IPL 2021: Shedding Josh Hazlewood a blow, says Stephen Fleming | Cricket Information

MUMBAI: Shedding Josh Hazlewood was a giant blow because it left the group bereft of abroad tempo bowling choices with Jason Behrendorff and South Africa’s Lungi Ngidi additionally not obtainable for the following sport, mentioned Chennai Tremendous Kings head coach Stephen Fleming.
Australia pacer Hazlewood had withdrawn on the final second to maintain himself match for upcoming worldwide assignments. Behrendorff was named his substitute final Friday and is but to reach, whereas Ngidi is serving his quarantine after returning halfway from South Africa’s ODI sequence towards Pakistan.

“(Lungi) Ngidi will not be obtainable. He will not be arriving in time for the following sport. So shedding Josh Hazlewood, which was the plan to have him obtainable for these video games, is a blow merely as an choice upfront,” Fleming mentioned within the post-match press convention.
“Ngidi can be arriving quickly. (Jason) Behrendorff would clearly be following that. Its (bowling) an space that we’re most likely quick on.
“However we nonetheless take a look at the Indian bowlers and we now have worldwide bowler Sam Curran and possibly count on a little bit bit extra.”

CSK went down by seven wickets in its opening match of IPL-14 after the Delhi Capitals chased down a goal of 189 within the 19th over with openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan offering the platform with a rollicking century stand.
One of many highlights of this version is that each one groups will play in impartial venues amid the rise in COVID-19 pandemic.
Fleming identified that Mumbai Indians additionally struggled to adapt to Chennai situations within the match opener towards Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday and mentioned groups should discover methods to adapt to impartial situations.
“We’ll study so much from being right here for one more four video games. However do not underestimate how a lot it takes to alter the philosophy of a facet. We’re very a lot a Chennai-based facet,” the CSK coach mentioned.
“We noticed Mumbai wrestle to a level in Chennai the opposite night time. They have a problem on the way to change their techniques in Chennai and our techniques should be a little bit bit higher with the ball in Mumbai.
“So, it is one of many quirks of this competitors on this COVID-19 age and we simply should discover a means,” he added.
Fleming mentioned “it will be high-scoring video games in Mumbai and toss would possibly play a giant half.”
The previous New Zealand skipper was filled with reward for veteran Suresh Raina, who slammed a 36-ball 54 after returning to the IPL.
“It is actually good, contemplating the cricket and the place he has come from. It was an impressive innings,” Fleming mentioned.
Raina had missed the 2020 version of the IPL within the UAE owing to non-public causes. He was retained by CSK.
“We put Moeen Ali up as an aggressor and likewise used Suresh’s aggressive function to get to play some cricket and discover some kind. However after taking part in 2-Three boundaries, he actually received going.”
Fleming mentioned the best way CSK made a comeback after shedding early wickets is “a extremely constructive signal for us.”
“I favored the best way we turned it on after shedding wickets when the wicket was cheesy. We received by means of that nicely. We simply weren’t capable of create probabilities with the ball, which is actually disappointing,” he mentioned.
CSK recovered from 7 for two in 2.1 overs to submit 188 for 7 towards Delhi Capitals.
“It wasn’t dangerous if you lose wickets a little bit bit early and nonetheless handle to get to 188, that is fairly good going. So the intent with the bat was fairly good,” the CSK coach mentioned.
“The situations modified, dew and a little bit little bit of rain made issues troublesome within the second innings. They performed very well however 190 on this floor remains to be fairly aggressive, we simply wanted to bowl higher.”

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