The wait for the start of IPL 2020 is over as it is just over 24 hours to go for the campaign opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi. Both teams are busy making their final calculations for the first game and also choosing their strongest XI. MS Dhoni is once aiming to lift another title with CSK.
However, ahead of the first game, former Indian cricketer and KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar said that managing the senior players and maintaining their athleticism will be the biggest challenge for Dhoni.
MS Dhoni’s side is the oldest in the tournament with the average of the side being 30-plus. While T20 cricket is considered to be a young man’s game, CSK has opted to go for the experience.
“MSD as a captain, I know has a lot of experience, he has other experienced players as well, but how will he adjust these experienced players on field is what I am eager to watch. I do not think there will be any challenges he will face during batting or bowling with respect to these experienced players,” Bangar said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
Managing senior players a challenge for MS Dhoni- Sanjay Bangar
Meanwhile, Bangar also highlighted the problem that MS Dhoni will face given the squad that CSK has managed to assemble.
“The most challenging aspect will be considering the T20 format is based on athleticism and fielding plays a vital role in this format, how will he manage his senior players placing them on the field. I think this will be the most challenging part as a captain for him” added Bangar.
Furthermore, former Indian skipper Sunil Gavaskar is excited to see MS Dhoni back in action in the IPL. The former Indian skipper retired from international cricket in August this year and Gavaskar is elated t see him back.
“We will be watching MS Dhoni play after a year, and am sure everyone is waiting to see him back in action. Let the games begin,” he said on Star Sports.