The Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) is set to start from September 19. This year the tournament is being played in the UAE instead of India due to the corona virus. The opening match of the league will be played between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. In the 13th edition of the IPL, all eyes are on Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni. On August 15, Dhoni retired from international cricket. He has not played a cricket match in the last 14 months. Her fans are desperate to get a glimpse of her. In such a situation, former Australian cricketer Dean Jones has praised Dhoni’s captaincy.
“Mahendra Singh Dhoni is a cool captain,” Dean Jones said on Star Sports’ chat show Cricket Connected. However, he has not played cricket for the last 14 months. He joined a camp in Chennai. In quarantine, he continues to teach discipline to young cricketers, as discipline is very much needed in this game.
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He added that Dhoni will always be in his top five cricketers list, as the way he has led the Indian team for years is not easy. “Dhoni is very popular as a captain. He waits for the opposition to make a mistake, then he jumps into the match. He will always be in the top five Indian players,” he said.
Dean Jones also said that IPL franchise team will miss Chennai Super Kings left-arm batsman Suresh Raina. Rena arrived in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with the Chennai team, but returned home from Dubai for personal reasons.
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“Raina’s absence is worrying for CSK,” Jones said. He is among the top five players in the IPL. He bats with his left hand and plays spin bowling very well. It could be a weakness for CSK that they have a lot of right-handed players and in such a situation they will miss an experienced left-handed batsman like Raina.