Indian Premier League: Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming batting Faf du Plessis in the upcoming games
Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has indicated that star batsman Faf du Plessis could open the batting in the upcoming matches. Rajasthan Royals defeated CSK by 16 runs on Tuesday. However, du Plessis played a stormy innings of 72 off 37 balls. He batted until the 19th over of the game and gave up his team’s chase before Jofra Archer came to the crease.
Du Plessis’s knock came with seven magnificent sixes and a four. The right-handed batsman also played a key role in CSK’s opening IPL game against Mumbai Indians on Saturday.
With Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo injured and in form with du Plessis, Fleming hinted that the former South Africa captain might get a chance to open the batting for him in the upcoming matches.
“Yes, perhaps keeping in mind that we are like some injuries, like Ambati Rayudu left before the game today. So we had to tweak a little bit but it’s early days. So we are finding out now How to drive this car, ”Fleming said while replying to ANSI that Du Plessis can be seen batting in upcoming matches during a virtual press conference.
“There may be some movement but at the right time, we get another game in quick succession. We’re playing three in six days. We’re going to make sure we never panic because we never do that And we get out of whatever positivity is there. Sports, “added the coach.
During the chase, Sam Curren, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Kedar Jadhav came ahead of captain MS Dhoni. Gaikwad, who replaced the injured Rayudu, made the Golden Duck.
“We were expecting good things. MS (Dhoni) is an expert towards the end of the innings. Always has been. Karran was present to keep us ahead in the game. He has good firepower and this is Ruturaj’s Was just the first game., “Fleming said.
“We just wanted to be aggressive. We got a long batting order and should just try to use our resources smartly,” he said.
CSK will play horn with the Delhi Capitals next Friday, 25 September.