Monday, 15 March 2010

Chennai Super KIings Vs Deccan Chargers - Match Review

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.  

Positives:
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.

Negatives
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. 

2 comments:

Sathya said...

Robin :

Thanks for being a passionate CSK fan.

Its easy to second guess when something does not work - How about over 18 and 19 ? they really did put a break in momentum

If Tyagi cannot even bowl couple ones on the stump, what is Dhoni supposed to do ? If Dhoni had given the ball to Raina, it would have been if Dhoni cannot even trust his Opening bowler why play him ?

CSKs problem from Day one has been #1 --> No opener to back-up Hayden
#2 --> one good Fast bowler short

We pretty much live and die based on how we bat first 6 overs and how we bowl first 6 overs. if we have about 15-20 run differential in first 6 overs, we tend to win.

Unknown said...

@ Sathya,

Though Tyagi is a good bowler, he still lacks the confidence to performance in the big stage. So expecting him to bowl the final over in such a crucial match might not be the best way to go forward.