IPL 2020: CSK to bring in more youngsters; MS Dhoni says they have lacked spark

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October 20, 2020 1:22:37 pm

Chennai Super Kings have had a torrid season this yr. (Source: IPL)

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni say that the bottom-placed staff will ring in the modifications in its upcoming IPL matches by making an attempt out kids regardless that the Indian is but to discover the requisite “spark” in them.

With simply three wins from 10 matches to this point, CSK now have solely mathematical probabilities of making the play-offs. They subsequent tackle the defending champions on October 23.

“I think it’s fair that we will be turning that over,” Fleming stated after the seven-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals when requested if there can be a shift from the staff’s coverage of sticking to a squad.

The three-time winners’ poor run this season has put a question-mark on the strategy and Dhoni, making an attempt to justify it, stated that the youthful lot has not accomplished sufficient to pressure a change, till now.

“You don’t want to chop and change. Insecurity is something you don’t want to prevail in the dressing room. Also the youngsters, we didn’t see the spark to push the guys,” Dhoni stated on the presentation ceremony on Monday.

“But what this result has done is give those youngsters a chance in the rest of the tournament. Maybe going forward we bring them in and they play without pressure,” he added.

Fleming stated the present droop shouldn’t be a bolt from the blue for the aspect, which has a median age of over 30.

“We have been really consistent over the years with our selection. It is fare to say that looking at the table now, this team has run out of a bit of juice. But if you look at the three year cycle we won the first year, lost the last one last year,” Fleming defined.

“We all the time thought the third yr was an ageing group and could be troublesome and Dubai has chanced us with an entire new set of necessities.

“We have some players that we will look at…,” the previous New Zealand captain added.

Fleming stated the sluggish situations and a few excellent bowling by Royals spinners didn’t let his aspect settle right into a rhythm.

“When in slow conditions you are exposed to spinners, it is difficult to get the innings underway. We lost wickets throughout. The consolidation period became longer. We could not get momentum.”

Asked about not bowling a spinner after 12 overs, Fleming stated, “It’s more of a question for MS, to be fair.”

“They are trying out. Even in Sharjah, it felt that it goes easier towards the evening. They (Smith and Buttler) played the spinners out of the game with their partnership, Buttler batted exceptionally.”

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