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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming admitted that they need to improve in all three departments after their eight-wicket loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Navi Mumbai.
This is the worst start for the four-time IPL champions as they registered their fourth consecutive defeat in IPL 2022. CSK are at the bottom of the points table after four matches.
CSK posted 154/7 as Moeen Ali scored 48 off 35 balls and skipper Ravindra Jadeja struck a quick 15-ball 23 at the end of the innings. SRH opener Abhishek Sharma scored 75 off 50 balls, his innings at a strike rate of 150 with five fours and three sixes, and Rahul Tripathi made 39 off 15 balls as SRH took eight wickets with 14 balls to spare. Won victory.
Fleming criticized CSK’s approach in the last four matches and admitted that they are not even fighting to win. The former New Zealand captain also mentioned that back to back defeats have adversely affected the confidence of the players.
“I think it’s clear. We need to work on batting, bowling and fielding. And going forward, we improve our batting, bowling and fielding. Today we played well. We are kind of learning. “We have some issues with the availability of players, and a little weak in some areas, that we’re looking to pursue players,” Fleming said in a post-match press conference.
“And we have no evidence that such a belief helps. We are not winning any match. With no game even close to winning, you tend to have a little self-doubt, and the players get a little dull. So, we just have to work on that very quickly and try to find some rhythm and come back in the tournament,” he said.
CSK will play their next match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 12 at the same venue.
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