The defending champions CSK are in early trouble as they loose three matches in a row. The latest defeat is a thing to worry about as CSK loose by a huge margin of 54 runs. This is the second time that CSK lost by a margin of more than 50 runs while chasing. CSK were also bowled out for only the second time since 2018.
The problem for CSK has been their starts. Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaikwad were the main stays with the bat and ball in power play where they took the game away from their opponents early.
This time around CSK miss the services of Deepak Chahar. Ruturaj Gaikwad has been struggling with his form which is a bad sign for the men in yellow.
In IPL 2021 Chahar was the one who troubled the batters with his pace, swing and picked up 10 wickets in the powerplay overs and CSK are missing the early breakthroughs that he provided in the previous season.
The new skipper Ravindra Jadeja said after the loss against Punjab. “It is always important to get early wickets in power play. As a bowling unit, you want two-three wickets. We are definitely missing Deepak and his early breakthroughs.”
Ravindra Jadeja speaks on CSK performance
“Deepak is our main bowler and we are hoping he will be here as soon as possible. Because it is very important to take wickets with new balls. His return will make the bowling unit stronger,” the captain said.
“We need to give him (Ruturaj Gaikwad) confidence, we need to back him, we all know that he’s a very good player. We’ll definitely back him and I am sure that he will come good,” Jadeja said at the post-match presentation party.
“In T20 cricket, it is a matter of one match,” he said. “One win can change things. It will get us the momentum. We are in search of that win. We need not explain anything to them. They know their duties, we are working hard towards that. We are hoping out efforts will click.”