Michael Hussey, the batting coach for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), believes his squad is balanced, with most bases covered, for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. After acquiring top-order batsman Robin Uthappa in a deal with Rajasthan Royals, CSK picked up six players at the 2021 auction, led by off-spin bowling all-rounders Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham. “I think they’re all great acquisitions,” Hussey said, according to the CSK website. “Moeen is an excellent all-rounder, Robin has a lot of experience and has been a quality artist in the past, and Gowtham has some real potential that we should look to improve more.”
“I believe we have a well-balanced team that covers all of the bases and has depth in most fields. The guys are in high spirits and have been and are continuing to train exceptionally well “he continued
The Super Kings are currently practising in Mumbai, where they will play their first five IPL-14 matches starting on April 10 against the Delhi Capitals.
“I believe that playing a block of matches in Mumbai early in the tournament will help the players settle in and gain confidence,” the former Australian batsman said.
“The conditions at Wankhede are usually very good for both batsmen and bowlers, so hopefully we can get off to a good start and players can be confident in their performances,” Hussey said.
The Super Kings have qualified for the Playoffs in 10 of their 11 seasons, reached the final eight times, and captured the trophy three times, making them one of the most consistent teams in IPL history.
“A decent start will be great so the players would then relax and hopefully play their best cricket with confidence,” Hussey said.