Former India captain Krishnamachari Srikkanth stated that three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings are going to miss Suresh Raina in the upcoming season. Srikkanth stated that Raina brings a lot to CSK, with each bat and ball.
Besides the COVID-19 outbreak in the CSK camp in Dubai, two of their veteran gamers – Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh opted out of the match citing “personal reasons”. But CSK proceed to stay unfazed over their absence which is probably going to be for your entire match.
“Chennai Super Kings are definitely going to miss Raina. Firstly, as a player, as a batsman. Most importantly, fielder and part-time bowler. And as a vice-captain and support to Dhoni. Raina has been a huge support to Dhoni. He brings a lot of energy to the team. You’re going to miss all that,” Kris Sirkkanth stated in his YouTube present ‘Cheeky Cheeka’.
“Harbhajan Singh, definitely yes. On tracks that are likely to spin more in the UAE, CSK will miss his experience. He has performed superbly well for CSK.
“Two massive blows for CSK. Now it is all in the fingers of Dhoni. He will deal with it nicely, he has seen conditions nicely. Even in such a scenario, he might be ready to do nicely.”
The World Cup winner further claims that it’s a good opportunity for Indian opener Murali Vijay to redeem himself in Raina’s absence and take responsibilities on his shoulders.
“See, in my opinion, it is a good opportunity for Vijay. He is decided. Whenever we met, he says he has been practising nicely and on the lookout for alternatives to do nicely,” Srikkanth said.
“Don’t neglect, Vijay is a big-match participant, he can open with Shane Watson. it is a nice opportunity for him to redeem himself in the IPL. He has led sides like KXIP. Having performed at that stage, he can be eager to redeem himself.”
The veteran cricketer is confident that CSK will reach the top 4 as according to him, skipper MS Dhoni knows the formula of winning.
“I nonetheless imagine this group is a good group. They will certainly attain the highest 4. CSK have the expertise. The total power of CSK is MS Dhoni main and expertise. Dhoni is aware of the method of successful,” Srikkanth said.
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