Irfan Pathan says “Dhoni will definitely know what to do” in IPL 2021. Pathan believes Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni would have formulated all his plans. Also, to counter the threat of the Delhi Capitals batsmen. Chennai faces Delhi in tonight’s IPL 2021 encounter in Dubai. The winner of the top-of-the-table clash will be assured of a top-two finish. Thereby a spot in Qualifier 1 in the match.
In previewing the CSK-DC clash on Star Sports. Irfan Pathan suggests that MS Dhoni might target Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer. They are with the off-spin of Moeen Ali.
“Depending on the pace of the pitch as well as the situation, Dhoni will definitely know what to do at that particular time. They have Rishabh Pant and Shimron Hetmyer, left-handed middle-order batsmen, I think Moeen Ali needs to bowl a lot more than what we have seen so far,” Irfan Pathan said.
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The former Chennai Super Kings player evaluates Ravindra Jadeja and Josh Hazlewood. It might be Dhoni’s favored bowling option against Shreyas Iyer.
“For Shreyas Iyer, I think you will see Jaddu bowling a lot more to him than any other bowler. In between, you will see Hazlewood coming and using the short ball against him, keeping the mid-off up and let him play on the leg side,” Pathan explained.
Lastly, Irfan Pathan picked Deepak Chahar as the CSK bowler. He can restrict Shikhar Dhawan and dismiss him as well.
“Shikhar Dhawan is a fantastic cricketer. He has been in great form as well. But CSK has a good new-ball bowler in Deepak Chahar who can actually bring the ball into Shikhar Dhawan because Shikhar Dhawan likes to play that ball outside the off-stump and he loves extra pace as well. So if he can swing it around and get it around the middle stump, he can get his wicket and keep him quiet,” Pathan said.