Cricket News: This season the IPL giants Chennai Super Kings have made their comeback, they are determined to win the first match against the defending champions Mumbai Indians. Before their mouthwatering fixture, the gaffer of the CSK team Stephen Fleming avouches that the key strength of their squad is the experience what their player has.
VIVO IPL 2018: Fleming gives an update about the CSK team for the opener against MI.
On the January transfer window CSK goes for the experienced player rather than the young guns, and because of those many ones mocked them, but the CSK head coach explained in matches most of the times it’s the senior ones who won the match for their teams.
He knows in few occasion the young guns have step up for the teams, players like Rashid Khan and Washington Sundar, and Fleming is very much hopeful and satisfied with his squad.
The CSK head coach added: “There is always a plan B (if the selection backfires), I value experience and I always have. If a professional player is in shape and performing well, he is a valuable asset. You don’t see young players come out and make a mark that often. People talk about it but very rarely, a young player has come out and scored the most runs. I am not too sure. Rashid Khan and Washington Sundar are exceptions, there is only a handful. The experienced players play a major part in all tournaments,”
“Bravo (Dwayne), Watson (Shane) are competing well. Harbhajan Singh has a good skill-set and M.S. Dhoni is a fine leader. They all look very good,”
Speaking about his team’s combination, Fleming said that the South African skipper will miss the opener because of his injury and Lungi Ngidi and Mark Wood just joined the team so the team is yet to make a decision about their participation against MI.
Fleming stated: “He won’t play tomorrow. He has got a couple of injuries he had throughout the summer. He needs a little bit of time. It was tough for him but he is positive to play and be fit for the majority of the tournament,”
“We had guys coming in last night. Mark Wood and Lungi Ngidi just joined the training. It is still a part of our discussions. These people are all meeting for the first time and the skills are being seen for the first time too. We still have a lot of work to do,”