IPL 2020, CSK vs DC: CSK “lacks steam in batting”, says MS Dhoni after loss to Delhi Capitals



Chennai Super Kings suffered their second consecutive defeat in the IPL 2020, as they fell to the Delhi Capitals’ total number of runs by 44 runs at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Friday. Highlighting where his side was lacking during the game, CSK captain MS Dhoni said they “lacked a bit of steam in the batting department”. Chasing 176 for the win, CSK had a poor start as they lost both their openers Shane Watson and Murali Vijay cheaply inside the powerplay, putting pressure on the middle order. Dhoni also said that he still does not know what his best combination is and added that he is currently playing with an extra batsman but Ambati Rayudu’s availability for the next game gives him some “experimentation”. Room “.

He said, “I don’t think it was a good game for us. There was no dew, but the wicket was slow. We lack a bit of steam in the batting and it hurts. The run rate keeps going up after such a slow start Dhoni said in the post-match presentation, “To build up the pressure we need to figure out that we need to come back with a clear picture.

“Maybe, the balance of the team will improve when Rayudu comes back in the next game. This will give us room to experiment with the extra bowler. Maybe there are some things we can think of. We start to There are extra batsmen. He said, so players need to move forward.

The 39-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman was not happy with the way bowlers bowled during their game, that they needed to improve their line and length.

Playing at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, CSK has always relied on their spinners to work for them. However, they have failed to deliver so far in the tournament, leaking runs for fun and “coming to the party” in Dhoni’s own words. Dhoni also complained about the lack of consistency among his bowlers, who at times crossed slightly too many boundaries.

He said, “We need to get better with our length, lines and pace. I think the spinners have not come to the party yet. We are bowling well, but we are also making boundary deliveries at times. “

Unlike Dhoni, Delhi Capital captain Shreyas Iyer was happy with his side’s performance. Apart from the dropped catches, there was not much to complain about the efforts of Delhi players on the field. In fact, Iyer was not overly bothered about the dropped opportunities and gave his fielders the “benefit of the doubt”, asking for a tough field situation.

After the first game, the Delhi openers started cautiously and Iyer said it was part of their game plan because during their team meeting they decided that instead of charging with a ball they would assess the conditions And will bat accordingly.

“I’m really happy with the performance. I can give them the benefit of the doubt, it’s harder to catch in these situations. You get the ball wrong, don’t really know how to pace yourself. In the team meeting we decided that We are. Iyer said after the match, “The way to assess the batting position and then play accordingly. The way the openers gave us confidence and finish was also good. “

Cagiso Rabada and Enrique Narje were the bowlers’ picks for the Delhi Capitals and Iyer was impressed with how the two stayed together and bowled as per the requirements of the team.

Praising the South African fast bowlers, he said, “I am lucky to have KG and Nortje in the team. It is important to be together as a team and we need to enjoy each other’s success.”

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