Bangalore: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today said his team team would like to play good cricket to get into the semifinals of Oppo Champions League T20 and added that it look to take maximum advantage of playing at one venue instead of travelling across the country.
His team might have registered a crushing 54-run win over Dolphins here but Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday indicated that it would need to improve its bowling to win the Oppo Champions League Twenty20.
Over the years, we have seen the best of spinners being decoded by teams, players with the help of advanced technology. Sunil Narine is not new to international cricket. But even today, he is respected all across the world by batsmen who look for an opportunity to get off-strike when the West Indian is bowling.
The sparse crowds at the Champions League Twenty20 was not a strange phenomena since cricket lovers are not expected to come out in support of foreign teams, vying against each other in the tournament, Chennai Super Kings Coach Stephen Fleming said on Sunday.
After a jittery start, Chennai Super Kings will look for a turnaround to get their campaign back on track when they take on South African team Nashua Dolphins in a Group A match of the Oppo Champions League T20 here tomorrow.
West Indian cricketer Sunil Narine has been a real headache for the opposition batsmen, in the shortest format of the game. In the slam-bang version, where batsmen look to score swiftly, Narine, most of the times, manages to let them dance to his tunes.
The most successful team in the cash-rich Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings, has been struggling with their bowling, as their bowlers are finding it difficult to stop the run-flow at crucial junctures.
Kolkata Knight Riders batsman Ryan ten Doeschate heaped praise on teammate Andre Russell for taking the game away from Chennai Super Kings with a scintillating knock and open their campaign in the Oppo Champions League Twenty20 on a winning note.
Andre Russell smashed a breathtaking half century while Ryan ten Doeschate struck a fine unbeaten 51 to guide IPL champions Kolkata Knight Riders to a seven-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings in a Group A match of the Oppo Champions League Twenty20, here today.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni might have forged a formidable coach-captain combination with Stephen Fleming for the CSK in the Indian Premier League but the India captain is on the verge of equalling an ignominous record in possession of the former Black Caps skipper - that of maximum number of away Test defeats while leading his country.
The sixth edition of the Champions League Twenty20 will be held from Sep 13 to Oct 4 across venues in India with the final to be hosted in Bangalore`s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, which also hosted this year`s Indian Premier League (IPL) final.
Stepping up his tirade against BCCI President-in-exile N Srinivasan, Cricket Association of Bihar Secretary Aditya Verma today shot off missives to the Prime Minister of India, England and Australia to intervene in the matter through the parent body ICC.
Turning the clock back, Virender Sehwag showed his vintage best with a power-packed century as Kings XI Punjab humbled Chennai Super Kings by 24 runs to reach the IPL final for the first time, here on Friday.
Kings XI Punjab has been the most successful IPL team of the on-going edition thus far. The franchise has won 11 matches out of the fifteen they have played. KXIP started off the edition on a winning note and kept that momentum going.