IPL 2020 | CSK head coach Stephen Fleming explains decision to send Sam Curran as opener

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Sam Curran scored 31 off 21 deliveries in his first match as an opener for Chennai Super Kings towards SRH on Tuesday.

Chennai Super Kings returned to profitable methods as the facet defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad by 20 runs in IPL 2020 on Tuesday. After placing 167/6 on the board, the CSK held Hyderabad to 147/8 in 20 overs.

Sam Curran opened the batting for the Super Kings, which got here as a shock to many. Curran had performed cameos for the CSK on this marketing campaign with the bat, nevertheless it was the primary time when he was given the duty to play as a batsman within the facet.

Talking in regards to the transfer, CSK coach Stephen Fleming stated that they wished to tweak with the mixture as a result of the character of their defeats was changing into “too familiar.”

“We had Sam padded up for every innings. We thought that rather than getting clogged up, we should be certain about Sam and put him on the front. Put the onus on the batting group instead of shuffling it. We wanted to do something different because our losses were becoming too familiar,” Fleming stated within the post-match press convention.

Talking in regards to the purpose behind sending Watson at three, Fleming stated, “Shane has got a lot of experience. He is very well equipped to take on the attack in second half of powerplay or later. Faf is very good at going over the top early, while Shane has more of a power game.”

The CSK coach additionally stated that there have been “apprehensive” in regards to the complete at first, however added that the pitches are getting slower as the event progresses. “It was nice to bat first. It was the first time we batted first and we won. We were a bit apprehensive but it was in line with most scores, as the tracks are getting slower,” stated Fleming.

CSK determined to play an additional bowler in Piyush Chawla within the sport – a transfer which paid off for the facet. Fleming defined that their bowling assault is “fluid.”

“Our bowling attack is fluid. It’s just a case of taking batter out and have a bowler. MS was comfortable with extra bowler as we felt it (pitch) might slow down. As it turned out, he (Chawla) only bowled one over but it was a good over. It was positive rather than having an extra batter,” stated the previous New Zealand captain.

The CSK head coach additionally hailed Sam Curran’s contributions for the facet to this point.

“[His contribution is] Very high. With Bravo, we have a lot of options but we just can’t capitalize on it at the moment. In terms of his contribution so far, he succeeded in what we want. He is very competitive, he has risen to every challenge. He has given a glimpse of what he can give to us in future,” stated Fleming.

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