Suresh Raina’s absence a serious concern for CSK: Dean Jones | Cricket Information

DUBAI: Former Australian cricketer Dean Jones reckons Suresh Raina’s absence from the IPL could be a serious concern for three-time champions Chennai Tremendous Kings, who open their marketing campaign in opposition to holders Mumbai Indians on September 19.
Each Raina and senior CSK spinner Harbhajan Singh have pulled out of IPL as a result of private causes.
“Raina’s absence is a serious concern this time and he’s within the high 5 run getters in IPL. He’s a left hander and performs spin very effectively and the weak spot for CSK might be that majority of their gamers are proper handed,” Jones informed Star Sports activities.
Jones feels the group wants a like for like alternative for left-handed Raina.
“They want some left handers or they might get caught and notably, if they’re taking part in to leg-spinners and the ball goes away. So, whether or not to go along with Sam Curran or Jadeja and Bravo or Tahir.
“Watson and Dhoni have not batted for lengthy. Raina and Harbhajan have gone residence as effectively, so it’s as much as Fleming and Dhoni, how they gel the group collectively,” he added.
All eyes will likely be on Dhoni, who comes into the IPL having retired from worldwide cricket final month.
He has not performed a aggressive recreation since India’s Phrase cup semifinal loss to New Zealand in July final yr.

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