Jadhav, who had struggled throughout the Dream11 IPL, came in to bat at the fall of skipper MS Dhoni’s wicket but he was once again unable to get sort of rhythm to his batting, managing a painstaking 12-ball 7 as CSK choked in their run-chase of 168.
“At the time, we thought that Kedar could play the spinner well and dominate, while Jadeja was there to come and finish. But in the end, there was too much work to do and we fell short,” Fleming said at the press-match conference,” Stephen Fleming told media at the press-conference.
“We’ve got so much batting resources. Kedar is a late middle to late batter for India. We could have gone a whole lot of different ways. Today Kedar had some balls but that didn’t work out. You always put players in different areas and that’s just when you have so much batting talent to choose from. It’s one of the things we look at, but it’s all in hindsight.” he added.
‘I don’t think an extra batsman is going to help’- Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming, however, went on to admit that the move backfired substantially, adding that the team should have closed out the game after such a good start.
”If we could have got one of those players to 75-plus and continued that partnership for another maybe four or five overs, the game might have been a lot different. Kolkata hung in there long enough to put pressure on us and we just couldn’t accelerate. We feel disappointed that we let it slip.” Stephen Fleming admited.
There has been a lot of clamor among the CSK fans regarding the return of ace batsman Suresh Raina, but Fleming is content with the batting depth that the squad boasts of despite repeated botch of run-chases.
“The performances like today, with the experience we have got, we should have put it away. We have got a lot of batsmen anyway so the balance is very good with the six bowlers. I don’t think an extra batsman is going to help,” he said.