Over the past fifteen years, Chennai Super Kings’ preference for foreign openers has become one of their primary auction strategies. Mike Hussey was the first, then Faf du Plessis, and so now Devon Conway. Despite his tardy entrance in the upcoming 2022 Indian Premier League, the New Zealand batsman has paired with young Indian batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad to record three fifty-plus partnerships this season, two of which have been triple figures.
Nevertheless, unlike his former partnership with du Plessis, Gaikwad has demonstrated more potential to take on high-speed deliveries this season than he did against spinners in the two preceding seasons. Conway, but on the other hand, has established himself amongst spinners. Conway hammered Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel for 54 runs off just 20 balls in the match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.
Match Preview, Chennai Super Kings Vs Delhi Capitals:
Chennai Super Kings register their win against Delhi Capitals. Outcome of Toss came in the favor of Delhi Capitals. They opted for a bowl primarily. The match was conducted on the grounds of Dr. DY Patil Sports Academy, located in the region of Navi Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings gave Delhi Capitals the target of 208 runs at loss of 6 wickets in 20 overs. Unfortunately, Delhi Capitals were unable to reach the target set by CSK. Delhi Capitals made 117 runs and all out in just 17 overs. Thus, Chennai Super Kings registered victory by 91 runs. Chennai Super Kings top order batsmen, Devon Conway got crowned as Player of the match.
Conway did, meanwhile, exhibit a modest shift in approach when facing the pace bowlers against Delhi. Conway preferred to surge against the diversity in the Delhi tie, rather than employing sweep strokes. The batter then stated what prompted this transformational outcome during the post-match ceremony after receiving his Player of the Match award.
During his press conference, Conway stated that he has to lend credence to MS tonight. He swept a lot in the prior game, and he regrettably got out playing the sweep. And Dhoni told him that he believes the guys will try to bowl him fuller tonight. So maybe come out and hit them square in the face. So, Dhoni provided him with certain instructions to follow in order to try to implement it. That’s exactly what he attempted.
Conway’s 49-ball 87, which comprised seven boundaries and five sixes, guided Chennai to their fourth 200-plus total and a 91-run victory to keep their playoff hopes alive.