Advertisement
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Outlook.com
Outlook.com

IPL 2020: Suresh Raina's Absence A Major Concern For Chennai Super Kings, Says Dean Jones

Chennai Super Kings veterans Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh have pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 due to personal reasons

IPL 2020: Suresh Raina's Absence A Major Concern For Chennai Super Kings, Says Dean Jones
Suresh Raina | File Photo
IPL 2020: Suresh Raina's Absence A Major Concern For Chennai Super Kings, Says Dean Jones
outlookindia.com
2020-09-16T15:21:47+05:30

Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones reckons Suresh Raina's absence from the Indian Premier League (IPL) would be a major concern for three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who open their campaign against holders Mumbai Indians on September 19. (More Cricket News)

Both Raina and senior CSK spinner Harbhajan Singh have pulled out of IPL due to personal reasons.

"Raina's absence is a major concern this time and he is in the top 5 run getters in IPL. He is a left hander and plays spin very well and the weakness for CSK could be that majority of their players are right handed," Jones told Star Sports.

Jones feels the team needs a like for like replacement for left-handed Raina.

READ: Raina's Behaviour Like A 'Prima Donna'

"They need some left handers or they could get stuck and particularly, if they are playing to leg-spinners and the ball is going away. So, whether to go with Sam Curran or Jadeja and Bravo or Tahir.

"Watson and Dhoni haven't batted for long. Raina and Harbhajan have gone home as well, so it is up to Fleming and Dhoni, how they gel the team together," he added.

All eyes will be on Dhoni, who comes into the IPL having retired from international cricket last month.

He has not played a competitive game since India's Word cup semifinal loss to New Zealand in July last year.

Advertisement

Outlook Newsletters

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Read More from Outlook

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

Lament Of Separation: Songs Of Habba Khatun, Last Queen Of Kashmir, Still Echo In Valley

In happy times and sad, Habba Khatun’s sensuous songs make both young and old emotional. With the never-ending conflict bringing tragedies to every doorstep, Habba’s lyrics of separation amplify their mourning.

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

How Indian Laws Govern People’s Right To Love And Live

In India, only those relationships between a man and a woman are considered to be legitimate when there is a marriage between the two.

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Kohli Quits Test Captaincy, Leaves Leadership Vacuum

Virat Kohli, 33, had recently stepped down as India's T20I captain and was subsequently removed as the ODI captain.

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

UP Elections 2022: How Congress Is Harnessing Power Of 'Persecuted' Women To Counter BJP

A Mahila Congress leader, who is the face of the ‘Ladki Hoon, Lad Sakti Hoon’ campaign, however, has accused the party of anti-women bias after she was denied a ticket.

Advertisement