Chennai Super Kings head coach Stephen Fleming said that “It’s like a fresh start” adding that it will be a “unique challenge” looking ar how the season was spiltted in two halfs.
“There are guys coming in from the CPL (Caribbean Premier League) and international cricket and that’s the beauty of the IPL, they come with great experience and tie them all together. I’m really happy with the work that is being done here. I’m looking forward to it,” he added.
The UAE-leg of the league will resume on Sunday evening with CSK and Mumbai Indians locking horns.
When the coach was asked how new players are going with the team he said, “The style of play, the way the new players adjusted into the side and then getting a game plan that suits the players and the balance that we had. So, that was by design… which is always nice when it comes off. The way we batted and the aggressive nature in which we batted and took the opposition on and that was something that was lacking in the first half in Dubai last time. The confidence through that was good and the all-round balance was good to see.”
On Mumbai Indians rivalry Fleming said, “We finished the first half of phase 1 with a loss where Pollard played one of the great IPL innings. Mumbai do play well against us, so we got to keep lifting our standards. From a coaching point of view, you want that game underway so that you know what to work on and just exactly where the team’s at. So, we’re looking forward to it as always and it’s a good encounter.”
Mumbai Indians are currently at the fourth spot in the Points Table with 8 points, while Chennai Super Kings are at the second spot with better run-rate and 10 points.