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MS Dhoni replaces Ravindra Jadeja as Chennai Super Kings captain

MS Dhoni will take over as Chennai Tremendous Kings captain from Ravindra Jadeja, after simply eight video games in cost for the latter. An announcement from Tremendous Kings mentioned Jadeja wished to step apart to “focus extra on his sport”.
Dhoni, 40, who had captained Tremendous Kings for the reason that IPL started in 2008 – bar the 2 years when the franchise was suspended within the wake of the 2013 spot-fixing case – handed over to Jadeja firstly of the 2022 season. Tremendous Kings, the defending champions, have since gained two video games in eight, and sit at No. 9 out of ten groups on the factors desk.

Tremendous Kings mentioned in an announcement: “Ravindra Jadeja has determined to relinquish captaincy to focus and focus extra on his sport and has requested MS Dhoni to steer CSK.

“MS Dhoni has accepted to steer CSK within the bigger curiosity and to permit Jadeja to give attention to his sport.”

ESPNcricinfo has discovered that the query of whether or not the stress of captaincy was having an affect on Jadeja the participant was beneath evaluation for the previous few weeks. Jadeja himself was concerned in these talks with the staff administration, together with the top coach Stephen Fleming and Dhoni. Finally Jadeja determined that in the perfect pursuits of the staff, it could be higher for him to step down. It’s discovered that N Srinivasan, Tremendous Kings’ proprietor, too, was consulted earlier than the franchise made the announcement.

As to the query of why the franchise went again to Dhoni, the staff administration determined he was nonetheless the perfect particular person to steer; there was no different credible choice. Dhoni is known to have agreed solely as a result of it was in the perfect pursuits of the staff. For now, the franchise has determined to give attention to the 2022 season and revisit the captaincy problem when planning begins for subsequent 12 months.

General, out of 213 video games as Tremendous Kings captain throughout the IPL and now-defunct Champions League T20 (CLT20), Dhoni had recorded 130 wins and 81 losses – and 6 title triumphs (4 IPL, two CLT20).

Jadeja, 33, took over having had little expertise main on the high degree: his solely earlier stint in cost in consultant cricket was for India Underneath-19s, in a sequence in 2007. He had not captained a senior staff full-time previous to this.

Jadeja is recognised as one of many high all-format allrounders, however in Tremendous Kings’ poor begin to defending the trophy they gained at IPL 2021, his type took a success: he has 112 runs in eight video games at 22.40, with a strike fee of 121.73, and 5 wickets at 42.60 with an economic system fee of 8.19. This, as in opposition to 1592 runs total for Tremendous Kings at 26.53 with a strike fee of 136.41, and 114 wickets at 28.61 and an economic system fee of seven.75. Within the earlier two seasons, particularly, Jadeja’s batting type for Tremendous Kings had soared: 459 runs at a median of 57.37 and strike fee of 157.73, as he appeared primed to take over the finisher’s function from Dhoni.
In a lift for Tremendous Kings, allrounder Moeen Ali, who damage his ankle final weekend, began to coach for the primary time on Saturday. Moeen is not going to be able to play the sport in opposition to Sunrisers, however the franchise is optimistic about him returning in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Could 4.

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