Chennai Super Kings have last their last two matches after winning the first match of the tournament against Mumbai Indians. In these matches, MS Dhoni came to bat in lower order. Every CSK fans want that MS Dhoni to bat higher, maybe at number 4.
“Most of India want you (MS Dhoni) to bat a big higher particularly the CSK fans,” commentator Mark Nicholas told him before asking him his batting spot.
In reply, Captain Cool MS Dhoni said: “Whatever is best for the team, we will do that. That’s the part of the strategy. So, you wait and watch.”
“I don’t think it was a good game for us. There was no dew, but the wicket did slow down. We are lacking a bit of steam in the batting and that hurts. The run rate keeps on mounting after such slow starts and adds pressure, we need to figure that out. We need to come back with a clearer picture, looking at the combination. Maybe, the team balance will get better once Rayudu comes back in the next game,” MS Dhoni told Star Sports after the match.
“That will give us the room to experiment with an extra bowler perhaps. There are quite a few things we can think about. We are one batter extra to start off, so the players need to step up. We need to get better with our lengths, lines and pace. I think the spinners have not come to the party yet. We are bowling good deliveries, but we are giving away the boundary deliveries bit too often. I’ll ask the players as there have been quite a few dropped catches. The players are not used to play under such lights, maybe the trajectory comes in the way. Now that you have said it, this can be an excuse for those dropped catches,” he added.