The second phase of the IPL is now approaching playoffs and the equations of the points table are getting interesting. Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings have almost sealed their place by winning both the matches of the second leg of the tournament.
Former Kolkata Knight Riders batsman and captain Gautam Gambhir believes that a player like Dhoni should bat up the order for the team in ‘Playoffs’. In the current season where ‘Dhoni’ has scored just 51 runs, Gambhir believes that once CSK qualifies for the ‘Playoffs’ Dhoni should come up in the batting order with the amount of experience not just in batting but the ability to win matches on his own. In an interaction with Star sports earlier, the former Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir CSK expressed that he wants to see Dhoni performs at no.4 or no.3 for the side.
“MS Dhoni should bat at No.4 once CSK qualifies for the playoffs, irrespective of whether you are chasing or batting first so that you can spend time in the middle. I will want to see that, hopefully, it happens. The best thing about a captain is that it is his wish, he can bat anywhere he wants,” Gambhir said to Star Sports.
Looking at the other teams net run rate Chennai super kings has the best net run rate among others which also added advantage to the side for a better spot in playoffs. Chennai super kings will lock horns with Kolkata knight riders on Sunday who has already won their previous two matches quite easily.