Dubai: Licking their wounds after dropping to Delhi Capitals right here on Friday, the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) brains belief are flummoxed that their much-vaunted spinners are firing blanks.
The group has dropped two successive matches after a profitable begin towards champions Mumbai Indian within the IPL opener, and coach Stephen Fleming admitted that issues have not labored out as deliberate.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s group went right down to Delhi Capitals after managing simply 131 for seven whereas chasing a goal of 176. Spin bowlers Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja had been unable to take advantage of the sluggish pitch.
“It’s an area of concern because it is such a strength for CSK,” Fleming advised reporters in a digital chat. “The style of play that we have developed over the last 12 years is heavily based on spin.”
Chawla claimed two wickets and gave away 33 runs from his 4 overs towards Delhi whereas Jadeja went wicketless and leaked 44 runs. In CSK’s earlier loss to Steve Smith’s Rajasthan Royals, this duo’s eight overs collectively price 95 runs.
Chennai’s batting has additionally disenchanted, although South African veteran Faf du Plessis leads the match’s particular person rating chart with 173 runs.
Dhoni was criticised earlier this week coming down the order within the facet’s unsuccessful chase towards Delhi.
“We seek to be a little clearer of what we are doing and perhaps what we are missing is a bigger contribution at the top,” stated Fleming.
“We are trying to find combinations where we get the best players in at the right time. To keep shunting the order all over the pace is not our style.”