Aakash Chopra, the commentator and the cricket analyst has stated that the team has many loopholes and it is mandatory to be filled up at correct time and would be taken some harsh calls to strengthen their team for the upcoming edition. Chennai Super Kings is considered to be one of the most consistent team in the IPL history but this time destiny had wrote something different for them. This is the first time CSK had been knocked out earlier in the season.
In every season, most of the times CSK is the first team to get qualify for the playoff but this time CSK was the 1st team to be knocked out from the tournament. They finished their journey at the second last spot with 10 points in their bag with poor net run rate.
Cricket analyst and former Indian Opener Aakash Chopra illustrated some analysis regarding the Yellow Army and discussed about their weaknesses and strength. He feels that CSK has many problems in their camp, lack of intent in batting, bowling and in fielding respectively.
“The Chennai Super Kings had more problems than strengths. This team surely has the experience and the desire and habit of winning and the passion was seen in the end,” Aakash revealed in a video which was uploaded on the Facebook page.
Aakash said the poor form of big players like Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu was the main reason for inconsistent coordination in the team. He also feels that CSK should go for the replacement when Harbhajan and Raina pulled out their name.
“Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh had taken their names back and the team did not pick a replacement for them, then there were COVID-19 patients found, they didn’t have good start, MS Dhoni did not fire with the bat,” Chopra said.
“They were extremely ordinary while fielding and there were some problems in the bowling as well. Kedhar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu and Murali Vijay not having the same old form was a problem,” he stated.
“I am not able to tell too many strengths,” statement by Aakash Chopra
He also said that the team management has to take some strict actions regarding the next season as some players didn’t fit in the squad no more. They should exclude those players who aren’t active in the competitive genre of cricket from a long time. Lack of intensity in the game had put CSK in a terrible trouble, this year as they had even lost some close games also, furthermore they couldn’t even get to the finishing line also. With the conclusion of IPL2020 Shane Watson had took the retirement from every form of cricket and he won’t be available from the next season and may be Imran Tahir will also go. Due to the unexpected form from Jadhav and Vijay, they would definitely release them from the squad.
“I feel there are lots of players in the Chennai Super Kings who may not be seen playing again and definitely not in this team,” Aakash Chopra concluded.