IPL 2021: Ben Stokes lambasts slow Chennai Tracks

Sarita Dey
3 years ago

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has criticized the slow track of Chennai’s Chepauk Stadium. Hoped that teams competing in the IPL do not end up regularly scraping to low scores because of wickets that are “trash”.

Ben Stokes came down heavily on the pitches used at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Stokes fractured finger feels that for an enjoyable T20 contest, a score in the range of 160 to 170 is paramount.

Chennai has hosted nine IPL games and only twice has the team batting first scored in excess of 170, till Friday.

Stokes tweeted after Mumbai Indians painstakingly reached 131 for 6 which was chased down by Punjab Kings.

Royal Challengers Bangalore posted a commanding 204 against Kolkata Knight Riders and the other time was KKR scoring 187 against SunRisers Hyderabad.

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Otherwise, any score in the range of 145 to 150 has been good enough to win for teams batting first.

Chennai will host its last IPL game of the season on Sunday when Delhi Capitals take on SunRisers Hyderabad before the caravan shifts to Ahmedabad and New Delhi.

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Stokes joined hands with RR in 2018. Since then he has been a stalwart. RR are trying to fix up the puzzle as their defeats continue this season. RR will meat Kolkata Knight Riders this evening at the Wankhede stadium. Yesterday, Mumbai could manage 131 runs for 6 wicket.

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