Former Chennai Super Kings (CSK) all-rounder Sam Curran has said that the team will find themselves in a tricky situation after having lost their first three matches. He also added that having an inexperienced captain in Ravindra Jadeja and a number of new players made things a bit tougher for them as well. However, Curran backed them to overcome soon, claiming the experience and calm heads in the camp as well.
Reflecting on the same, Curran said to ESPNCricinfo: “It’s a tricky one. Obviously with the new captaincy of Jadeja, he’s probably not experienced that position. Chennai are a successful franchise. And, having experienced the dressing room there, the coaching the management, it is a very calm environment there. They won’t panic. They have the experience of players and coaches who know how the IPL works.”
Meanwhile, while discussing the same, former India opener Wasim Jaffer has stated that Chennai will struggle in the tournament unless their top four do well with the bat. Although this is still early days for CSK in IPL 2022, Jaffer added that things are not looking too bright for Chennai.
Sharing his views on CSK’s batting, Jaffer said: “Dhoni doesn’t like to come at the top of the order. He wants to come at the back end of the innings. Shivam Dube is doing well for them at five. Ravindra Jadeja came in during the powerplay and it was not something new. When the top four fail, CSK are vulnerable.”
“I am worried for Chennai because in today’s game they had everything going for them. They won the toss, restricted PBKS to a gettable total. Also, they don’t have a leg-spin option and Moeen Ali hardly ever bowls,” he concluded.