IPL 2018: Dhoni sees future for R Jadeja

Apr 16 2018 10:27 AM
IPL 2018: Dhoni sees future for R Jadeja


On Sunday, Chennai Super Kings fell short of Kings XI Punjab's total by four runs and that narrow margin had people looking for reasons as to where things went wrong. One of them seems to centre around Ravindra Jadeja's position in the batting order. He has been coming ahead of Dwayne Bravo, who, only last week, took the team from 118 for 8 wickets all the way to their target of 169.

But the captain MS Dhoni wants to try Jadeja in the finisher's role. "It's a difficult one. And Fleming is in the dugout, so he needs to take that decision. And, we have confidence in Jadeja also, one of the reasons is that being a left-hander, it's not easy to consistently bowl to a left-hander and also this is the time that we can give him that opportunity to express himself

"If he doesn't do [it]. Bravo is an experienced one, he can always go back and do the job for us. But overall, Jadeja is somebody who can do it for us and that'll be really good because Raina at the top, one left-hander, and if you have Jadeja who can do the job as a floater, that really makes it difficult for the opposition to plan their bowing.

"Unless we give him an opportunity; so far we have never really given him the kind of opportunity that he really deserves, so I will definitely back him to come good in the coming games."

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