Mumbai, April 10: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming has admitted doubts are creeping in on them and players are getting a bit nervous after the defending champions lost their fourth straight IPL 2022 game. with the new captain Ravindra Jadeja.
In another below-average performance from the four-time IPL champions, CSK managed to put just 154 on the board, thanks mainly to a 35-ball 48 from Moeen Ali. But SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) took their first win of the season with Abhishek Sharma (75) and Kane Williamson (32) scoring most of the race.
Fleming said that all aspects of CSK’s game were a concern at IPL 2022.
“Every facet is a concern. We were outplayed. We’re learning. We’ve got some issues with player availability and some areas are (a) a little below par and we’re just looking for players to step up. So we have something to learn with our players and our team, and we haven’t had any evidence to help believe,” said the New Zealander.
“So, we’re not winning games. You have a little hesitation and players are getting a little bit upset. So we have to work on that pretty quickly and try to find some rhythm and try to come back.” in the tournament,” Fleming added.
Fleming said that Deepak Chahar’s absence was a loss and he hoped that one or two good performances could help restore confidence in the group.
“Deepak is a loss, but if I could sum this up right, hitting, bowling and a little bit of fielding, it’s pretty much everything. So, it’s just pressure. We’re just not putting ourselves in a position to pressure the opposition.” And we’re getting there in a distant second. So these can be small margins and it takes a good performance or two, and you get a little bit of belief and a little bit of evidence that you’re okay with the way you’re going.
“Well, I think it’s clear. Hitting, bowling and fielding is what we have to work on, and in the future we will improve hitting, bowling and fielding.” Skipper Jadeja said the team fell 20-25 runs short, although 155 was not a bad score at the wicket.
“It’s on the ball that we’re disappointed but we were 20-25 runs short. We were looking to fight to the finish. 155 isn’t a total bad and our bowlers were looking to take wickets. Tomorrow could be a day off but we’ll look to improve. We’ll talk of what we lack. We are professionals and we need to work hard, unite and come back stronger”, said Jadeja.