CSK management most likely to make some ‘tough calls’ ahead of IPL 2021
Considered as Daddy’s Army, CSK is one of the oldest teams in IPL 2020 with the average age of the group above 31.
The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) has actually been an underwhelming season for the three-time champ Chennai Super Kings (CSK) so far with just 3 wins in ten fixtures. Though the team thrived with the same squad in the 2018 and 2019 edition, their theory of ‘experience over youth’ has actually flopped badly in this season. Absolutely nothing has actually gone right for the Yellow Army as the majority of the gamers have actually stopped working to find the rhythm and are battling with their poor types.
After a disastrous run in the T20 extravaganza, all the gamers including the veteran skipper MS Dhoni are at the receiving end of harsh criticism. Reports recommend that the CSK management is ‘extremely disappointed and unhappy’ with the outcomes and can take some severe calls for the next edition. It is hypothesized that the franchise is taking a look at rebuilding the group from the scratch with investment in the young brigade.
“See as Fleming has said, a lot of cracks in the armor have actually been exposed this time. Some difficult calls surely will be taken. The only issue exists is little time between now and the next edition,” said the worried source on condition of anonymity as priced quote by Inside Sport.
Though the group has an outdoors possibility of making it to the playoffs, they have actually lost all the hopes and the spirits is alarmingly low as their opportunities depend upon their own performance in addition to the efficiency of other franchises in the league. It’s extremely hard for the franchise to be upbeat and positive in such situations.
Considered as Daddy’s Army, CSK is among the earliest teams in IPL 2020 with the typical age of the group above 31. If the fresh auctions would be performed for the 2021 edition then the management is more than likely to opt for the young gamers who can efficiently contribute to the group rather of Dhoni’s concept of ‘aging system’. As the Yellow Army is currently in a state of mind of taking some ‘difficult calls’, there are specific players in the squad who are most likely playing their last tournament for the Super Kings.
The first player who will be in the firing line is the 35-year-old Kedar Jadhav who has actually become the biggest dissatisfaction for the Yellow Clothing. The IPL 2020 can be Jadhav’s last outing in the cash-rich league just like simply 60 odd runs in 8 games, no franchise would be eagerly anticipating picking him.
There are little chances of addition of Shane Watson for IPL 2021 as though he has offered a peek of his flamboyant batting in a couple of games, he is more of a liability with his inconsistency with the bat. The skilled spinner Piyush Chawla is likewise not likely to continue as there was no stimulate in his bowling and fitness is a significant issue for the 32-year-old. South Africa’s Imran Tahir is next in the list as the veteran has actually not featured even in a single video game in this season.
Even more, though the likes of Faf du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu have actually proved to be an important cog in CSK’s batting line-up throughout the tournament, the management is unlikely to maintain these two gamers as they will be focusing on the batters who will be having more global exposure in coming years.
Likewise, Rayudu has failed to carry out the function of a match-winner as he has actually frequently lost his wicket improperly in the tournament. Finally in this long list is the skipper himself. Though it is difficult to picture CSK without MS Dhoni, the opportunities of him playing the next season are slim as MS has actually been seen coping his poor kind with the bat and fitness.