IPL 2020: Things not working for MS Dhoni, he needs to look at others to play the finisher’s role’, says Brian Lara says

Chasing 168 against KKR, CSK finished on 157-5, felling short by 10 runs in the 21st match of IPL 2020.

Brian Lara (L) and CSK captain MS Dhoni

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been struggling with the bat in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. This has become a big concern for CSK. The franchise captain has failed to score runs this runs so far, in the previous match against KKR, Dhoni scored just 11 runs in 12 balls.

Chasing the 168-run target, CSK were bowled out at 157/5 in the allotted 20 overs and was defeated by 10 runs. Speaking on the Star Sports post-match show, Brian Lara said that Dhoni needs to look at other players to play the role of finisher.

’10 wickets in 10 overs, something is wrong’: Brian Lara

Chennai Super Kings

It’s a bit puzzling (Dhoni inability to finish). You feel that he has created that position where he can be flexible with himself but I think he needs to maybe look at some other players,” Lara said. “He (Dhoni) is a great finisher, no doubt about that. But things are not going right for him and I believe, some of the other players, look at Jadeja how he batted today, he came in when their chances were very slim. So, something he will have to work on, have steadier stuff.”

In six matches so far, Dhoni has scored 0, 29, 15, 47* and 11. He didn’t get a chance to bat against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) since Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis clinched a 10-wicket victory. In the match against KKR, Dhoni promoted himself up to No.5 but was dismissed by Varun Chakravarthy.

They (CSK) were cruising after 10 overs. You got 90-odd on board. It was unbelievable. They have played a couple of games where he (Bravo) hasn’t had an opportunity to bat. Scoring 58 runs in 10 overs but only losing 10 wickets, something is wrong,” Lara said of CSK’s innings against KKR.

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