Suresh Raina needs to recover his form according to Aakash Chopra. He believes the CSK needs to send Suresh Raina up the order for their star batsman to regain his lost touch. Suresh has struggled a little in IPL 2021 and has been found slightly wanting. The southpaw has scored just 155 runs at an underwhelming average of 22.14 in the 10 matches. While previewing CSK’s clash against the SRH. Also, in a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra proposed an elevation in Raina’s batting position.
“I want two things from this match from Chennai’s point of view. They need to make Raina bat up the order because he does not have the form and they will get stuck someday. The top four is working fine but Raina and Dhoni, they need to get runs, and this is the game where you need to try getting those runs,” Aakash Chopra said.
“It is going to be a low-scoring ground, a lot of spins will be on offer, so send Raina in front of spin and Dhoni should himself come to bat. This is not a 150-run game, it will be a 125-run affair, that’s my wishlist that both bat up the order so that they get their batting form,” Chopra added.
However, MS Dhoni is much like Suresh Raina. He has not been at his fluent best with the CSK playoff. The team will trust to use the four remaining league stage matches. Moreover, to urge back to their previous selves before the knockout stages.
“One more, I am getting slightly greedy. Get Moeen to bowl, you are not doing that at all. Sometimes you don’t get Jaddu to bowl and Moeen at other times but if you can do that, make him bowl,” Chopra said.