IPL 2018: MS Dhoni, Watson, and Bravo important for CSK, says Stephen Fleming

Fleming believes that CSK can go all the way.

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Stephen Fleming, the head coach of the Chennai Super Kings, has reiterated that it is the wealth of experience that MS Dhoni, Shane Watson, and Dwayne Bravo brings to the table for CSK that has been the key reason for CSK's rise at the top of the table this season. The trio has stood up for their team this season and have from time to time put up matchwinning performances. 

Talking about this to the reporters. Fleming was quoted saying, "Age isn't really a barrier. Watson is a good example, very professional with what he does and prepares himself well. He's playing extremely well, Bravo is another one, MS Dhoni is not a bad one either. I still think the big guys still have a lot to give. The calmness around the group plays a big part," 

Fleming also showered praise on Ambati Rayudu, who has been brilliant for Chennai this season and is their highest run-getter. He said, "He has been massive for us. We did pick him with that role in mind, that there might be a little bit of shuffling. And he has done that before. So the way he was picked at Mumbai and the way he plays interests me a lot. The way he has performed this year, he has been fantastic for us. There are only two spots really, two or four, And he has been given a very clear role right from the start. So depending on the combination we play, he knows what type of game to play."

Fleming also talked about the over-dependence for CSK on their batting and the lack of all-roundedness to their bowling. He said, "We are playing high scoring games. It's got to do with conditions, bad bowling under pressure, and great batsmanship," 

"If you lose three-four games, you are down in the bottom, we know that but it is keeping us on the edge and making us uncomfortable about each game which is a good thing from a coach's point of view," 



By Kashish Chadha - 03 May, 2018

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