“CSK was going hot and cold but…,” Matthew Hayden admits he was concerned about this CSK star’s batting
Australia skipper Matthew Hayden believes CSK openers weren't always performing consistently like they are doing right now.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have climbed to the top of the points table after clinching five wins from seven matches. One of the reasons behind their impressive season so far in the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is their powerful start. Openers Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad on several occasions have helped the Yellow Army cross 200.
However, former Australia skipper Matthew Hayden believes, CSK openers weren’t always performing consistently like they are doing right now. He praised senior batsman Conway for turning into an aggressor and taking the leadership role in batting.
“Initially I was worried about Devon Conway as he was taking some time in the Powerplay while Ruturaj Gaikwad was playing the aggressor. But in the last few games, Conway has shifted gears,” Hayden said on Star Sports’ Cricket Live.
Hayden then talked about the inconsistency from the CSK openers at the start of the tournament but now runs keep coming from both the openers on a consistent basis. “At the start of the season, the opening partnership for CSK was going hot and cold but now there’s constancy. Good to see that Conway, being a senior player, taking the leadership role,” he added.
Devon Conway is third on list of most runs scored in IPL 2023
In seven matches that Devon Conway has played so far, he scored 314 runs at an average of 52.33. Ahead of him is Virat Kohli with 333 runs, while Faf du Plessis tops the list with 422 runs. The Kiwi batter had racked up four half-centuries with the highest being an 83-run knock.
CSK will now lock horns with Rajasthan Royals in the reverse fixture of IPL 2023 today (Thursday, April 27) and will be eyeing to revenge their three-run at home when they will face Pink Jersey at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
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