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.
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.
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 run-outs of Suresh Raina and Brendon McCullum saw Chennai Super Kings lose momentum when chasing the huge target set by Kings XI Punjab in the IPL Qualifier 2, said CSK`s coach Stephen Fleming after his side lost by 24 runs at the Wankhede Stadium.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming predicts another cliff-hanger between his team and title holders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League Eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium here on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today said the win against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their final league match of IPL-7 have given his side much-needed confidence ahead of their clash against Kolkata Knight Riders in the playoffs.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming admitted his team played badly even as credited the Kolkata knight Riders for taking away the game during their Indian Premier League encounter at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
Chennai Super Kings` chief coach Stephen Fleming said the team has been left devastated by the IPL authorities` decision to shift the former champions` home games to Ranchi from their citadel -- the M A Chidambaram Stadium in Chepauk.
After enjoying an excellent first half of the IPL-7 in the UAE, the Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming is happy that selectorial decisions have paid off hoping that the yellow brigade might continue with their winning momentum.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today said that "off-field distractions" is something that cricketers are hardly bothered although last 12 months have seen a lot of controversies in Indian cricket.
Distracted to an extent by off-field furores surrounding them, two-time former champions Chennai Super Kings would look to bring the focus back on their cricketing prowess when they take on a revamped Kings XI Punjab in their IPL opener here on Friday.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming today conceded to experiencing off-field "distractions" going into the IPL 7 season because of the controversies surrounding the team but hoped that his side would settle down once the tournament begins on Wednesday.
Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni avoided the media for the second time in two days in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal, but coach Stephen Fleming defended the captain, saying he was well known for being reclusive.
Observing that "events outside the ground were disrupting", Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming Sunday blamed its batters for poor shot selection after they were "outplayed" by the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League final at the Eden Gardens here.
Facing calls for suspension from the IPL following the arrest of its `team principal` on charges of betting, Chennai Super Kings team on Saturday sought to distance itself from the scandal saying their players and support staff were not involved in betting or spot-fixing.
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his side`s stupendous success in IPL to "loyalty in team selection and conservative approach" that has helped the `Men in Yellow` make it to the fifth final in six editions of the cash-rich league.