‘I’m not worried’: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Ravindra Jadeja’s poor form | Cricket News

PUNE: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming isn’t too concerned about Ravindra Jadeja’s form but said the team will look into which position in the batting order best suits the star all-rounder going forward.
In 10 games this season, Jadeja has netted just 116 runs in 10 games with an average of 19.33 while winning five wickets at an economy rate of 7.52.
On Wednesday, Jadeja was sacked for three as CSK lost by 13 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore, their seventh loss overall.
“No, I’m not worried. The T20 game can be tough and if you hit 5th or 6th place you don’t have much time to find your rhythm or pace,” Fleming said during a virtual news conference.
“We’re going to look at that now and figure out what would be the best order going forward. But no, I’m not worried about his form.”

Terribly out of shape, Jadeja handed the captaincy back to Mahendra Singh Dhoni last week to focus on his own game.
With just six points from ten games, CSK are practically eliminated from the tournament and Fleming admitted they are “eliminated in all divisions”.
“Our field at times, the catches we’ve lost are worrisome. We’re not far away, in a lot of games you can say we came very close to winning.
“Games were taken away from us or we weren’t good enough to get across the finish line. But that’s usually the story of the competition when you’re just off the mark. All three departments were below average,” he said.
“We’ve lost some bowlers too, you have to acknowledge that, but yeah, we’ve just been away.”
Injuries to key players have also hit CSK, with Deepak Chahar being the most prominent member who missed the entire season due to a back injury he sustained while recovering from a quadriceps tear.
Moeen Ali also missed a few games after injuring his ankle during a training session.

“We had a couple of players in our plans that we lost early on, so we tried to bring in young players, probably a bit ahead of their time. Mukesh Choudhury has developed well, Simranjit gets a chance here.” said Fleming.
“But we’re just out of balance and the competition is so tight, that can make all the difference. We have some very good spin options.”
RCB Pacer Josh Hazlewood described their 13-run win over CSK as the team’s most important win of the tournament to date, as it kept them in the hunt for the playoffs.
The win ended RCB’s three-game losing streak and helped them finish fourth in the points table.
“It’s probably the most important win of the tournament so far. We’ve kind of got to the point where we have to win every game to get into the playoffs, that’s my feeling and today was the first step towards that.” ” he said.
“We’ve been flat the last three games, we need to work on bowling, batting and fieldwork to be honest. We put everything together and kept our chances, which is his most important win to date.”
Commenting on his T20 form, Hazlewood said: “For the last three years he has mainly played T20 cricket continuously, learning in different conditions and against different players.
“When I speak to many voices in this camp, there is a lot of experience, which comes in handy, it speeds up the learning process for me who only played 60-70 T20 games.”

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