019-21) and Rajasthan Royals (2021). In 15 matches for RCB, he scored just 169 runs at an average of 16.90 and a strike rate of 122.46, with a best score of 27*. He also took four wickets.

In nine matches for RR, Dube made 230 runs at an average of 28.75 and a strike rate of 119.17, with 64* being his only fifty.

His performances for CSK earned him a call-up to the Indian team for the first time after 2020 and in eight matches and five innings for Team India he scored 171 runs at an average of 171.00, with two fifties and also took three wickets . . With the ICC T20 World Cup just around the corner, Dube is sure to put the selectors on notice with his performance for a spot as an additional all-rounder to pace bowling all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

At the start of the match, GT put CSK to bat first. Fiery knocks from Rachin Ravindra (46 in 20 balls, with six fours and three sixes), skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad (46 in 36 balls, with five fours and a six) and Dube (51 in 23 balls, with two fours and five sixes) took CSK to 206/6 in 20 overs.

Rashid Khan (2/49) and Spencer Johnson (1/35) were among the bowlers’ choices for GT.

During the chase, GT lost wickets at regular intervals. Sai Sudarshan (37 in 31 balls, with three fours), Wriddhiman Saha (21 in 17 balls, with four boundaries) and David Miller (21 in 16 balls, with three fours) tried to argue but it just didn’t work. enough. GT were restricted to 143/8 and lost by 63 runs.

Tushar Deshpande (2/21), Deepak Chahar (2/28) and Mustafizur Rahman (2/30) were the best bowlers for CSK.

Dube took home the ‘Player of the Match’ award.

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