Chennai Super Kings have had a terrible start to the IPL 2022 season, losing all four of their games so far. The incumbent IPL champions are wallowing at the bottom of the IPL points table after failing to score a single point in the 2022 season. Former India coach Ravi Shastri remarked after CSK’s loss to SunRisers Hyderabad on Saturday that the squad made a mistake by letting go of South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. Ravindra Jadeja, according to Shastri, should concentrate on his cricket.
MS Dhoni handed over the captaincy of the squad to Ravindra Jadeja before of the commencement of the IPL 2022 season. If Dhoni “didn’t want to captain the side,” Shastri remarked, “Faf should have become the captain.”
“A guy like Jadeja, in my opinion, should concentrate on his cricket. If Chennai were to do it all over again, they would not have let Faf du Plessis go because he is a match winner who has played a lot of cricket. If Dhoni refused to captain the team, Faf should have taken over as captain and Jadeja should have played. Because he (Jadeja) is no longer under the pressure of captaincy, he can play freely “On ESPNcricinfo’s ‘T20 Time Out,’ Shastri stated.
He went on to say, “Things may have been different for Chennai.”
This season has been a complete disaster for CSK. Ruturaj Gaikwad, the Orange Cap winner last season, has been out of form, while other players have struggled to make an impact.
With 112 runs this season, new signing Shivam Dube leads the team, with Robin Uthappa (106 runs) a close second.
CSK has also struggled with their bowling. With six wickets, Dwayne Bravo leads the team in wicket-taking this season, however he has an economy rate of 8.48. With four wickets, Dwaine Pretorius is in second place, however he was left out of the playing XI for the match against SRH.
Jadeja has only one wicket to his name, while the likes of Mukesh Choudhary have been hammered for a lot of runs.
CSK aren’t the only team that hasn’t won a game this season. Mumbai Indians, the defending champions, have also gone winless in their first four games.
The high-flying Royal Challengers Bangalore, who defeated Mumbai Indians in their previous encounter, are CSK’s next opponents.