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featurecricket14 days ago

Mentally fearless and technically flawless - Devon Conway is here to stay

When England walked out with two left-handed openers - Tom Latham and Devon Conway - there was no surprise but rather a sense of opportunity for the Three Lions. However, when Conway put his first ball away, they sensed a real danger - as he looked mentally fearless and technically flawless.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | CSK will continue to be ultra-positive in middle overs, asserts Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming insisted that he has no issues with his batsmen taking high-risk options in the middle-overs and asserted that CSK are keen to utilize all sources effectively. Fleming admitted that CSK were essentially beaten by an ‘all-time-great' Pollard innings.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | We’ve already exceeded our Wankhede expectations, claims Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said that he estimated CSK to win a maximum of 2 or 3 of his side’s five games at the Wankhede, but insisted they exceeded expectations by winning 3 of the first 4. Fleming expressed that, in particular, he has been mighty impressed by CSK’s batting.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 Every time Dhoni gets time in the middle, he will improve, opines Stephen Fleming 

Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming has hinted at the possibility of batting MS Dhoni higher up the order as he reckons that he will get better if he bats more in the middle. He also backed Ruturaj Gaikwad and stated that after the last season, he will get more time to prove himself.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | CSK’s performance ‘very encouraging’, happy that Wankhede is assisting bowlers, says Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming expressed delight over his side’s clinical showing on Friday and claimed that he and his side are happy that the Wankhede wicket has slowed down. Fleming also lavished praise on Deepak Chahar, whose 4/13 set up the game for the Super Kings.
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newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Will take time for ‘Chennai-based’ CSK to adapt to Wankhede, claims Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming insisted that it’s an arduous task for a team to completely change its philosophy and pointed out how Mumbai Indians struggled to adapt to a slow-ish Chennai wicket. On a flat Wankhede deck, Chennai’s holes were exposed by a ruthless Delhi side.
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newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2020 | It was a defining season for Ravindra Jadeja as power-hitter, reckons Shane Watson

Shane Watson, who recently retired from all formats of cricket, has reckoned that it was a defining season for Ravindra Jadeja as CSK’s power-hitter in a finisher role for the southpaw. From the franchise's perspective, Watson stated that it’s going to be exciting times for the players and the fans.
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newscricket7 months ago

IPL 2020 | We couldn't have played Ruturaj Gaikwad earlier, insists Stephen Fleming

Stephen Fleming is of the opinion that Ruturaj Gaikwad was, in fact, drafted into the side too early after recovering from Covid and rubbished the idea that his draft was delayed. Fleming has also added that Imran Tahir sitting out hurt him badly but that was needed for the balance of the side.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | Ruturaj Gaikwad is a very fluent player, feels Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings' head coach Stephen Fleming was left impressed with Ruturaj Gaikwad and called him a fluent player as he compiled a well made 53-ball-72 to help CSK chase 173 against KKR on Thursday. He also added that Gaikwad's timing helps him find the gaps and he has a lot of power.
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newscricket8 months ago

IPL 2020 | CSK lost the game in ‘terrible powerplay’ that was tough to watch, expresses Stephen Fleming

CSK coach Stephen Fleming, in wake of his side’s mauling at the hands of Mumbai, claimed that his team’s powerplay performance was ‘tough to watch’ and admitted that the game was lost inside the first six overs. Fleming further hinted at evaluating players in the last 3 games, ahead of the auction.
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