Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have made the worst possible start to their IPL season. The franchise lost two out of their three matches and are clearly struggling to get among runs. South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has bore the brunt for scoring runs for CSK. But former Australia spinner Brad Hogg believes it is too early to write off CSK.
Hogg, who had featured in the IPL for KKR, said that CSK need to stop worrying about the conditions and should adapt to the situation. He also mentioned that the Chennai franchise are an experience side and they might comeback stronger in the latter half of the tournament.
“CSK need to stop worrying about conditions and adapt to the situation. They are experienced enough. Not writing them off yet, they will turn it around. #IPL2020 #DCvCSK,” Hogg tweeted.
CSK are devoid of the services of their veteran batsman Suresh Raina and spinner Harbhajan Singh. Ambati Rayudu had made a bright start to the IPL 2020 season by playing a match-winning knock. While Raina, the second highest run scorer in the IPL, had to pull out due to personal reasons. And their absence have reflected on the performance of the franchise.
Chasing a target of 176 runs against Delhi Capitals, CSK were restricted to 131/7 in the stipulated 20 overs. Murali Vijay and Shane Watson once again failed to give the franchise a head start.
Du Plessis again looked to anchor the innings and did best of his ability. Kedar Jadhav played a cameo. While the knock from captain MS Dhoni once again ended on the disappointing side with Ravindra Jadeja too failing to get going.