Ravindra Jadeja, The Indian all-rounder is leading the team for the first time in the history of IPL. As MS Dhoni decided to hand over the captaincy to him, just before the tournament. The decision was announced a few days back.
Chennai Super Kings, The franchise are the defending champions as they won the trophy in the last season. The 4-time IPL champions are going through a tough phase in the 15th season of the league.
The Chennai-based side has lost all of the four games that they played in the ongoing season of IPL, They are yet to register their first win of the season. The team can be seen lacking in all three departments and especially, bowling.
Chennai Super Kings Squad for IPL 2022: MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Mahesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Simarjeet Singh, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Adam Milne, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishaanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Varma
Now, The former Indian all-rounder and head coach Ravi Shastri has come up with a statement. Shastri thinks Faf Du Plessis should have been in the CSK and led the team for this season as he wants Jadeja to focus on his cricket.
Ravi Shastri’s statement :
“I feel that someone like Jadeja should focus on his own game. If Chennai were to think back, they wouldn’t have let go of Faf du Plessis.
He is a match-winner, he has won the IPL with Chennai, and he has a lot of experience. If Dhoni was thinking of giving up the captaincy, then Faf should have been given the job, and Jadeja should have continued as [just] a player.
He would have played freely, without the pressure of captaincy. Things could have been different for Chennai then.”
The team can be seen missing Suresh Raina in their middle order. While their primary pacer Deepak Chahar has not joined the team due to a quadriceps muscle injury. The English all-rounder, too, missed the first game due to visa issues.