CSK: In the absence of Jadeja ‘… player who will be added without any other option: Will you prove sweet talent?

In the opening matches of the 15th season of the IPL, the Chennai Super Kings lost badly and won only 2 of the first 8 matches.

Following the resignation of Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni re-assumed the captaincy. Under his leadership, Chennai Super Kings have won 2 out of 3 matches. Even that one defeat was by a margin of 12 runs last time out.

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CSK have won 4 of 11 matches so far and remain 9th on the points table. Can no longer qualify directly for the play-off round. Based on the net run rate, there is a 10 percent chance of qualifying with 14 points. Thus, the Chennai Super Kings team is forced to win the next 3 matches.

Substitute for Jadeja:

While Mahendra Singh Dhoni had planned to field a quality XI, Ravindra Jadeja has been ruled out of the remaining matches due to injury. If he had been in the team, Ambati Rayudu would have been dropped. The reason is that he has not scored enough runs in the last few matches. The fielding was also level.

Must Prove:

That is why Dhoni had decided to sideline him. In this situation, Ambati Rayudu will get another chance as Jadeja has left. Using this, he is forced to prove his ability by playing immensely in the upcoming matches. If he loses the next three matches, the chances of him being dropped from the team are bright.

Expectation:

Thus, there is an expectation of how Ambati Rayudu is going to perform in today’s match against Mumbai Indians. Cricket critics believe that the Mumbai team has more chances to accumulate runs by playing without any problems as all the bowlers besides Bumra are batting and Rayudu is about to bang in the middle order.