Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris feels the potential for Chennai Super Kings reaching the playoffs are over. The three-time IPL champions have had a uncommon off season in IPL 2020, shedding seven video games out of 10 to be at present positioned on the backside of the points-table. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)
Even mathematically talking, CSK are hanging in by a thread. Even in the event that they win their remaining 4 matches, MS Dhoni’s workforce can be on 14 factors, however with Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers already on 14 factors and Mumbai Indians on 12, these three groups are prone to make it to the ultimate 4.
“Short answer and it hurts me to say this, I don’t think so. I think they are the one side who are out of this tournament right now,” Styris, who performed for 2009 champions Deccan Chargers, stated on Star Sports.
Styris’ ideas echoed with CSK coach and his former New Zealand captain and teammate Stephen Fleming, who admitted that maybe stretching three seasons with the identical bunch of gamers who’re of their 30s – some even late – and will not be getting any youthful was all the time a threat.
“You could tell by Stephen Fleming’s press conference last match. He believes the life cycle of this team is gone. We have been talking about it for 3 years, an ageing, old team. When that is the case, the performances, at some stage, were supposed to fall off the cliff as age catches up. I think this year is the year,” Styris defined.
“I think they did well to get as far as they did last year. But there are so many match-winners in that CSK side who are a little bit older or not quite finding form. I can’t see them turning it around. Apart from Faf du Plessis, with his consistent performances, and Deepak Chahar, there are not much else.”
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