IPL: Chennai and Punjab set to face each in Dharamshala

On May 5th 2024, CSK and Punjab will play at dharamshala after a period of 12 years.

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Chennai team has played two matches with Punjab in Dharamshala while Royal Challengers has played one match. It was on 18 April 2010, when an IPL match was played between Punjab and Chennai, at dharamshala. After a decade, the Punjab team will face Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore in an IPL match in Dharamshala. Punjab will face Chennai Super Kings on May 5 and Royal Challenger Bangalore on May 9.

History of the Rivalry

The Chennai team has played two matches with Punjab in Dharamshala while Royal Challengers have played one match. On 18 April 2010, an IPL match was played between Punjab and Chennai. In this, Dhoni captained Chennai Super Kings and defeated Punjab by six wickets.

In the match, Punjab team had scored 192 for three wickets. Whereas Chennai won the match by scoring 193 runs with two balls remaining. In this match, Chennai captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni played an unbeaten inning of 54 runs. Apart from this, again on 17 May 2012, there was an IPL match between Punjab and Chennai. In this, Punjab defeated Chennai by six wickets. On May 17, 2011, there was a match between Punjab and Royal Challenger Bangalore. In this, Punjab had given a huge target of 232 runs in 20 overs. Whereas, Virat Kohli’s team was limited to only 121 runs in this match. In this, Punjab captain Adam Gilchrist played an innings of 106 runs in 55 balls.

Stage set for the next match

Now once again in IPL season-17, Royal Challengers and Chennai team will face Punjab at dharamshala. This time the captains of Chennai and RCB will be old in the team but the Punjab team is with Shikhar Dhawan. New players in the teams will also be seen doing wonders with their bat and ball. So far 11 IPL matches have been played in Dharamshala. In this, Punjab has won only five matches. HPCA Secretary Avnish Parmar said that Chennai Super Kings will face each other with Punjab after 12 years and RCB after 13 years in Dharamshala. He said that both these matches are expected to be interesting. Fans are also excited for this match. One of the students of FOSTIIMA business school and fan of CSK, Mayank Pankaj says,“I am excited to see Dhoni play in the beautiful stadium of dharamshala again. It will be a great match.”

Apex Council meeting today, cricket season to be discussed

Apex Council meeting of Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association will be held on Thursday at Dharamshala Cricket Stadium. In this, apart from the domestic cricket season of the association, strategy will also be made along with discussion regarding the preparations for the IPL matches to be held in Dharamshala in May. In this quarterly meeting, HPCA President RP Singh, Secretary Avnish Parmar, Vice President Amitabh Sharma, Treasurer Vikram Singh and Apart from Joint Secretary Vishal Sharma, members of the Apex Council will be present. The meeting will be held from 12 to 1 pm. In this, members will give suggestions regarding the cricket season.

Accounts of previous tournaments will also be kept. HPCA Secretary Avnish Parmar said that the Apex Council meeting will be held on Thursday. Apart from the preparations for the match, the cricket season will be discussed.

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