Decoding Chris Gayle's IPL performance against Chennai Super Kings
Punjab Kings and Chennai Super Kings meet each other in match number eight of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season on Friday. The match is set to be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. With another high-scoring game expected at this venue, Punjab's veteran batsman Chris Gayle will be the cynosure of all eyes. Here we decode his performance against CSK.
Chris Gayle's IPL numbers and his performance against CSK
In 133 matches, the swashbuckling Gaye has scored 4,812 runs so far in the IPL at an average of 41.12.. He has amassed six tons and 31 fifties so far with a best of 175*. The Universe Boss has registered 388 fours and 351 sixes. Against Chennai, the senior opening batsman has racked up 385 runs at 29.61. He has registered three fifties.
Gayle versus top CSK bowlers
Gayle has managed to score 45 runs off 26 balls by leg-spinner Imran Tahir, while Tahir has dismissed him once Against Shardul Thakur, the former RCB player managed to score 13 runs off 10 balls, while the latter has never dismissed him. He has scored 28 runs off 20 balls by Deepak Chahar, while Chahar has never dismissed him
Gayle's numbers across powerplay, middle and death overs
Gayle has scored 319 runs at an average of 37.4 in the powerplay overs (1-6). The southpaw has registered 1,936 runs at an average of 48.4 in the middle overs (7-15). Meanwhile, he has contributed with 556 runs at an average of 39.71 in the death overs (16-20).
Gayle can have an influence at number three
Gayle will bat an number three once again. With KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal settled as a duo, Gayle benefits largely by the work these two put in. Gayle can be a big threat for CSK and can power the Punjab Kings to score effectively.