One of the most successful IPL franchises, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will brace the field this season to clinch their fourth title. CSK are also known as ‘Daddies Army’ with the average age (31) of their squad being on the higher side.
The Chennai franchise has already suffered major blows ahead of their IPL 2020 campaign. After multiple members from their camp testing positive for coronavirus, CSK were shaken due to the departure of Suresh Raina and Harbajan Singh.
Despite all the hurdles, CSK are still expected to put up a dominant show in the UAE under the leadership of Dhoni. However, former India all-rounder and batting coach, Sanjay Bangar has said that ‘Mahi’ will face a big challenge when it comes to fielding, especially after the departure of Raina.
Bangar believes Dhoni will not have any problems when it comes to managing the experienced squad. But lack of athleticism can be a hindrance for CSK, according to Bangar.
MS Dhoni has a lot of experience as a captain: Sanjay Bangar
“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 the field is what I am eager to watch,” Bangar told Star Sports Cricket Connected show.
“I do not think there will be any challenges he will face during batting or bowling with respect to these experienced players. 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,” he further said.
Dhoni himself in the past had addressed CSK’s fielding issue. In the previous edition of the IPL, he had said that CSK might not be a great fielding side but it has the ability to cover it up with batting and bowling.
“We will never be a great fielding side, but we can be a safe fielding side. We might bleed a few runs here and there, but as long as we use our experience, we’ll make it up with our batting and bowling,” Dhoni had said.
The Yellow Army will begin their campaign against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the season opener in Abu Dhabi on September 19th.
Source: Cricket News – CricTracker