Stephen Fleming (Head coach of Chennai Super Kings) has said that he did not have a lot of money and decided what other franchisees wanted in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction.
CSK intensified their bowling attack in Thursday’s IPL auction by hiring Piyush Chawla, Josh Hazlewood, Sai Kishore, and Sam Curran. CSK started with five (three domestic, two overseas) slots with a purse of only Rs 14.60 crore.
Speaking on Star Sports’ Cricket Live, Fleming said, “We didn’t have a lot of money and we were a little determined by what we wanted from others so that we had to play the game waiting on the big players.” Display.
Chawla was tipped by the three-time champion for Rs 6.75 crore. Chawla was not retained by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) despite bowling more overs than the Indian bowler Kuldeep Yadav. Karran was implicated for Rs 5.50 crore.
“Sam Curran is really good for us. His left hand and chips with his cutters and batting and we think he is a very good addition. Piyush has a history with the captain and is a world-class bowler so we have always played spinners.”
Favored and we just had to make the right choice. We have different types of spinners, but we’ve got to make some decisions about how we use them.
“Other options are also within the competition so that we can maximize their talents, ” Fleming said.
“We wanted Piyush. We do it with the bat as well. So it is good to keep him in the squad. Spin has been good for us. At home, we have to mix how we want to play. But when we leave, we want us to cover most of the base of Indian and international options from which we can pick and choose. “
“Karna and (Dwayne) Bravo give us a choice in between. We have some pieces to add to the team. We are very comfortable; we are just adding what we have got to it and increasing some areas to make it more flexible in different areas.”
Tom Moody said that CSK, adding Chawla, would be expected to go with an all-out spin attack, at least in the next IPL edition at their home game at MA Chidambaram Stadium.
“I think Piyush is a good buy and a unique purchase by CSK. Now they have Harbhajan, Zaheer, Chawla, and Jadeja. This is a serious spin attack. ” Moody said while speaking on the same show.
“All he wants to do is against the right hand, he can beat them from the inside edge and the outside edge. So he is a bit like Imran Tahir in that he is looking to spin it through the gate and beat you on the inside edge.”
“It gives them balance and gives them more options. We know that the sutras were to dominate the house, and the challenge is to combine their puzzles at a strong pace so that they can dominate the house. I would not be surprised to see the entire spinners playing at home.” he said.
Dean Jones and Darren Ganga also praised CSK for bringing Chawla into their squad. “He (Piyush) has done very well for himself and why he is one of the best bowlers because he has got all the toys: wrong and uncertain and leggie and he is not afraid of left-handed bowlers,” said Jones.