Chennai Super Kings’ perennial strength of playing with experienced and senior players have come back to bite them in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. They have only managed three wins from 10 matches and are almost out of IPL 2020. In the wake of it, veteran cricketer Manoj Tiwary has called for a radical change in the squad ahead of the next season.
The three-time IPL champions came up with a pretty average squad on paper with no real talented young cricketers in their side. On top of it, the absence of their highest run-scorer Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh didn’t bode well.
Chennai Super Kings need to rebuild their squad – Manoj Tiwary
Skipper MS Dhoni also returned to action after a year and never looked in rhythm with the bat. Shane Watson also returned to action after a long time and Dwayne Bravo’s injury didn’t work well for them. Also, Kedar Jadhav has been an utter disappointment. And the results were in front of everyone to see.
Chennai Super Kings managed to win just three games from their 10 outings and never looked like threatening for the other teams. In the wake of the poor campaign, Manoj Tiwary has called out for a radical change in the squad. He also urged the team to rebuild their squad and come back stronger.
“I believe its time for @ChennaiIPLto REBUILD the team before the next edition of #IPLT20 It’s quite evident the absence of Chinna Thala @ImRaina from d start has impacted their middle-order nd overall batting big time. Around 500-600 runs every season he used 2 score,” Manoj Tiwary wrote on Twitter.
I believe its time for @ChennaiIPL to REBUILD the team before the next edition of #IPLT20 It's quite evident the absence of Chinna Thala @ImRaina from d start has impacted their middle-order nd overall batting big time. Around 500-600 runs every season he used 2 score👍 #CSKvRR
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 19, 2020
Chennai suffer their 7th defeat
Bowling first, Rajasthan Royals first choked their batting, which no longer looks like it was. The spinners – Rahul Tewatia and Shreya Gopal bowled extremely well in the middle backed by the incredible Jofra Archer. Ravindra Jadeja was the only batsman to show some intent, remaining unbeaten on 35 to help Chennai post 125 runs on the board.
It was a cakewalk for Rajasthan during the chase. After reeling at 28 for three, Jos Buttler and Steve Smith added 98 runs for the fourth wicket playing out Chennai bowlers to sail past the target. Buttler remained unbeaten on 70 runs while Smith chipped in with 26 to earn two crucial points.