Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming termed the absence of DRS at first of their innings as “unlucky”, saying it led to a series of occasions that didn’t go of their favour within the IPL match towards Mumbai Indians at Wankhede stadium.
The absence of Decision Review System (DRS) due to a short-circuit at the Wankhede Stadium for 10 balls in the course of the begin of the innings price CSK dearly as they grew to become sufferer of doubtful on-field umpiring calls.
While CSK opener Devon Conway did not get his LBW resolution overturned after replays recommended that the Daniel Sams’ supply would have missed the leg-stump by a distance, Robin Uthappa too acquired out LBW to Jasprit Bumrah within the subsequent over, in what regarded like a 50-50 name.
“It was a little bit unlucky that it happened at that time,” Fleming stated in regards to the absence of DRS on the post-match press convention.
“We were a little disappointed, but that’s still part of the game, isn’t it? It sort of set off a chain of events that were not in our favour, but we should be better than that. It certainly wasn’t a great start.” The five-wicket loss to MI on Thursday ended CSK’s IPL marketing campaign this 12 months with two matches remaining.
Although dissatisfied, Fleming now needs to have a look at the positives.
“There had been actually some optimistic indicators. The new ball bowling of Mukesh (Chaudhary) and Simarjeet (Singh) was excellent. We have been growing Mukesh all all through the season so it’s good for him to be assured of bowling a spell like that.
“They have made some gains so that’s a positive with Deepak Chahar coming back into the side, we have some good new ball options. We are really positive about the pairing going forward,” he stated.
“We haven’t been as good as we need to be, we are trying to find some pieces as we move forward.” Out of the play-off race, CSK will now check their bench power within the remaining video games.
“Now that we are out of the competition, we have got the opportunity to play some other guys in the last 2 games and hopefully find something there as well,” the coach stated.
“We will finish looking for positives and opportunities for next season. We are not going to turn too much over but we do need to improve in some areas.” MI bowling coach Shane Bond hailed his bowlers’ comeback in the previous couple of video games.
He was notably effusive in his reward for Bumrah and Sams.
“As a bowling unit we acquired higher within the final 4-5 video games, we’ve got been aggressive with the way in which we bowled.
“Bums has bowled consistently well all season. He is such a consistent performer but often doesn’t get the wickets he deserves. I am pleased with the way he has bowled throughout the season,” Bond stated.
Bond, nonetheless, was a bit dissatisfied with Sams’ batting efforts.
“Daniel Sams hasn’t proven the expertise he has with the bat. We spoke about placing him up the order however sadly, he hasn’t grabbed that chance. It’s a transfer that didn’t repay.
“He would admit that he was disappointed with his performance early in the tournament but he has worked really hard to a comeback with the ball. He has got better and better with the ball,” he stated.