Albie Morkel Former South Africa all-rounder feels that Suresh Raina’s absence in IPL 2020 happening in DUBAI will have major impact as it has created a massive gap in CSK middle order batting.
MSD have to make batting order changes to accomodate Raina’s place which is going to impact team combination and they have to adopt the change very fast to reduce the impact of massive gap created due to absence of Raina and have balanced team.
SR have played 193 games all for CSK and he has been there with CSK since inception.He has scored more than 5K runs and taken 25 wickets as well.
He has performed as all rounder for CSK having option to bowl when ever needed and contributed with ball as well .he have 25 wickets as well in his belt.
This have always provided Dhoni an extra options in bowling line if any bowler have a bad day which is oftenly expected especially in T20.
Everyone knows about fielding capabilities of SR which has been always on top and have always booted team confidence in fielding and sometime priceless wickets due to his exceptional fielding .He is long proven one of the best fielder in Indian Cricket.
We all know last month he opted out of IPL 2020 due to “personal reasons”. He was ready and already reached and was geared up for IPL 2020 in UAE but returned to India in a controversial manner.
SR have proven himself as Run Machine for CSK and contributed majorly in CSK performance in IPL over the years.When ever he have performed well CSK have performed well.
It was CSK bad luck they could not make it and become first team which have won four IPL titles.
MS Dhoni again will be in additional burden as always but he also have free mind now as he already declared retirement from International cricket.He can enjoy fearless cricket now.
MSD will be main focus from CSK in IPL 2020 he can consider promoting him in batting order to have better balance in team.
MSD will be in field first time after ICC World Cup in England .India reached to semis and how we can forget .It was nightmare in opening but heroic performance from MSD & Sir Jadeja almost stolen match from NZ.It was just matter of shot away.MSD have already announced retirement from International cricket on August 15 2020.
Albie Morkel Former South Africa all-rounder praised MSD saying he enjoyed his time at CSK mostly. 6 very successful years with MSD and MSD has been our cornerstone of our success.
MSD always leads by example & very skillful in what he does also have ability to stay calm under immense pressure. He was named as Captain Cool.
Let us hope absence of SR is not going to impact CSK negatively by making necessary adjustment and keeping team balance right as always MSD leading from front in his last few years with IPL.
We hope and MSD will be able to overcome from unfortunate exit of SR.Lets have another excellent IPL session by CSK as always in history of IPL.
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