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By Behindwoods News Bureau | Oct 20, 2020 06:46 PM

After Chennai Super Kings (CSK) faced their seventh loss of the season in IPL 2020, the head coach Stephen Fleming opened up on CSK’s woes this season.

stephen fleming opens up after cskvrr says ageing squad difficult

Yesterday, Chennai Super Kings were beaten by a rather dominant Rajasthan Royals (RR), who won the game by 7 wickets.  

Ever since the start of the IPL, CSK have been performing low so far with the bat, ball, and on the field. Due to their performance, MS Dhoni, has also faced a lot of heat for improper team management and team selection.

stephen fleming opens up after cskvrr says ageing squad difficult

Post the match, CSK coach Stephen Fleming said that the ageing CSK side might have run out of juice, hinting that several players in the club might be past it.

“It’s fair to say looking at the table now, this team might have run out of a bit of a juice. In the three year circle, we always thought that a third year with the ageing group would be difficult, and now the fact that the IPL is in Dubai has challenged us with a whole new set of requirements,” Fleming said in the post match press conference.

Further Fleming revealed that, on the back of a performance in which there were no positives, the mood in the CSK camp was ‘really low’, and admitted that reaching the play-offs might now be an impossible task.

stephen fleming opens up after cskvrr says ageing squad difficult

“The mood in the camp is pretty down. We’ve come close in a couple of games but today we were thoroughly outplayed. You usually get hope and confidence moving forward when you get positives, but we knew today was an important game to stay alive in the competition. I think we still have an outside chance, but when you’re relying on other results and a change in form for your team, it’s very hard to be upbeat and positive. So we’ve got to look at your next 4 encounters and ensure that we get back and hang in the competition. Maybe we’ll find out some answers with some other players we’ve got,” said the CSK coach.

This IPL season CSK and Dhoni have been slammed with questions about Kedar Jadhav’s bowling to which Fleming asserted that Dhoni does not consider Jadhav a T20 bowler and claimed that the franchise only planned to use the 35-year-old in case the pitches turned square.

stephen fleming opens up after cskvrr says ageing squad difficult

“I don’t think MS Dhoni considers him a T20 bowler. We’ve been operating on the fact that he won’t bowl unless it’s really turning. The tracks, up to this point, only have been slow - they have not turned square where he (Jadhav) might come into play." he finally added.

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