IPL 2023 RR vs CSK: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming says that we do not play with the things that are going well. cricket news
Needing 203 runs to win, CSK finished with 170/6, handing hosts Rajasthan a 32-run victory.
Chennai coach Fleming stressed the importance of “set roles” in the batting order when asked if some of the bigger batsmen could be promoted.
“Set roles are very important. (Ajinkya) Rahane has been fantastic for us at No.3. We don’t mess with things that are going well,” Fleming said. “It was only today when we came up against a team that reduced the pace of the ball. We couldn’t get any real momentum in the first six overs.
“Devon Conway, who has been in great form, couldn’t get going. The pace of the innings was slow. When we tried to get hold of the game, we made mistakes.”
Playing at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, Rajasthan scored 64 for no loss in the powerplay and scored 202 for five while batting first, while Chennai could only manage 42 for one in the first six overs.
Fleming admitted that they lost the match in the Powerplay, adding that the opposition were “excellent” with both bat and ball in the first six overs.
Fleming said at the press-conference, “The first six overs, he was brilliant with bat and ball as well. It set the foundation for two innings for him.”
“We could have been better, but part of it is playing away from home – trying to find the right length to bowl, what kind of swing conditions we are going to get. That is part of the challenge of playing away. “
Opener Yashasvi Jaiswal smashed 77 off 43 balls while Devdutt Padikkal (24 not out) and Dhruv Jurel (34 off 15) provided a late charge to push RR ahead.
CSK bowlers were a bit unlucky as several ends went for boundaries in the final over.
“This pitch was very different in appearance than the previous one. It played well. It started slowing down a bit towards the end, but Rajasthan played brilliantly in the home game. They played really well from the blocks. Came out. Brilliant innings from Jaiswal to build some momentum,” the 50-year-old coach said.
“We came back in the game quite well. We were a bit unlucky. In the last 3-4 overs, just a couple of overs, maybe 16-20 runs more than we thought. That’s just how the game goes. Those extra 20 runs made it very difficult.”
Jurel said he has practiced for match situations where he can make an impact in a few balls.
Jurel said, “My mantra is to bat and the rest will take care of itself. I have just faced the situation. I have batted for three-four hours every day. I make sure I am getting something out of my batting. “
“I try to keep the game simple. I know I can hit everywhere. Even if I play 6-7 balls, I know I can hit big and Can completely change the game.”
“It is a space that was given by the management so I practice like this. It doesn’t look like I am scoring runs or I have less balls, I have to score big runs, it doesn’t matter.” He added.
run out jurel M S Dhoni And the batsman said that he is lucky to share the field with the Indian legend.
He said, “I am lucky enough to share the field with MS Dhoni. I have always dreamed of this. I don’t feel the pressure, I feel motivated. He is behind me, he is watching me, for me. That’s enough.”
Chennai Super Kings will next take on Punjab at home on Sunday, April 30.
(with agency inputs)