With the 41-year-old four-time IPL-winning skipper set to retire for the final time soon, CSK are desperately looking for someone to take charge of the team and Styris believes Stokes is that man.
CSK have recently used the same image and replaced the faces of Ronaldo and Messi with that of West Indian cricketers Kieron Pollard and Dwayne Bravo.
Gaikwad, who is captaining Maharashtra in the match, achieved this feat in the 49th over of the innings.
All the speculations were put to rest as Jadeja featured in CSK’s list of retained players.
The star all-rounder has been a match-winner for CSK for years.
Mumbai Indians’ fans have pretty much started believing that Jadeja will be part of the MI team from next year.
After the bowlers produced a brilliant show to restrict Chennai to a below-par 133/5, Saha carried his bat throughout the innings to chase the total with five balls to spare. The result also means that Gujarat have confirmed their spot in the top two of the points table, which means they will get to play in Qualifier 1 at Kolkata on May 24.
From 40/3, Rayudu helped CSK reach 153/5 with vital partnerships with Ruturaj Gaikwad (30) and Ravindra Jadeja (21 not out), needing 47 runs off 24 balls to win the match.
After losing wickets at regular intervals, Mumbai were in desperate need of a partnership with two young batters -- debutant Hrithik Shokeen and Verma showed courage under the tremendous pressure. The duo picked a few timely boundaries to keep the scoreboard ticking for Mumbai.
Fleming said that every aspect of CSK's game was a concern in IPL 2022
The SRH bowlers first restricted CSK to a modest score of 154/7 in 20 overs and then their batters, specially Abhishek Sharma and Rahul Tripathy successfully chased down the target in 17.2 overs.
However, a 62-run partnership for the third wicket between Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu gave some respite for the four-time champions. Apart from this, none of the CSK batters applied themselves against the new-look bowling unit of SRH.
CSK gave away only 71 runs in the back-10 with a lot of credit going to their troika of overseas pacers -- Dwaine Pretorius (4-0-30-2), Dwayne Bravo (3-0-32-1) and Chris Jordan (4-0-23-2), who used variations to good effect, stifling the opposition batters.
Bravo and Malinga are followed by Amit Mishra (166), Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh in IPL's all-time leading wicket-takers' list.
In the end the platform set up by Uthappa and Dube helped CSK cross the 200-run mark with skipper Ravindra Jadeja and his predecessor M.S Dhoni landing a few lusty blows towards the end.