IPL 2020: In Suresh Raina’s absence, MS Dhoni should bat at No.3 this year, says Gautam Gambhir

“It will be a good opportunity for MS Dhoni to come and bat at no. 3 as he has been away from the game for the last one year.'' Gambhir said.

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Chennai Super Kings during IPL match

Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are in massive trouble ahead of IPL 2020. Recently, 12 CSK team members tested positive for COVID-19. Following that, Raina’s exit from the whole tournament shocked the entire nation.

Former India opener, Gautam Gambhir feels that CSK captain MS Dhoni should promote himself up in the order and should bat at the No.3 position.

Gambhir suggested that Dhoni should welcome the bowlers by his remarkable performance, coming at No. 3, followed by Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, and Sam Curran.

It’s going to be great opportunity for someone like MS Dhoni: Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir, MS Dhoni

Furthermore, he said that Dhoni’s promotion will surely help the franchise to get off to a dominating start.

“It will be a good opportunity for MS Dhoni to come and bat at no. 3. And he has been away from the game for the last one year, so he would end up getting a lot more balls to face and then he can actually play the anchor innings as well which he has been doing for India for the last couple of years,” said Gambhir on the show ‘Cricket Connected’.

“So, MS Dhoni at No. 3 and then they have got depth with Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, all those guys they can come in. So, I think it is going to be a great opportunity for someone like MS Dhoni and I am sure he is going to relish that. Also, Suresh Raina not being there, you want to have some experienced player batting at No. 3, so it could be MS Dhoni now,” he further said.

Evaluating the latest consequence, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to put a hold on the schedule announcement of the upcoming IPL season.

CSK players are going to be in isolation for another few days and then undergo COVID-19 testing. The infected members are required to be in a mandatory 14 day quarantine period.

Also read: IPL 2020: 3 players who can replace Suresh Raina in Chennai Super Kings

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