IPL 2021: However, Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has opined that the shape of Suresh Raina in IPL 2021 is a huge stress for the Chennai Super Kings going forward.
Though seeing CSK’s game against Kolkata Knight Riders on Dafa News, Manjrekar figured that between Ambati Rayudu and Raina. Then, in case he has got to choose one, he’ll select the former. He said so since he accepts the Andhra cricketer may be a superior long-term prospect for CSK compared to Raina.
“But if I have to look at somebody who is a possible candidate for success going ahead, I’ll go with Rayudu ahead of Raina,” continued Manjrekar.
Therefore, Raina has looked a pale shadow of his previous self in later a long time. Whereas he averaged less than 25 within the 2019 season, he has overseen fair 144 runs in nine games at a normal of 24 and a strike rate of 127.43 this year. Sanjay Manjrekar
The pitch at the Sheik Zayed Stadium has been conducive for spinners. Considering the same, Manjrekar has figured that CSK ought to drop Suresh Raina and include leg-spinner Karn Sharma to their XI. That’s because they already boast a long batting line-up.
“Chennai – on paper looking very solid – a lot of batting depth when you see someone like Dwayne Bravo coming at 8 or 9. Sam Curran will be back, and that will add to their batting. Chennai might look to make one change in their batting because they worry they have is in the spin department, and in Abu Dhabi, we have seen spinners come into play,” he said