Chennai Tremendous Kings confronted their fifth lack of the season in seven video games because the aspect conceded a 37-run defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Saturday. In a 170-run chase, CSK might solely rating 132/eight in 20 overs as their batting order did not ship once more.
With this loss, CSK stay at sixth place however could additional slip to seventh if Rajasthan Royals win their match towards Sunrisers Hyderabad later at the moment.
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming mentioned that the top-order failure was key to the aspect’s loss within the recreation, insisting that scores from “prime Three-Four batsmen” are key to any aspect’s win.
“If we do not get a great begin, we’re falling right into a gap. We’re searching for constructive options. I would really like just a little bit extra depth within the center overs, we have loads of batting. We’re recovering nicely however we have to do little bit extra with the bat. We’re making an attempt to launch the shackles,” Fleming mentioned within the post-match press convention.
“We have chased each recreation and the wickets are getting slower. I would like to see extra intent.
“If you play nicely, normally your prime Three-Four batsmen get substantial rating, like Virat Kohli at the moment. Sadly, we’re not having video games the place it is working for us. We’re missing just a little little bit of confidence.”
Fleming additionally mentioned that the situations aren’t serving to the CSK squad which has at all times relied on spin prowess over a few years.
“It is (playoffs qualification) getting additional away if we play like this. In the event you take a look at couple of different components, it is an ageing workforce. Additionally, the situations — the spinners are enjoying a small position, however actually not a considerable position as we’re used to see over time,” mentioned the CSK had coach.
“We have been searching for methods to compete and alter the type of play which is troublesome, given now we have been so according to our alternatives.”
Nonetheless, Fleming identified that Deepak Chahar’s efficiency has been a constructive from the sport towards RCB. Chahar conceded solely 10 runs in three overs, whereas taking the wicket of Aaron Finch.
“Final recreation (he) wasn’t so good, so what we labored on was his consistency of preparation. Mentally, we ensure day-after-day is best than the final. In the present day was an important response to his below-par efficiency within the final recreation. He responded superbly,” mentioned Fleming.