Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar accepts bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja ought to bat ahead of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni within the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021.
Eminently, Jadeja batted at no. 6 within the first stage whereas Dhoni came at no.7 and Manjrekar feels that they ought to proceed with the same batting position. Manjrekar further stated that the MS Dhoni-led ought to perform well this time since of their affect players Sam Curran and Moeen Ali.
“Jadeja should bat ahead of MS Dhoni. I think so (CSK will do well) because their approach has changed and Moeen Ali and Sam Curran have become impact players so they should perform better than the last time we saw them in UAE,” said Manjrekar
CSK at long last seemed to have found a winning combination after the disappointment of 2020. Their young weapons like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Sam Curran were delivered within the first half of the season, whereas their spinners — Imran Tahir, Moeen Ali, and Ravindra Jadeja. Moreover came to the party. Moeen and Jadeja were also awed with the bat.
Manjrekar chose the abroad players for Chennai and Mumbai for the first match of the second phase.
“I think Moeen Ali, they should get both their fast bowlers in Hazlewood and Lungi Ngidi. And if there is a little bit of turn, Imran Tahir,” Manjrekar added. Dhoni-led CSK had recorded their worst-ever finish in the IPL last season. Since then, CSK has managed to bounce back quite remarkably as Dhoni’s men are placed second in the current league standings,” Manjrekar added.