Is Shivam Dube the First choice of the selectors?

Looking at the performance of Hardik Pandya, the selectors are keeping an eye on Shivam Dube, who is in very good form and scoring a lot of runs for Chennai.

Shivam Dube’s stunning knock 66* (27) against Lucknow, Suresh Raina, requested BCCI Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar to keep his eyes on Shivam Dube. In another high scoring game at the Chepauk Stadium on April 23, Shivam Dube hit another fifty in his IPL 2024, continuing his impressive run of form.

Dube hit three boundaries and seven big sixes in his 66 run inning off only 27 deliveries, while CSK amassed 210 runs in the first inning. Suresh Raina took to X during the innings break to express his expectation that Dube would be included in India’s T20 World Cup squad. Then, tagging Agarkar in his tweet, he would implore him to select Mumbai’s batter for the Indian team.

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Dube is now CSK’s second-highest run scorer this season, with 311 runs in 8 games, behind only skipper Ruturaj Gaikwad. Dube is one of the key players that the selectors are keeping an eye on for the forthcoming ICC event in the West Indies and the USA, as selection day draws near.

LSG won the toss and decided to bowl first to start the game, setting the stage for a heated battle. Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 108 runs to help CSK set an impressive target of 211. Marcus Stoinis of LSG, however, stole the show during the game with an incredible inning. With an unbeaten 124 off just 63 balls, Stoinis helped his team defeat CSK by six wickets.

After this win, Lucknow Super Gains overtook Chennai Super Kings and came to the 4th position.

Chennai Super Kings Upcoming matches: 

April 28, Sunday: CSK vs. SRH

May 1, Wednesday: CSK vs. PBKS

May 5, Sunday: PBKS vs. CSK

May 10, Friday: GT vs. CSK

May 12, Sunday: CSK vs. RR

May 18, Saturday: CSK vs. RCB

Chennai will have to win all their upcoming matches to make it to the playoffs. The team will have to pay more attention to its bowling. 

Every time, Chennai’s openers have shown how they’re victorious. This time, the openers not being able to perform is creating problems for Chennai. We can hope that this problem will also end in the remaining matches.