Pune. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coach Stephen Fleming is not overly concerned about Ravindra Jadeja’s form but said going forward the team will see which position will be suitable for the star all-rounder in the batting order. In 10 matches of this season, Jadeja has so far scored just 116 runs at an average of 19.33 while taking five wickets at an economy rate of 7.52. Jadeja was dismissed for three on Wednesday as CSK suffered a 13-run loss to Royal Challengers Bangalore in their seventh defeat.
Fleming said in a virtual press conference, “No, I’m not worried. T20 matches can be difficult and when you are batting at the fifth or sixth position, you don’t get much time to get the momentum. But I am not worried about his form. Jadeja, who has been in poor form, had again handed over the captaincy to Mahendra Singh Dhoni last week to focus on his game. CSK have just six points from 10 matches and the team is almost out of the tournament and Fleming admitted that they were weak in all departments.
“Sometimes our fielding and dropping catches is a matter of concern. Most of our matches were close, we were really close to winning them. But this was generally the case in the tournament. We fell short in all the three departments. He said, “We didn’t even have some bowlers, you know, but we fell short.”
Injuries to key players have taken a toll on CSK with Deepak Chahar being the most important player to be ruled out of the season due to a back injury. Moeen Ali also missed a few matches due to a training injury.