The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been following a strategic plan in their batting order during the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season, and one player who has been affected by it is Ajinkya Rahane. Despite being in the playing XI, Rahane was benched out in the recent clash against Punjab Kings (PBKS) as the team management had other plans for their batting order.
After promoting Shivam Dube up the order, Moeen Ali was seen coming out to bat, and Rahane had to wait for his turn again. When Moeen Ali departed, Ravindra Jadeja was sent in, leaving only three overs for the finisher MS Dhoni to come out to bat. With this strategic planning, it seems like CSK is focusing on sending left-handers out in the middle, causing Rahane to miss out on batting.
This move by the CSK management is a clear indication that they have a well-planned strategy for their batting order, and they are not hesitant to make changes according to the situation of the match. The team is looking to make the most of the limited overs and maximize the run-scoring opportunities by using the best combination of batsmen at the right time.