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Won`t demand much from tired players: Fleming

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming said not much would be demanded of the team`s Indian players such as skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who are joining after a tiring and disappointing tour of England, during the Champions League Twenty20.

"...maybe with such players (those returning from the England tour), we won`t make them practice too long or make too many demands of them," Fleming told reporters.

India were whitewashed 0-4 in Tests and handed a 0-3 drubbing in the five-match ODI series in England. Playing almost non-stop since their World Cup triumph in April, most of India`s top players are nursing injuries now.

But since Dhoni is not injured, he will be leading Chennai in the Champions League, where the two-time IPL winners are the defending champions.

Asked whether the team could be complacent after the success of the past, Fleming said, "I think we need a bit more success before that happens. I don`t think it`s much of an issue. Maybe if we win a couple of more (IPL titles), we`ll get complacent, that`ll be a nice problem to have!" he joked.

Chennai`s opening batsman Murali Vijay, meanwhile, brushed aside concerns about players` fatigue, saying, "We`re professionals, so we can`t really cite fatigue as an excuse (for not performing). We`re going to a big tournament. We should play as a team and win this."

"Injuries will definitely affect performance, but these things happen, as this is a sport. So you have to take care of yourself and enjoy yourself. If you don`t enjoy it, you can`t do much," he added.

PTI

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