MS Dhoni was missing the core last time but with Suresh Raina back CSK are ready in IPL 2021: Pragyan Ojha

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Indian Premier League: Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha believes that MS Dhoni is afloat equipped this clip around, successful the 14th IPL edition, to person a overmuch amended play than past year.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • If you look astatine CSK, the past clip they did not person a halfway team: Pragyan Ojha
  • I deliberation they person planned amended this year: Pragyan Ojha connected CSK
  • MS Dhoni volition marque definite to situation Delhi Capitals successful opener: Ojha

MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings is each acceptable to fastener horns with Delhi Capitals connected Saturday (April 10), astatine the Wankhede Stadium successful Mumbai. Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha believes that the CSK side, which did not marque it to the playoffs successful IPL 2020, is afloat equipped to combat backmost this time.

With Suresh Raina back, Ojha believes, CSK person their halfway backmost and the caller changes are caller for the broadside starting their run successful the 14th variation of the marquee T20 league.

“If you look astatine CSK, the past clip they did not person a halfway team. The halfway squad was not there. Once you don’t person the halfway team, erstwhile you’re gathering your squad astir definite players and past they are not disposable oregon they are injured, past it becomes precise pugnacious for you.

We saw Raina and Harbhajan Singh, they were not disposable due to the fact that of idiosyncratic reasons and Rayudu got injured aft the archetypal game. Watson was retired of form, Dwayne Bravo was coming retired of injury, Kedar Jadhav was not successful his champion form. If the halfway is not settled, it makes the squad struggle,” Pragyan Ojha said connected Sports Today.

“But present if you see, Raina is back, they person made a fewer changes, they person caller players. I deliberation they person planned amended this year. With the pandemic going on, they volition play successful different venues and not successful Chennai, and they person prepared for it this year. So I’m precise definite that a skipper of Ms Dhoni’s stature, volition not marque the aforesaid mistake doubly and he’ll beryllium good prepared and acceptable to perform,” helium added.

With respect to their opening lucifer against Delhi Capitals, Pragyan Ojha said that MS Dhoni’s broadside volition effort to maximise the lack of Shreyas Iyer and volition effort to enactment unit connected the newly-appointed skipper Rishabh Pant.

“With Radaba and Nortje not available, these 2 bowlers who were precise important for DC past year, MS Dhoni volition marque definite to situation DC. And the astir important thing, with regular skipper Shreyas Iyer injured, CSK volition effort and enactment immoderate benignant of unit connected the caller skipper Rishabh Pant and maximise connected the unavailability of these 2 bowlers. Expecting a superb crippled successful Mumbai with the reddish ungraded favouring the bowlers and the dew making a batting wicket aboriginal successful the game. What we saw yesterday [RCB vs MI], I’m expecting the aforesaid today,” helium said.