Sunday, 21 April 2013

Jadeja does it again for CSK

Another match that CSK nearly made a melee of a small total. Thanks to the efforts on the fielding department and explosive batting of Jadeja, they won the match. CSK never learns from their past mistakes - another match in which the powerplay overs were dominated by the opposition. Until CSK find a method to dominant power-play overs, they would always start the match with a weakness. 

Positives:
1. Mohit Sharma & Christ Morris: Bowled well. Their tight overs slowly brought CSK into the match after the early onslaught
2. Jadeja & Ashwin - Spinner Pair: And I am expecting great things from this pair for both CSK and India. 
3. Jadeja, the batsman: Though i have always been a critic of Jadeja, his batting has improved leaps & bounds this season. Expecting great things from him - this season. 
4. Hussey: Though people may find faults with his run-rate, the difference between both the innings today was the anchor role played by Hussey.
5. Fielding: Run-out by Badri was exceptional. Those things can only be learnt by rote practice - i.e. throwing balls at a single wicket again, again & again. Fielding team & coach deserves applause for winning the match today. 

Negatives:
1. Team Management: At some point in the game, it felt like team management believed the game was on their hands. Other than this, I am not able to put any rationale reason for sending Ashwin as an opener. 
2. Vijay & Raina: They need to get their 'mojo' back. 
3. Albie: Another poor day in the bowling for Albie and he did not get an opportunity to showcase his batting. He desperately needs his confidence back. Among the current four foreign players, he is the most likely to be dropped to accommodate Nannes - once back from the injury. 

CSK has 3 must-win home matches coming up in the next 8 days. Time for the lions to roar and dominate the season 6. 

Fan's Man of the Match: Ravindra Jadeja.  



2 comments:

Danesh said...

Ashwin's opening with Hussey seems to be an acknowledgment of the fact that Vijay is struggling. It might be better to drop him and give another chance to Anirudha or make Badri open. Apart from the 50 against KXIP, his other scores are 2,18,2,5. Or once Faf is available, he may able to get in at the expense of Albie Morkel?

Robin Samuel said...

@Danesh, While Faf is available, team is going to find it tough to pick four out of Hussey, Bravo, Morkel, Chris Morris and Faf.