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Business News/ Sports / Cricket News/  IPL 2023: Mahendra Singh Dhoni set to create this record as he leads CSK in final

All eyes will be on Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni who will lead CSK to another IPL final against Gujarat Titans later today.The match will take place at the Narendra Modi Stadium. Mahendra Singh Dhoni will create a unique record in the IPL as he will become the first player to play 250 matches in the world's biggest cricket league. THis will also be Ms Dhoni's eleventh final as a player and 10th match as skipper.

MS Dhoni's CSK took second spot after the group stage behind table-toppers GT but beat the defending champions in the first playoff earlier this week to bag a spot in the final.

"It's really hard not to look too far ahead and dream of winning it again," Chennai coach Stephen Fleming told reporters.

"You got to stay very present of what you are going to do against Gujarat, an excellent side, most consistent side throughout the competition. We can't afford to dream too much."

The 41-year-old Dhoni is a master tactician dubbed "Captain Cool" for his calm under pressure.

"I can be an annoying captain because I change the field every time," said Dhoni. It can be annoying but I believe in my gut feeling. That's why I keep telling the fielders to keep an eye on me."

In IPL, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has played for Chennai Super Kings and Rising Pune Supergiant.

In 249 IPL matches so far, Dhoni has scored 5,082 runs at an average of 39.09 and a strike rate of 135.96 in 217 innings. His best score is 84* and he has scored 24 half-centuries. He is the seventh-highest run scorer in the league's history.

For Chennai Super Kings, the right-handed batsmen have played 219 matches. In 190 innings he has 4508 runs with 22 half-centuries. His highest score was 84. The strike rate is 137.52 Dhoni's batting average is 40.25.

For Rising Pune Supergiant, the wicket-keeper batsmen have played 30 matches from 2016-17. He has scored 574 runs in 27 innings. Dhoni had scored two half-centuries for RSP. His highest score was 64. The strike rate was 124.78. His batting average was 31.89.

As a captain for CSK and RPS, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has led his team to 225 matches, the most by any player in IPL history. He managed to win 132 matches while losing 91.

Dhoni has led CSK to four IPL titles, while he was part of the RPG team's runner-up finish in 2017, where they lost to MI.Dhoni has captained CSK in 211 matches. Out of this, Dhoni has won 127 matches, lost 82 and two matches ended in no result. Dhoni has led RPG in 14 matches, out of which he won five, and has lost nine matches.

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Updated: 28 May 2023, 03:31 PM IST
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