It may be weird but I think the defeat at the hands of RCB has come in the right time for CSK. We should be happy that our winning streak has stopped just at the right time so that we may again take a look of our plan, execution. etc. This will only help us come, all out, with renewed strength and vigour.
This lesson of how not to play will be a well learnt one, as we will be playing them again on 24th May 2011, courtesy, MI’s dramatic win over KKR.
Looking at the ease with which RCB players were playing, with that of our own, shows that much was lacking in our batting side.
We did not bowl wicket to wicket, whereas they bowled most balls nearest to the stumps. The Lions should learn to do well, even when they are out of their den, as their next match is to be played at Mumbai.
Partnership building must be resorted to at an early stage, which will keep a check on the fall of wickets. Bravo simply missed a good opportunity to show his batting skills, but did prove his fielding skills again.
Of late, CSK has been doing well to up the total in the last few overs, which is definitely a good sign. No more tinkering of the team composition, please, because we are in the fag end of the tournament.
Going for big sixes should be a calculated one, as MSD showed in today’s match. The others must learn this lesson quickly. Saha is coming out well and let’s hope that he will make a big score in the coming matches.
With so many hard hitters in this format, setting a low score target is simply inviting defeat. We saw how Balaji’s one bad last over turned the results.
CSK should win the next match against RCB at Mumbai so as to seal their position for the finals without going through the Qualifier 2 round. This should also give the much needed rest for the team to face the final which is slated to played the very next day to the Qualifier 2 match.
Let our rallying cry be this:
‘RCB’ku Sanghu Udhu, CSK’ku Whistle Podu’