Stephen Fleming says “Not by accident” in the Indian Premier League. Stephen Fleming includes that his sides’ batting depth. It was not an accident but part of a well-thought-out strategy. Stephen believes that strategy also enables the former champions. Also, to continue batting at a faster tempo. Chennai Super Kings’ batting depth was on full display. Also, in the opening game of the Indian Premier League 2021. Against defending champions Mumbai Indians. Dhoni-led unit retrieves from hopeless positions of 7/3 and 24/4 to post. Also, an eventual match-winning total of 156/6 in 20 overs.
“We are a little bit spoilt to have Dwayne Bravo at number eight and Shardul Thakur at nine. It is not by accident, we have designed it that way so that we could keep a faster tempo. It is good to have the depth and quality of batsmanship way down to number nine,” Stephen Fleming said.
Moreover, Chennai was able to lift themselves to a match-winning total of 156. It was thanks largely to a brilliant display of batsmanship by Gaikwad. The youngster batted throughout the 20 overs. Also, to finish with a classy undefeated 58-ball 88.
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Stephen Fleming was ably supported towards the end by Dwayne Bravo. He smashed an eight-ball 23 while coming in at No.8. The 156-run total ultimately proved to be more than enough for Chennai. A skilled all-around bowling display coupled with poor batting by the Mumbai Indians batting. Also, the unit covers the way for a 20-win.
Lastly, Stephen Fleming provided a positive update on Rayudu and Chahar’s injuries. While Rayudu was forced to retire hurt. After being struck on his elbow by a bumper from Adam Milne. Chahar was seen struggling with his hamstring during the last of his four overs.