With the cash-rich league stepping into the third week ever since its commencement, a myriad of enigma and theatrics has unfolded on the cricket ground.
While the much-awaited cricketing contest has hit the floors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, it has apparently cleared the gloomy clouds of despondency with happiness and elation. Bringing back the lost smiles on the faces of the eternal fans, cricket has united the hearts of all Indians in times that call for ‘social distancing’.
With the cash-rich league stepping into the third week ever since its commencement, a myriad of enigma and theatrics has unfolded on the cricket ground ensuring that viewers have a tough time controlling emotions despite sitting in the comforts of the couch. In what can turn out to be the biggest upset for the yellow brigade causing them apathy is the poor display of performance by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad.
Embarking the 13th edition of the IPL with a win, the lions appeared to be off-colours in the latter three matches snatching away from 6 significant points from them. Only when things started to look brilliant against Kings XI Punjab, MS Dhoni-led side lost an important match by 10 meagre runs against Kolkata Knight Riders which had victory written in the bold letter all over it.
On that note, this article attempts to demystify the names of players which the team management would love to eye on as the mid-season transfer window appears to knock the doors in the coming week. With the likes of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh already pulling out from the tournament, it is sure that the team management would trade in some expensive players who can rise up to the occasion when the team demands the most from them.
Here is the list of three players whom Chennai Super Kings (CSK) must target:
1. Parthiv Patel
The 35-year-old is currently plying his trade for Royal Challengers Bangalore. The seasoned campaigner for the Men-in-red in the 12th edition of the IPL was retained for his heroics with the willow. The left-handed opener has the capacity to render a spectacular start to any team he plays for.
Amassing as many as 2848 runs in 139 matches in his entire IPL career, the Gujarat-cricketing brain has an impressive strike rate of 120.78 to his name. The southpaw has been warming up the benches owing to the extraordinaire display of woodwork by his compatriot Devdutt Paddikal as an opener.
Filling up the lack-lustrous opening combination, Parthiv Patel can fill the shoes of the great-opening-stand deprived Chennai Super Kings. Scoring below-par runs in the powerplay overs, the lion’s den is craving for an elegant top-order batsman like Parthiv Patel who can contribute immensely in hunting down huge targets or setting up one.
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