IPL 2020, CSK vs SRH: Kedar Jadhav CSK’s No. 4 batsman, MS Dhoni Middle to backend player, says Stephen Fleming
After losing by seven runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming supported MS Dhoni’s decision to send Kedar Jadhav ahead, saying the right-handed batsman is the number four batsman, while CSK captain is a middle to support the player. “He is our number four, Dhoni is primarily a middle to backend player, Kedar Jadhav is our number four, he plays a double role, if we get off to a good start he can go down and give Dhoni Go up. If you lose early. After the wicket your number four goes to the batsmen, “Fleming said while replying to an ANI query during a virtual post-match press conference.
CSK failed to chase 165 and limited their role to 157/5, losing the game by seven runs.
CSK found themselves at 26/2 chasing 165 and then Jadhav came down to bat in front of Dhoni. The right-handed Jadhav scored 3 runs off just 10 balls and was eventually sent to the pavilion by Abdul Samad.
With the scoreboard reading 42/4, Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja shared a 72-run partnership. Jadeja scored his first IPL half-century and Dhoni remained unbeaten after scoring 47 runs.
Talking about Jadeja’s innings, Fleming said: “Jadeja’s innings was good, we were in trouble, so it meant that Dhoni and Jadeja had to take their time. They came very close to us and Dhoni’s pace. Was quite encouraging. “
Shane Watson, who is not in good form so far in this year’s IPL tournament, was sent back to the pavilion by Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The right-handed batsman could score only one run.
He said, “You don’t want to put yourself under pressure and we have found players who are looking for some form or the other. Faf du Plessis is a player who is in form and Rayudu is coming back with an injury.” We are a bit disappointed but we need contributions from our top four batsmen if we want to win the tournament, we are still supporting our players, ”said Watson.
“Both Watson and Jadhav are looking for substantial contributions, Shane can light the fuse at any stage and to Kedar as well, this is just our fourth game, so it’s very early in our cycle of form but no doubt Not that there is pressure and they will be more realizing what I am talking about.
Batting first, Sunrisers Hyderabad were returning to the pavilion on 69/4 with big guns like David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, and Kane Williamson.
It was then that youngsters Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg gathered at the crease to form an 83-run partnership. Priyatam remained unbeaten by 51 runs while Abhishek scored 31 runs.
“We sat through the meeting, we discussed with both Abhishek Sharma and Priyam Garg. There was footage available on them and a lot of planning was done for them. They both played really well, puberty is for you, I think. Let’s meet. Fleming said, “A bit muddy from the 15th over, I thought we could get them to bowl better but the bowling was pretty good.”
“We got a little loose with what we were trying to do, in particular, they were good and we were a little patchy. We just have to get it right and some of the game is in rhythm,” he said.
Sunrisers Hyderabad next take on Mumbai Indians on 4 October, while CSK will face Kings XI Punjab on the same day.