CSK coach Fleming not worried about Jadeja’s poor form

Pune, May 5 (PTI) Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming is not overly concerned about Ravindra Jadeja’s form but said going forward the team will see which position will suit the batting order for the star all-rounder.

In 10 matches of this season, Jadeja has so far scored just 116 runs at an average of 19.33 while taking five wickets at an economy rate of 7.52.

Jadeja was dismissed for three on Wednesday as CSK suffered a 13-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their seventh defeat.

Fleming said in a virtual press conference, “No, I’m not worried. T20 matches can be tough and when you are batting at 5th or 6th position, you don’t get much time to pick up the momentum. ,

“We will see which batting order will work for him next. But I am not worried about his form. ,

Jadeja, who has been in poor form, handed over the captaincy to Mahendra Singh Dhoni last week to focus on his game.

CSK have just six points from 10 matches and the team is almost out of the tournament and Fleming admitted that they were weak in all departments.

“Sometimes our fielding and dropping catches is a matter of concern. Most of our matches were close, we were really close to winning them. ,

Fleming said, “The matches were taken away from us or we could not reach the target. But this was generally the case in the tournament. We fell short in all the three departments. ,

He said, “We didn’t even have some bowlers, you know, but we fell short. ,

Injuries to key players have taken a toll on CSK with Deepak Chahar being the most important player to be ruled out of the season due to a back injury.

Moeen Ali also missed a few matches due to a training injury.