IPL 2021: Suresh Raina Will be Key to CSK’s Success – Parthiv Patel
Some of the teams which did not have a great IPL 2020, might be disappointed on the opportunity of missing out on home games for upcoming season. But the likes of Chennai Super Kings, are one of the best teams in the league and know how to turn it around. Former India wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel feels that MS Dhoni, along with some of the more seasoned players can bring back the lost glory for Chennai.
Speaking exclusively on Star Sports’ show CRICKET CONNECTED, Parthiv said, “See, obviously they must be slightly disappointed that they have to get out of Chennai because they have got Moeen Ali in their squad, they have got K Gowtham in their squad. Last year, what went wrong for CSK was, that they were not getting enough runs on the board.
“Then, in the latter half of the tournament, you see emergence of Ruturaj Gaikwad. And now with Suresh Raina coming in the squad. I think he holds big key in the CSK lineup and we have seen what he has done throughout the years of IPL. With him coming back and Rituraj Gaikwad doing well in domestic cricket and plus MS Dhoni, they’re great players and you can’t count them out for too long.
He went on to say that it would just take them a couple of games to find their groove. “He (MS Dhoni) had an indifferent season last year but as we saw how keen he is (spoke to him few times) and he is very determined to get CSK’s ball rolling to start with. These are the teams who have done well and they know that once they win the first game or the second game – they can start believing again. So, it won’t take much of time for CSK to start the tournament in a positive manner.”