Chennai Super Kings, one of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League, remains a topic of discussion due to its poor performance in the 13th season in the UAE. In the 6 matches played so far, Chennai have won only two, while they had a hat-trick of losses before the victory against Kings XI Punjab. Many experts are responsible for the aging players of the team behind the defeat of Chennai, while many are saying that Dhoni’s edge will end.
However, the age factor of Chennai cannot be considered appropriate as most of the players in the title winning team in 2018 are part of the current team. In such a situation, no one is digesting the defeat of just 10 runs against the Kolkata Knight Riders’ 167-run target. Chennai can return to the winning track with some changes for which it will have to make some changes. Let us know in this article about these three changes which Chennai must do.
# 3 Rituraj Gaikwad replacing Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav, who plays Reid’s bone in the middle order for Chennai, appears to be out of form. He has not played any such innings so far this season, on which Chennai has breathed a sigh of relief. Jadhav has scored 58 runs in 6 matches this season at an average of just 19.33. At the same time, his strike rate is less than 100, which means Jadhav is scoring less runs than the balls he plays.
Rituraj Gaikwad, who is in the squad in place of Jadhav, should be given a chance, a talented batsman and he has a great record in domestic cricket. Apart from this, as a young player, he will be under pressure to prove himself. Earlier, Rituraj got a chance in two matches in which he was run out in one match. But now the time has come when Dhoni trusts his young player and gives him maximum opportunities.
Published 08 Oct 2020, 12:33 IST