The first qualifying match of IPL Season 16 will be played between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Former Indian player Virender Sehwag has made a big statement ahead of this match. According to Sehwag, Rashid Khan can play a very important role for the Gujarat team in the Chennai field.
The match between the two teams will be played at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium on May 23 at 7:30 p.m. The winning team of this match will directly confirm their place for the final, which will be played on May 28. So far, spin bowlers have been seen getting help on the Chennai pitch. The spin bowling average here is 27.2 while the economic rate is close to 7. In such a situation, everyone’s eyes will be on Rashid’s performance.
Talking about this match on Star Sports show, Virender Sehwag said that Rashid Khan may turn out to be a trump card for Gujarat. If you want a wicket, you’ll have to hand the ball over to Rashid. Hardik also uses Rashid in the same way. Rashid is a specialist in breaking associations and this season he is also seeing his excellent form.
Talking about Rashid Khan’s performance this season, he has taken 24 wickets in 14 matches. Rashid jointly ranks first with Mohammed Shami in terms of taking the most wickets this season. Rashid has so far taken wickets this season at an average of 18.25. At the same time, the economic rate of 7.82 has been seen. Rashid’s best bowling performance so far this season has been 4 for 30.