The defending champions Chennai have bowed out of the Indian T20 League 2022 after losing against Bangalore in their last match. The Men in Yellow have looked off-color throughout the season. Some of their key players have not been able to contribute according to expectations and as a result, the team has had a dismal run in the tournament.
One such player has been their star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja. After a brilliant show in the last edition of ITL, the fans and the team management were hoping for another outstanding season from him. But so far he has just been a shadow of himself. The Head Coach of the Chennai team, Stephen Fleming has spoken up about Jadejaâ€™s below-average performance in the season.
During the post-match conversation after the Bangalore match, Fleming said that he is not concerned with the all-rounderâ€™s form. He also stated that T20 can be a cruel format as there is very little margin for error. Fleming told that numbers 5 and 6 is a difficult position to bat in T20 cricket and he is ready to provide the southpaw with his best position helping him regain his form.
â€œI am not concerned, T20 game can be tough. When you are batting at No.5 or No.6, you donâ€™t get a lot of time to get the tempo or rhythm right. We will look at it now and work out what the best order will be going forward, but no I am not concerned about his form,â€- Fleming said.
Notably, Jadeja has just scored 116 runs in the tournament from 10 matches. He averages just 19.33 and has been battling with a strike rate of 118.37. Even he has seemed to have lost his potency with the ball in hand. He has just picked up 5 wickets in the tournament so far from 10 matches. His fans and the team management will hope that he quickly returns to form and contributes significantly to the teamâ€™s performance.