Former India player RP Singh has stated that it will be very tough for Chennai Super Kings to enter the playoffs if they lose one more game in the league stage of the IPL 2022. He further added that the competition will be tougher with the inclusion of two new teams and CSK will have to improve their game in upcoming matches.
Chennai Super Kings is one of the consistent sides in the history of the Indian Premier League. However, they had a poor start to the IPL 2022 with three consecutive losses in their first three games under the new captain, Ravindra Jadeja. And, RP Singh stated that it will be a very tough road ahead for CSK if they lose one more game in the cash-rich league.
However, in their last game, CSK failed to chase 181 runs in 20 overs while the target looked chasable under the dew factor. But they were reduced to 36/5 in less than eight overs. A 62-run stand between Shivam Dube and MS Dhoni wasn’t enough to take the team home as they lost by 54 runs.
“Losing three matches anyhow shows its a difficult time for them but if they lose even one more match, then it becomes very difficult to see them making the top 4. Because then you left too far behind with a poor net run rate and lesser number of matches left to be played,” RP Singh said to Cricbuzz.
“With 10 teams, you don’t even know what the math will be, how much points a team needs to make to make it to the top four. Today we didn’t see the CSK we are used to seeing, whether it be the top order or middle order, apart from that one partnership. So it doesn’t look like they are able to plan and take the game forward,” RP Singh concluded.