The thirteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is going in a full fledge and many of its certainties and uncertainties are noted by cricket admirers. One of the biggest shock that IPL fans have witnessed is the horrendous form of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Despite the fact that they are three times IPL winner, the awful performance by the skipper MS Dhoni has made the franchise struggle. They are yet to finalize their perfect playing XI as the order keeps on rotating. There are multiple factors that are hitting the side badly as Dhoni’s batting at the lowest-order is criticized. It would not have been subjected to criticism if he would not have scored a total of 102 runs in his 5 innings of the ongoing season.
Another thing that has been terrifying for them is Kedar Jadhav’s frightful performance. In short, it can be said that he costed the last game to the side. Also, he was not allowed to bowl in CSK’s last game as before that, he had maintained a high economy of 9.55 and picking only three wickets in five matches.
Brian Lara, after dissecting the circumstances, has maintained that it is time for MS Dhoni to give over his place to any other player who can utilize it well. He further figured that Captain Cool can strike easily at the top-order.
Does MS Dhoni need to look for another finisher?
“It’s a bit puzzling (Dhoni inability to finish). You feel that he has created that position where he can be flexible with himself but I think he needs to maybe look at some other players,” Brian Lara told Star Sports.
Consequently, Brian Lara thinks that things are reverse for CSK. He said Dhoni should analyze Kedar Jadhav at the finisher preferably of himself as he has not served yet. Although he displaced his position to number four in the last clash against the KKR but could not produce what was needed as he fell for 11 off 12.
“He (Dhoni) is a great finisher, no doubt about that. But things are not going right for him and I believe, some of the other players, look at Jadeja how he batted today, he came in when their chances were very slim. So, something he will have to work on, have steadier stuff,” he further added.