Stephen Fleming support Suresh Raina: On Thursday, MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad to qualify for the playoffs. However, in this match also Suresh Raina’s bat, popularly known as Mr. IPL, did not play. Raina has been struggling with poor form in IPL 2021. Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has supported him, saying that he is sure that Raina will do well in the upcoming matches of the tournament.
Three-time IPL winners Chennai Super Kings have 18 points from 11 matches. However, Raina’s form is a matter of concern for the team. Raina scored 54 runs in 36 balls against Delhi Capitals at the beginning of IPL 2021, but since then he has been able to cross the 20-run mark only once in 09 innings. So far in IPL 2021, Raina has scored only 157 runs in 11 innings.
Chennai head coach Stephen Fleming said, “His role is clear for us. He has time and it is only a matter of time when the batsman is able to score. We understand the value of his experience and know that He can play in the middle order. This is the department where we need strength. Raina is an experienced player. I hope his performance improves as the tournament progresses.”
The head coach said that with the IPL reaching the playoffs soon, Chennai has an opportunity to manage the workload of the players, but there is not going to be much change in the team. “The pace can be as fast as you have. We are not talking about that. But we have the opportunity to manage the workload,” he said. Let us inform that Chennai Super Kings led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni will now face Rajasthan Royals on Saturday.