CSK Bowlers Must Reduce No-Balls And Wides Or Face A New Skipper
In an attempt to score 218 runs, LSG was restricted to 205 for 7 despite MS Dhoni's bowlers scattering the ball all over the place with three no-balls and 13 wides.
The captain of the Chennai Super Kings, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, has warned his bowlers that they will have to play under a new captain if they continue to give the other team free runs with no-balls and wides in upcoming IPL games.
Dhoni warned his team to be cautious despite their 4–0 record and Monday's 12–0 victory over the Lucknow Super Giants at the MA Chidambaram stadium.
The wicketkeeper-batsman was frustrated that his team's bowlers gave up easy runs by bowling 13 wides and three no-balls, but LSG could only score 205 runs in their chase of 218.
Against the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, CSK bowled four wides and two no-balls in a close game. It was a five-wicket defeat for Dhoni's squad.
CSK's young fast bowler Rajvardhan Hangargekar had a no-ball and three wides in that game. He threw three more incomplete passes against LSG on Monday.
Yet another CSK, Tushar Deshpande bowled poorly on Monday, resulting in two wickets despite four wides and three no-balls.
Veteran CSK bowler Deepak Chahar was also absent on that day. As a result of his wide bowling, the team lost five more runs.
At the postgame introduction, Dhoni said frankly, "We are bowling too many extra balls, and we need to stop that, or they will get a new captain."
Dhoni was caught off guard by the pitch at Chepauk on Monday, which resulted in many runs. It was a fantastic game with many scoring opportunities. We have all pondered the potential outcomes for the wicket. We needed to handle them. There were several winners in this match. It was a fantastic debut. The place was packed for the first time in five or six years; the game was being played there. It needs to move at a snail's pace. Runs could be scored on this wicket, but it generally slowed down as the game progressed. The next six games at home will tell us a lot about whether or not we can expect to score.
Dhoni acknowledged the need for development and adjustment in the fast bowling of his team, saying as much. Make the batters hit the ball over the fielders even if the field is flat.
KL Rahul, captain of the Lucknow Super Giants, admitted that fielding first after winning the toss was not the best strategy.
The players said it was slick and moved around, so there was something for them, but they didn't put it in the right spots. Rahul warned that teams with good hitters will "make you pay." We lost the game because 70 runs were scored in six overs. I am trying to figure out what went wrong. Rahul said his team didn't always win and sometimes let the game get away from them.
The current state of Kyle Mayers' health is excellent. When I watched West Indies games, he hit the ball like it was on fire. I'm glad he had the same attitude when he came here. Both in Lucknow and today, he struck the ball extremely far. He really made the most of the opportunity. Ravi Bishnoi also did a great job. It's great to see different players step up to help us win the game, and we can take that into the competition.