Yes! It showed yesterday that Chennai Super Kings did not have any plan. Yes, It seemed like the team was under prepared for the crucial opening match. Yes! Deccan Chargers defeated Chennai Super Kings comprehensively. But I still believe it is too early to write the team off.
1. Ashwin & Murali: Murali showed that he has not lost any of his wizardry and kept DD batsmen on a tight leash. It was another good bowling performance from Ashwin. This season should be critical for him to stake a claim in Indian ODI Squad.
2. Albie Morkel: 40+ runs scored should give a little bit of confidence. Hope the confidence rubs into his bowling.
1. Lack of Planning: It seems as if the team did not have a meeting/discussion/planning for the match. There was no prior plans on who will bowl the death overs. There was no prior plans on how the opening overs would be dealt with.
2. Raina & Vijay: It was sad to these talented players succumb to rashness/foolishness. Hope somebody drills wisdom into their heads
Hope the team does a little bit of planning (if not, at least have a team discussion) before going to the next match against Kolkata Knight Riders.