IPL 2021: Moeen Ali has added an all-round aspect to CSK which we lacked last year, says head coach Stephen Fleming
Stephen Fleming said Moeen Ali's impressive batting at No 3 has been instrumental in the team getting good scores so far this season.
IPL 2021: CSK head coach Stephen Fleming heaps praise on MS Dhoni, calls skipper 'heartbeat' of franchise
Dhoni has been leading the side since the inaugural edition of the league in 2008.
Fleming pointed out that Mumbai Indians also struggled to adapt to Chennai conditions in the tournament opener against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday and said teams will have to find ways to adapt to neutral conditions.
IPL 2020: We struggled to get combination right in absence of Indian batsmen, says CSK coach Stephen Fleming
While the ever-dependable Suresh Raina opted out due to personal reasons, young Ruturaj Gaikwad, who scored a hattrick of fifties in their last three games, was sidelined by the COVID-19 initially.
CSK were on Friday reduced to 21 for five in the powerplay and could only post a paltry 114 for nine, thanks to a 47-ball 52 by Sam Curran.
The CSK head coach said Shikhar Dhawan played well but rued the dropped catches as the experienced left-handed opener guided DC home with his first IPL hundred.
IPL 2020: CSK coach Stephen Fleming says his team wanted to do something different as trend of losses were becoming 'too familiar'
The most prominent change in Tuesday's 20-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad was Sam Curran's elevation to the opener's slot and Fleming said the move provided momentum to the CSK innings. Curran scored 31 off 21 balls in the 20-run triumph, only their third in eight matches this season.
After losing to RCB, CSK coach Stephen Fleming said despite Ambati Rayudu and debutant N Jagadeesan getting some runs, batting remains major a concern and seems to lack a little bit of confidence.
IPL 2020: CSK coach Stephen Fleming justifies move to send Kedar Jadhav above Ravindra Jadeja, says right-hander plays spin well
CSK head coach Stephen Fleming said Kedar Jadhav was sent ahead of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo in a tense run chase against KKR because of his ability to bat well against the spinners.
For Stephen Fleming, it's the overall "attitude" of players that help him provide "selection security" to his players.
IPL 2020: CSK coach Stephen Fleming fumes over question about sending Kedar Jadhav ahead of MS Dhoni
On the partnership between skipper Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja, which brought CSK back into the game, Fleming said the team needs to be more productive in the middle overs.
In some good news on the eve of the SRH game, Fleming said batsman Ambati Rayudu and all-rounder Dwayne Bravo are available for selection.
Spin bowling has been traditionally CSK's strength but struggling at the moment, prompting Fleming to say it was an area of concern.
IPL 2020: It will take some time for MS Dhoni to bat at his best, says CSK head coach Stephen Fleming
"We have this question every year. He was in the 14th over, which is pretty much optimal time, and sort of batted accordingly. He is coming back from not playing a huge amount of cricket," Fleming said.
IPL 2020: Stephen Fleming hails Sam Curran's attitude, says he went a long way in filling injured Bravo's loss
Curran played an instrumental role in CSK's five-wicket victory in the lung-opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians.
New Zealand Cricket needs to reshuffle domestic season if IPL 2020 is rescheduled, says leg-spinner Ish Sodhi
Sodhi, a current international, himself will be the spin bowling consultant with the Rajasthan Royals while Mike Hesson, Stephen Fleming, Shane Bond and Brendon McCullum are some of the other former stars who are involved in the IPL
Ravichandran Ashwin recalls IPL reality check with Chennai Super Kings, says learnt harsh lessons in 2010
R Ashwin spoke about how the 2010 IPL with the Chennai Super Kings affected him, the challenges of bowling in hostile conditions of Australia and England, and why spin twin Ravindra Jadeja is a 'natural athlete'.
IPL: Chennai Super Kings make you feel that you are part of an extended family, says all-rounder Dwayne Bravo
Bravo, who has played in various T20 leagues across the world, said "I don't think you can get another team or environment like Chennai Super Kings."
Ross Taylor says his form, fitness and motivation at end of 2020 will determine decision to play 2023 ODI World Cup
Ross Taylor will become the first cricketer in the world to complete 100 games across three international formats when he steps out for the first Test against India at Basin Reserve on 21 February.