It’s two days and two defeats chasing a target for Chennai Super Kings. This isn’t quite a usual and ideal start of #Dream11 IPL 2020 for Chennai Super Kings. After they succumbed to defeat chasing a tall target against RR a few days ago, it was another abysmal performance with the bat against Delhi Capitals from CSK. In the absence of two of their batting pillars – Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu, CSK have looked short of options and quality in their batting order.
Tweeting over the defeat, Virendra Sehwag, former Indian Player and commentator, has taken CSK batsman to the task. Clearly not impressed form batmen’s intent and efforts, the dashing opener criticized the CSK batsmen in his tweet. His tweet read, “Chennai ke batsman simply not getting going. Glucose chadwaake aana padega next match se batting karne.”
Chasing a competitive total of 176, CSK never looked in the chase. Their Current Run Rate never touched 7 runs per over match as Delhi Capitals’ bowlers bowled tight lines and lengths. Resultantly, they lost the match by 44 runs to hand DC two more points.
Earlier, DC put in a superb batting display after being put in to bat first by MS Dhoni. After playing cautiously initially in the innings, both Shaw and Dhawan capitalized on CSK spinners to plunder 58 runs in 4.4 overs to set the stage for Pant and Iyer.
After the loss, CSK’s coach Fleming explained how they are still figuring out the things. “We did [consider batting first] today but what we can’t anticipate is the dew. The last game we played in Sharjah was one of the wetter surfaces we’ve being involved in. We’re guessing a little bit around conditions. We’re learning on the hop and certainly some of the stuff we learned today is going to be valuable going forward,” he said.
Fleming also answered the tactical flaw when they send right-hander instead of left-handers to face the leg-spin. “We’ve used that tactic in the last couple of games but Kedar Jadhav and MS… we’ve almost got too many batting options at the moment, so that’s why I say we’re a little bit muddled with what we’re sending out. So we just need to be a little bit clear with what we’re doing,” he added.
Here is the tweet of Virender Sehwag
Chennai ke batsman simply not getting going. Glucose chadwaake aana padega next match se batting karne.
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) September 26, 2020