IPL 2019: MS Dhoni eyes major landmark as Rajasthan Royals host Chennai Super Kings

first_imgChennai Super Kings are on a roll in their title defence in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019. Having lost only one match to Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede, CSK, with five wins from six matches, are on top of the IPL points table.The Super Kings have continued to enjoy success in their fortress in Chepauk, having won all the four matches they have played at home in IPL 2019 so far. However, CSK will face some sterner tests as they will be on the road over the next 10 days during which they play four matches.Chennai Super Kings couldn’t have asked for a better start to their journey on the road as they face struggling Rajasthan Royals on Thursday at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Another 100 for MS Dhoni?Chennai Super Kings will be keen on beginning their series of away matches on a positive note. All eyes will be on MS Dhoni as the CSK captain is a win away from achieving a major landmark. Dhoni will become the first-ever captain in IPL cricket to win 100 matches if CSK walk away with two points in Jaipur.MS Dhoni has 99 wins as captain from 165 matches at a staggering win percentage of 60.36. The CSK skipper has won 28 more than Gautam Gambhir, who is second on the list with 71 wins (129 matches).Dhoni has been in fine form in IPL 2019. Having played a few match-winning knocks already, the wicketkeeper-batsman has collected 156 runs from six matches and has remained unbeaten on three of those occasions.advertisementCan CSK better away record in Jaipur?Chennai Super Kings also enjoy a superior head-to-head record against Rajasthan Royals as the three-time champions have won 13 of their 21 meetings.On the other hand, at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Rajasthan have found more success, winning four of their six clashes.However, former champions Royals have played some ordinary cricket in IPL 2019 and are only placed above Royal Challengers Bangalore in the points table with just one win from five matches.The Royals were crushed by 8 wickets at home by Kolkata Knight Riders on April 7 which was also their second defeat in three home games this season.Watson, Jadeja eye milestones in battle vs former teamApart from MS Dhoni, a couple of other Chennai Super Kings players are also nearing personal landmarks in IPL.Shane Watson, who has been struggling to replicate last year’s form for CSK, needs another 31 runs to complete 1,000 T20 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Can the big-hitting Australian hit peak form against his former club?Also, left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja, who has been a consistent performer for CSK, needs two more wickets to complete 100 wickets in the Twenty20 league.Also Read | MS Dhoni fans ensure CSK have support in away games, says BravoAlso Read | MS Dhoni and wife Sakshi take a nap at airport after another late night finishAlso See:last_img read more