MS Dhoni may advance Sam Curran at No. 3 in IPL 2020 after Suresh Raina's exit: Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
Contrasted with other Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players, Mr. IPL Suresh Raina had started arrangements for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 much ahead of time as the left-hander was seen preparing with Rishabh Pant much in front of his flight to Chennai. Additionally considering he had reported his retirement from global cricket on August 15, IPL 2020 was an uncommon competition for Raina's fans. Accordingly, it came as an immense stun when he pulled out of the competition referring to 'individual reasons'.
Alongside MS Dhoni, Raina has been one of the columns for CSK since the start of the competition. His exit may be a major blow for the establishment, yet it has likewise opened entryways for the administration to explore.
As indicated by previous Indian leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, in Raina's nonappearance, Dhoni may advance England all-rounder Sam Curran at the number three position.
"In T20s, most groups utilize leg-spinners to inconvenience the right-handers. Yet, at that point, a left-hander could haggle with leggies without any problem. So the loss of such a setup batsman like Raina would hurt CSK. However, they have a utility part in Curran and could send the southpaw up the request. He can bat at No. 3 and give CSK those valuable runs. Throughout the long term, we have likewise observed Dhoni inclining toward left-arm pacers. Curran can prove to be useful since he can swing the ball noticeable all around and is an extremely eager defender," Siva disclosed to The Times of India.
One of the adolescents who is required to be remembered for the CSK playing XI after Raina's exit is Ruturaj Gaekwad. The adolescent had been amazing in CSK's five-day instructional course in Chennai and has likewise the support of CSK proprietor N Srinivasan - who was intrigued by his presentation.
"He is an exceptional batsman and will get an opportunity now. Ruturaj can turn into the superstar, who knows?" the CSK boss told Outlook.
Gaekwad, alongside Deepak Chahar, are two CSK cricketers who have been tried positive for coronavirus. CSK's pre-season camp has been postponed after upwards of 13 individuals were discovered to be positive for COVID-19.
While CSK has a lot of opening choices in Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Ambati Rayudu, Gaekwad and Murali Vijay, the administration should move one of these batsmen at the critical No. 3 spot. Expected to play the IPL 2020 opener against Mumbai Indians, with an all-inclusive isolate, CSK fans may need to stand by to see their establishment back in real life.