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IPL 2020: CSK head coach Stephen Fleming reveals why Kedar Jadhav was sent ahead of Jadeja and Bravo

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Fleming identified that CSK have loads of batting assets however their ploy didn’t work in opposition to Kolkata’s bowling unit.

Kedar Jadhav
Kedar Jadhav. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK), persevering with their inconsistent path within the on-going IPL 2020, suffered one other loss on Wednesday as they suffered a 10-run defeat in opposition to Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Abu Dhabi. Regardless of bowling out KKR for a modest whole of 167, MS Dhoni’s males suffered a batting debacle throughout the latter a part of their run-chase.

Chennai added simply 14 runs from 11-14 overs, a interval after they misplaced each Shane Watson and an in-form Ambati Rayudu. Kedar Jadhav, who was despatched forward of the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo, was closely trolled on social media for his sluggish seven off 12 deliveries.

Following CSK’s defeat, their head coach Stephen Fleming has revealed why Jadhav was despatched up the batting order within the tense run-chase. Fleming additionally rued that CSK’s batting unit let it ‘slip’ after the departure of the Watson-Rayudu duo.

We really feel disenchanted that we let it slip: Stephen Fleming

“On the time, we thought that Kedar may play the spinner effectively and dominate, whereas Jadeja was there to return and end. However ultimately, there was an excessive amount of work to do and we fell brief,” mentioned Fleming on the press-match convention.

“If we may have gotten a type of gamers to 75-plus and continued that partnership for one more perhaps 4 or 5 overs, the sport may need been loads totally different. Kolkata hung in there lengthy sufficient to place strain on us and we simply couldn’t speed up. We really feel disenchanted that we let it slip,” he added.

Within the absence of their vice-captain Suresh Raina, CSK are discovering it exhausting to sew a partnership within the center, particularly whereas chasing on UAE wickets. After witnessing Chennai’s yet one more middle-order failure, Fleming mentioned they’ve a well-balanced facet. Fleming identified that CSK have loads of batting assets however their ploy didn’t work in opposition to Kolkata’s bowling unit.

“However the performances like at present, with the expertise we’ve received, we must always have put it away. We’ve got received plenty of batsmen anyway so the steadiness is excellent with the six bowlers. I don’t suppose an additional batsman goes to assist,” mentioned the New Zealander.

“We’ve received a lot batting assets. Kedar is a late center to late batter for India. We may have gone an entire lot of various methods. Right now Kedar had some balls however that didn’t work out. You at all times put gamers in several areas and that’s simply when you’ve gotten a lot batting expertise to select from. It’s one of many issues we take a look at, but it surely’s all in hindsight,” he added.

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