Who is Yash Thakur?
Born in December 1998 in Kolkata, Yash Thakur is a right-arm seamer who plays domestic cricket for Vidarbha and recently made his IPL debut for Lucknow Super Giants. He was with Punjab Kings as a net bowler in IPL 2022 and LSG bought him for INR 45 lakh in the IPL 2023 auction.
The 24-year-old medium pacer had a decent start to his spell. While all other LSG bowlers leaked heavy runs as Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway for off to a gung-ho start, Thakur conceded 15 runs in his 2 overs. He even created half a chance, getting the leading edge of Gaikwad’s bat but it fell a bit too far away from Thakur’s reach.
Yash Thakur’s domestic record and T20 stats:
Vidarbha’s Yash Thakur has got an impressive domestic record: in 13 first-class matches, he’s taken 37 wickets at an average of 25 with 5 four-wicket hauls and 1 five-fer; in 28 List-A games, he’s snared 44 wickets at 23; and in 37 T20, he’s snapped 55 wickets at only 14 with a best of 4/5.
These are really impressive numbers for a youngster.
CSK gets off to a solid start against LSG:
Meanwhile, a century-opening stand between Gaikwad and Conway has put CSK ahead in their encounter against LSG. Gaikwad continued his form from the previous game against Gujarat and smashed a consecutive half-century, ending up with 57 runs off 31 balls, scored with the help of 3 fours and 4 sixes. Conway played his part with 47 off 29 balls with 5 fours and 2 sixes as the pair shared an opening stand of 110 runs.
CSK vs LSG Playing XI and Substitute list for Impact Player:
CSK substitutes: Tushar Deshpande, Dwaine Pretorius, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane