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Kedar Jadhav was sent ahead of Jadeja and Bravo as he could play spin well: Stephen Fleming

By: PTI | Abu Dhabi |

Up to date: October 8, 2020 12:25:48 pm


Abu Dhabi: Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) batsman Kedar Jadhav performs a shot throughout IPL 2020 cricket match. (PTI)

Chennai Tremendous Kings head coach Stephen Fleming mentioned Kedar Jadhav was despatched forward of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo in a tense run chase in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders due to his means to play spin properly.

Nevertheless, Jadhav laboured to seven off 12 balls as KKR received the sport by 10 runs right here on Wednesday.

“On the time, we thought that Kedar might play the spinner properly and dominate, whereas Jadeja was there to come back and end. However in the long run there was an excessive amount of work to do and we fell brief,” Fleming mentioned on the press-match convention.

Jadhav was trolled closely on social media following the defeat.

The New Zealander rued that their batsmen let it “slip” regardless of having a lot assets. The crew added simply 14 runs from 11-14 overs, a interval after they misplaced each Shane Watson and an in-form Ambati Rayudu.

“If we might have gotten a kind of gamers to 75-plus and continued that partnership for one more possibly 4 or 5 overs, the sport might need been so much completely different.

“Kolkata hung in there lengthy sufficient to place strain on us and we simply couldn’t speed up. We really feel disillusioned that we let it slip.”

The absence of Suresh Raina, who pulled out of IPL for private causes, was as soon as once more felt sorely within the center however Fleming mentioned they’ve a well-balanced aspect.

“However the performances like right now, with the expertise we’ve received, we should always have put it away.”

“We have now received numerous batsmen anyway so the steadiness is superb with the six bowlers. I don’t suppose an additional batsman goes to assist.”

Dinesh Karthik’s ploy to carry his ace spinner Sunil Narine for the back-end of the innings paid dividends as he dismissed his ‘bunny’ Watson for ninth time in T20s.

“Ideally, you’ve one or two gamers bat via…Right now with (Sunil) Narine holding overs again, it made it very troublesome within the back-end,” the previous Kiwi skipper mentioned.

Fleming additional mentioned they’ve loads of batting assets and on the day their ploy didn’t work out.

“We’ve received a lot batting assets. Kedar is a late center to late batter for India. We might have gone a complete lot of various methods. Right now Kedar had some balls however that didn’t work out.

“You all the time put gamers in several areas and that’s simply when you’ve a lot batting expertise to select from. It’s one of many issues we have a look at, but it surely’s all in hindsight.”

CSK bowlers however stood as much as stage a outstanding comeback within the again to bowl out KKR for 167.

In his first recreation of the season, legspinner Karn Sharma, who changed Piyush Chawla within the XI, was probably the most economical of the lot and received CSK again into the sport together with his figures of two/25 from his full quota.

“He’s been ready for some time for a possibility. Within the first over he was a bit unfortunate however the subsequent three overs he actually labored arduous and he received us again into the sport. I feel he can get some confidence from this.

“With the pitches drying out, we are able to use him together with Piyush and Jaddu. We’d be capable of function with extra spinners which we’re used to,” Fleming mentioned.

Medium pacers Sam Curran and Shradul Thakur additionally bagged two wickets, whereas left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja was not given the ball on a sluggish pitch.

“It’s a query extra for MS (Dhoni). I don’t make these selections. I might think about that it was slightly bit to do with the wind and in addition the matchups that have been on the market with the left-handers. I feel the final really feel was that the medium pacers have been doing a great job,” Fleming signed off.

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