Indian Premier League: “MS Dhoni Very Fit And Determined” For IPL 2020, Says CSK Head Coach Stephen Fleming | Cricket News

Indian Premier League: "MS Dhoni Very Fit And Determined" For IPL 2020, Says CSK Head Coach Stephen Fleming | Cricket News





Chennai Super Kings (CSK) head coach Stephen Fleming has stated that the skipper MS Dhoni is wanting extraordinarily decided to do properly within the upcoming version of the Indian Premier League (IPL). The IPL shall be performed from September 19 to November 10 within the UAE throughout three venues — Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Sharjah. Dhoni had introduced his retirement from worldwide cricket on August 15 and he could be making a comeback to the sector after virtually 14 months.

The wicket-keeper batsman was final seen in motion within the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup in opposition to New Zealand.

“It has been no different. He’s very fit and mentally he’s been very engaged and determined. In some ways, the break can work for the experienced and older players that we have. MS is fresh and ready to go,” the official web site of CSK quoted Fleming as saying.

CSK will face defending champions Mumbai Indians within the event opener on September 19 in Abu Dhabi.

Talking about his explicit contest, Fleming stated: “The first game is always full of anxiety, nerves, and excitement, and CSK-MI has added extra excitement and pressure and we enjoy that. We’ve earned the right to play the first game by playing well last year, and given the way the final finished last year, it’s nice to have another crack at MI. They are a very good side and it gives you a good gauge as to how the pre-season has gone and the areas that need improvement. You get a good idea after the first game as to where your team is sitting.”

CSK have been the final group to start coaching because the aspect lastly returned to the sector final week after their third spherical of coronavirus assessments.

The group had a dodgy begin to their marketing campaign within the UAE as some members of the camp examined optimistic for COVID-19 and all the contingent needed to quarantine themselves for longer than anticipated.

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“We didn’t get off to a great start, with some positive Covid-19 cases, but I think we dealt with it very well. We were calm around our approach, looked after the players and staff very well, and the rest of the players were calm in the hotel room. There was a bit of anxiety wanting to get out and train. It is what it is, and the players dealt with it very well. On hindsight, the amount of pre-season training that we’ve done up to now, and the extra few days in the room, was probably a blessing,” Fleming stated.

CSK has gained the IPL thrice (2010, 2011, 2018) and now the aspect could be wanting so as to add the fourth title to their kitty. The aspect shall be with out the companies of Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh this 12 months as each gamers opted out of the event as a consequence of private causes.

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