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IPL 2018: Dhoni, Raina making new game plan for CSK

IPL 2018: Dhoni, Raina making new game plan for CSK
Written by Abhishek Lohia

Chennai Super Kings who return after two years ban in IPL is preparing tight strategies to win Season 11. Under this strategy, CSK captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may come in to bat in the upper order. CSK Chief coach Stephen Fleming says Dhoni will bat in the top order this season. However, according to the circumstances, Dhoni will be promoted to bat. After this Stephen Fleming says MS Dhoni is a great batsman, he knows very well the conditions and strategies of the opponent team. It’s okay to bat according to the conditions, but promoting him up can make the team more profitable. “We have selected talented players such as Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo so that we can make plans for the middle order,” Fleming said.

Explaining about the team’s bowling, Fleming said, “CSK has many talented bowlers who can overtake the match at any time. Mark Wood and Lungi Angadi have excellent bounce with good speed, which can get the opposition batsmen in trouble. Apart from this, experienced players like Shane Watson will also help in managing the bowling. While praising Team India’s young bowler Shardul Thakur, Fleming said that the team would have a great advantage in the death overs. He told that when he was the coach of Pune Supergiants, then Shardul Thakur was also in this team. During this, Stephen Fleming was impressed with the bowling of Shardul Thakur.

On Previous week Chennai Super Kings team played a practice match at Chennai’s MA Chidambaram Stadium, which saw about 15 thousand viewers reaching. During this practice session, CSK star player Suresh Raina batted well with the bat. He played a horrible inning of 54 runs in 27 balls with one four and seven sixes. During this, Raina hit four sixes in the over of young bowler Deeper Chahar. Dhoni was not playing in this practice match, but after seeing Raina’s innings, Chennai’s fans looked delighted. Chennai leg-spinner Karn Sharma and Imran Tahir also performed well in this practice session. Both of these bowlers took four wickets. Chennai will play their opening game against defending champion Mumbai Indians on 7 April.

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Abhishek Lohia

Abhishek Lohia is a Sports and Political Writer at Newsfolo. He has been working as a Journalist for 2 years and has previously worked at Sportsflu, Sportscafe, and some other Digital Channels. He covers the ruling BJP Government, civic bodies, and Indian politics. He also covers latest Sports News and Live Coverage. He is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from IPEC College, Sahibabad. He can be reached at; [email protected], you can also follow him on twitter @chiraglohia2

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