Former South African all-rounder Albie Morkel, who spent six seasons for Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), has not too long ago opened up the the explanation why CSK have achieved large success.
Albie Morkel, the elder brother of former Proteas pacer Morne Morkel, was an awesome all-rounder in limited-overs cricket. Whereas the elder Morkel participated within the Indian Premier League (IPL) for 9 successive seasons (2008-2016), his finest time was for CSK the place he spent from 2008 to 2013. Throughout his tenure, CSK gained two IPL trophies (2010 and 2011) and one Champions League T20 trophy (2010).
Morkel performed 92 T20s for CSK the place the right-arm pacer took 91 wickets, and the aggressive left-handed batsman scored 909 runs (common 23.30) with a strike-rate of 142.25.
Other than profitable now-defunct Champions League T20 tournaments for twice (2010 and 2014), CSK is the very best constant facet within the IPL historical past. Whereas they’ve gained three IPL trophies, the second most profitable staff on this match historical past, they’ve by no means completed beneath the highest 4. In reality, excluding two seasons together with the two-year suspension interval, CSK are the frequent staff within the each IPL finals.
Albie Morkel has credited the captain, MS Dhoni, for CSK’s large success in T20 cricket. Morkel known as him the most effective limited-overs gamers within the cricket world. Morkel believes that Dhoni is aware of very nicely find out how to deliver out the very best from his gamers.
The previous CSK all-rounder instructed a sports activities journal, “He (Dhoni) performs a giant function. Everyone knows how huge Dhoni is in India. He is likely one of the finest T20 and white-ball gamers ever to play the sport; and for those who get him as a pacesetter, it’s going to deliver success as he is aware of find out how to get the very best out of his gamers.”
Consistency is their secret: Albie Morkel in regards to the success of CSK
CSK is named one of many groups who at all times put sturdy religion of their core gamers. That’s why MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo and so on. have largely served for this IPL franchise. Albie Morkel didn’t overlook to say this significant level.
He added, “All of it comes from retaining your core group of gamers collectively for a very long time and have the identical captain, Dhoni, for all seasons aside from the 2 years once they weren’t a part of the competitors.
“Consistency is their secret. Over the previous couple of seasons, they’ve made the finals eight occasions out of 10.”
IPL 2020 was initially scheduled to start on 29th March 2020. However as a result of novel coronavirus outbreak, the start of this match has been postponed until mid-April. Observing the state of affairs, the way forward for IPL 2020 is below the darkish cloud.