CSK’s head Coach Stephen Fleming has hinted that FAF Du Plessis might open batting in the upcoming games of the IPL. This decision came after Rajasthan Royals defeated CSK by 16 runs in yesterday’s mind-blowing knock. However FAF Du Plessis played an outstanding knock of 72 runs off 37 balls. He was glued to the field till the 19th over of the game & had revived CSK’s chase before Rajasthan Royals ended their stint on field.
Du Plessis knock was full of sixes & fours. The Batsman hit seven glorious sixes & one four. The batsman had also played a crucial role in CSK’s Opening match against Mumbai Indians which held on Saturday. CSK’s Ambati Rayudu & Dwayne Bravo are injured & Du Plessis is in tremendous form which will increase Plessis chances to open batting in the upcoming games.
“Yeah maybe keeping in mind we had a couple of injuries, like Ambati Rayudu today just before we left for the game. So we had to shuffle a little bit but its early days. So we are just finding out how to drive this car,” said Fleming while responding to media if Du Plessis can be seen opening the batting in upcoming games, during a virtual press conference.
“There could be some movement but right at the stage, we got yet another game in quick succession. We are playing three in six days. We gonna make sure we do not panic as we never do and take whatever positives we get out of this game,” the coach added.
During the game, Sam Curran, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Kedar Jadhav came ahead of skipper MS Dhoni. Gaikwad, who came in place of injured Rayudu was not able to hit even a single run & got caught right in the very first ball.
“We were expecting good things. MS (Dhoni) is a specialist towards the end of the innings, always has been. Curran was there to keep us ahead in the game. He has good hitting power and it was just the first game for Ruturaj,” said Fleming. “We just wanted to be aggressive. We got a long batting order and just try to use our resources smartly,” he added. CSK will next face Delhi Capitals on September 25 in the ongoing IPL 2020.