Former India opener Wasim Jaffer feels that defending champions Chennai Super Kings are lacking the providers of Faf du Plessis this season on the prime of the batting order. Du Plessis, who was related to Chennai for a very long time was not retained by the defending champions as Royal Challengers Bangalore signed him within the public sale for a whopping INR 7 crore.

CSK haven’t been capable of open their account on the factors desk thus far in 4 matches as they’ve failed to seek out the appropriate steadiness this season. The Yellow Army can also be going by a transitional section with Ravindra Jadeja taking on the captaincy cost from veteran MS Dhoni.


Jaffer identified that CSK are lacking a wicket-taking bowler in powerplay overs as they’re with out Deepak Chahar who’s but to realize full health.

In his absence, the Yellow Army is failing to take essential wickets with the brand new ball. They lacked wicket-taking choices as other than Dwayne Bravo not one of the different bowlers create a lot issues for the opposition batters.

“They miss a wicket-taker in the powerplay. Plus, Ruturaj and Uthappa not scoring. If one of your top four does not bat for 14 or 15 overs it’s going to be very hard,” Jaffer mentioned on ESPNCricinfo.

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He additional asserted how Du Plessis used to launch strain from the center order to bat them freely and which isn’t taking place this 12 months.

“Du Plessis did a wonderful job with Gaikwad because of which their three, four and five could bat freely and that is not happening this year. That is why they are not able to put up the total they want to put and help their bowling defend their total,” mentioned Jaffer.

On Saturday, in one other below-par efficiency by the four-time IPL champions, CSK managed to place simply 154 on the board, thanks primarily to a 35-ball 48 by Moeen Ali. But SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) notched their first win of the season with Abhishek Sharma (75) and Kane Williamson (32) doing bulk of the scoring within the run-chase.

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