Former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel feels Ruturaj Gaikwad is doing well in the domestic circuit and Suresh Raina is making a comeback to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad, with the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led team going into the next edition of the Indian premiere. The league (IPL) is ready. Last year, the Chennai franchise had a disappointing performance in the IPL. Ranked seventh in the points table. Raina lost the IPL 2020 season after being ruled out of the tournament due to personal reasons, but will play in the league this year.
In the players’ auction held on February 18, Chennai signed Moin Ali and K.K. K. Gautam and Parthiv feel that batting has so much firepower that no one can count CSK in IPL 2021.
Parthiv said on Star Sports’ show Parthiv, “Apparently, he should be a little disappointed that he will have to move out of Chennai as he has Moin Ali added to his team.”
“Last year, what was wrong with CSK was that they were not scoring enough on the board. Then, in the latter part of the tournament, you saw the rise of Ruturaj Gaikwad.
He said, “And now Suresh Raina is in the team. I think he is important in the CSK line-up and we have seen what he has done during the IPL years.
He said, “He is back and Ruturaj Gaikwad is doing well with domestic cricket and MS Dhoni. He is a great player and you cannot count him for very long.”
Parthiv said, “He (MS Dhoni) had an indifferent season last year, but we have seen how keen he is (talked to him some time) and he is committed to starting CSK’s ball.”
CSK has won the IPL three times and is considered the most successful franchise in T20 history.
He said, “These are the teams that have done well and they know that once they win the first game or the second game – they can start to get confident again. So, CSK needs to start the tournament in a positive way Should start, to do more. ‘It won’t take long.
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