IPL 2022
Matthew Hayden believes CSK can win the title despite change in leadership
By SMCS - Mar 31, 2022 11:50 pm
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Despite a change in the captaincy in Chennai Super Kings (CSK), former Australian cricketer and veteran commentator Matthew Hayden believes that CSK can win the fifteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season as well and can retain their title too. Hayden has said that CSK have it in them to pull off another win in the cash-rich league.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) won the IPL 2021

“CSK will not be disheartened with the loss in their opening game against KKR. There were plenty of positives for the Ravindra Jadeja-led side. Their top-order saw a rare batting collapse in the first game but there’s a lot of experience in the side and I am sure they’ll come back stronger in the next game. They missed Moeen Ali in the tournament opener and he will be available for selection in the next match. CSK have it in them to it pull off and that makes them a dangerous side,” batting legend Matthew Hayden said during an episode of Cricket Live on Star Sports.

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However, CSK has so far played two games – one against Kolkata Knight Riders and one against KL Rahul-led Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai. Ravindra-Jadeja led CSK has started their campaign with a defeat where Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the former captain of the team, hit a brilliant half-century as well. However, they also lost the game by 6 wickets to LSG as well.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

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After the defeat, newly-appointed CSK captain Ravindra Jadeja said: “We had a very good start, Robbie and Shivam Dube were playing brilliantly. We had a good start, but in the fielding, we have to take catches then you’ll win matches. We should have taken those chances. There was a lot of dew, the ball wasn’t sticking to the hand. Next time, we have to practise with the wet ball. We batted brilliantly in the top-six and in the middle-overs. The wicket was very good to bat on. As a bowling unit, we need to execute our plans.”