Indian Premier League 2020: Chennai Super Kings Backed Experience Over Youth, It Turned Upside Down For Them, Says Brian Lara

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IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings have been knocked out of the race to the playoffs.© BCCI/IPL


Former West Indies cricketer Brian Lara said that Chennai Super Kings (CSK) backed experience over youth and this has turned upside down for them in this season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). CSK failed to impress in the league and witnessed a very naughty season. The MS Dhoni-led side is the bottom-placed team on the points table with just eight points from 12 games. “I think they (CSK) have got a large number of older players. There aren’t any young players coming through the line-up. You look at it. Even their in a foreign country players, they have got been around for a very long time. So they have got backed experience over youth, and this has in reality turned upside down for them. It’s just an improbable season so far,” Lara said while speaking on Star Sports Choose Dugout.

“You realize, each time they turn up, we’re very hopeful that CSK is going to turn it around. We realize 3-4 games ago they were in a little bit of a situation where they had to begin winning. We all came here thinking this used to be going to be the time when Dhoni turns things around with his team.

“And game after game, it just went, and they just kept hoping. But it is a situation (from) where they are able to try to build from next year. In the few coming games that they’ve, see what they are able to do with the more youthful players with they have got got,” he added.

CSK are currently gearing up for the match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), slated to take place on Thursday at the Dubai International Stadium.

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