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MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: Spinners expected to rule the roost in CSK vs RR match

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: Spinners expected to rule the roost in CSK vs RR match

The first five matches in Chepauk didn't assist the spinners, but the turners were the dominant force in Chennai in the last encounter played here.

MA Chidambaram Stadium Pitch Report: The tide seems to be turning. From seeing the 200-run mark cross four times in 6 matches, we are expected to see a low-scoring encounter at the Chepauk Stadium. By low, one can expect the scores to hover around 160-180 runs.

So far this season, we have seen a flat pitch at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. This has seen Chennai Super Kings’ batters thrive but has kept their spinners out. However, for the CSK vs RR match on May 12, we are expected to see a spin-friendly surface in Chennai.

CSK vs RR Pitch Report: Spinner’s day out at the MA Chidambaram Stadium

To decode what’s about to come, one has to divide the six matches played at Chepauk. The first 5 matches saw big runs scored with minimal help from the bowlers, while the last one helped the spinners. When the pitch was dry in the first inning, spinners ended up with the combined figures of 8-0-33-4. 

Given that the CSK vs RR match will be played in the afternoon, the pitch is expected to assist spinners throughout the match. However, if one were to select whether to bat first or second, a captain would most likely choose to chase. The ball will likely turn and grip more in the afternoon, and the dew might even set in the evening, helping the side bat second. 

Considering the spin-friendly surface and external factors like heat and dew on May 12, the side that wins the toss will likely opt to bat second at the MA Chidambaram Cricket Stadium.

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MA Chidambaram Stadium: IPL overall Stats

Total Matches82
Matches Won Batting First48
Matches Won Batting Second34
Average 1st innings Score164.66
Highest Successful Chase201
Highest Score246
Lowest Score70
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