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Yuzvendra Chahal Inches Closer To Historic IPL Record As RR Battles PBKS In Thrilling Encounter

A considerable amount of praise is attributed to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is currently second only to Jasprit Bumrah in the contest for the Purple Cap. Chahal has amassed 10 wickets in the tournament so far.

Edited By : Shashwat Nishant | Updated: Apr 13, 2024 16:30 IST
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In their next IPL 2024 match at Mohali, Rajasthan Royals will face off against Punjab Kings this Saturday. Rajasthan Royals are leading the table with eight points from five matches, having secured four wins and suffering one defeat. Their lone loss this season was against Gujarat Titans in their last game, and they’re eager to get back to their winning streak.

In their four victories this season, Rajasthan Royals have dominated their opponents in every aspect of the game. A significant portion of the accolades belongs to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who is currently trailing only behind Jasprit Bumrah in the race for the Purple Cap, boasting 10 wickets to his name.

Chahal is on the verge of making IPL history this Saturday, as he is just three wickets away from becoming the first bowler ever to reach 200 dismissals in the tournament.He currently holds the record for the highest number of wickets in IPL history, with 197 scalps in 150 matches. He leads the pack ahead of Dwayne Bravo, who is in second place with 183 wickets, and Piyush Chawla in third with 181.

Rajasthan Royals owe a great deal of gratitude to Riyan Parag, who has shown a remarkable resurgence this season. He currently sits in second place in the Orange Cap race, having amassed 261 runs in five matches, including three half-centuries. Additionally, skipper Sanju Samson is not far behind, occupying the fourth position with 246 runs to his credit.

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Despite their commendable performance, Rajasthan Royals still have room for improvement in certain aspects. They were the top wicket-takers during the PowerPlay overs in IPL 2024, claiming nine wickets, with Trent Boult leading the pace attack with five dismissals. However, they have experienced a dry spell in the last two matches, failing to take a wicket during this crucial phase.

In their recent encounter against GT, RR suffered a defeat by three wickets despite impressive half-centuries from Parag and Samson. Parag showcased his prowess with a blistering 76 off 48 balls, while Samson contributed a quickfire 68 off just 38 deliveries. On the bowling front, Kuldeep Sen emerged as the standout performer for RR, clinching three crucial wickets, while Chahal chipped in with two dismissals.

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First published on: Apr 13, 2024 04:30 PM IST

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