Nitin Menon, Paul Reiffel withdraw names from IPL 2021
29 Apr 2021
Chennai Super Kings are on a winning streak in this IPL 2021. The MS Dhoni-led side have won five of the six matches that they played.
CSK defeated SRH by 7 wickets on Wednesday in Delhi after chasing down a target of 172 runs. The Chennai-based team had a tough time last year after they failed to make it through to the playoffs.
Comparing the two seasons, head coach Stephen Fleming admitted that the team faced some challenges in the UAE last year but the change in the attitude of the players has worked for them in this edition so far.
“It was tough in the UAE (the last IPL’s venue). We had a pretty bad run. A lot of things went against us, which we didn’t make too much of at the time,” Fleming said.
“We made some changes around our attitude towards what we were doing, and then we were really sure what style we wanted to play going into this year’s IPL,” he added.
The IPL matches are taking place in neutral venues. Talking about the same, the former New Zealand captain pointed out that the team management was looking for the players who could chip in in foreign conditions and get the job done for the side.
“…in the off season we just looked at players that could fit in and do a job – not just in Chennai but in conditions that were still a bit foreign. The attitude change as well,” the left-handed batsman said.
CSK are presently sitting at the top of the table after a comprehensive win over SRH and will now play Mumbai Indians on Saturday in Delhi.