Former Australia batsman Dean Jones points out the major weakness of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020. CSK lands in trouble after their key players Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh withdraws from IPL 2020 owing to “Personal Reasons”.
Dean Jones Analysis of CSK
Still, CSK not yet officials confirmed the replacement players for them, fans are in great eagerness to know about their alternate players.
Apart from this, many sports analysts start to analyze the team’s strengths and weaknesses. In that list, Dean Jones suggests the weakness of the Chennai Super Kings in this year’s IPL.
Speaking exclusively on Star Sports show Game Plan, Jones said, “Raina’s absence is a major concern this time and he is in the top 5 run-getters in IPL.”
“He is a left-hander and plays spin very well and the weakness for CSK could be that majority of their players are right-handed. They need some left-handers or they could get stuck and particularly if they are playing to leg-spinners and the ball is going away.
“So, whether to go with Sam Curran or Jadeja and Bravo or Tahir. Watson and Dhoni haven’t batted for long. Raina and Harbhajan have gone home as well, so it is up to Fleming and Dhoni, how they gel the team together.”
Albie Morkel Emotional Statement on how CSK misses Raina
Earlier, former all-rounder, Albie Morkel had echoed the same emotion. He said, “He (Raina) has been a run machine for them and electric in the field, so [his absence] will leave a massive gap.”
“They (CSK) will probably have to make a few changes now to cover for him and get the balance of the team right.”
Morkel Praises CSK skipper
Also, Morkel showered praise on Dhoni. “I enjoyed my time at CSK the most. We had six very successful years, but apart from that the group of players really got along. Dhoni was the cornerstone of our success.
He is someone who leads by example,” he said. “He is obviously very skillful in what he does, but also has the ability to stay calm under immense pressure. Other players reach their ‘breaking points’ before him. He knows that and takes full advantage of that.”