Unhappy with non-performing bowlers, MS Dhoni hints changes

Clearly unhappy with the lacklustre show of his non-performing bowlers, Chennai Super Kings skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Monday said time is ripe to bring in some changes in the squad.

Today’s six-wicket defeat against Deccan Chargers left the last year’s finalists in an unenviable position with just one win from their five outings and Dhoni pointed his accusing finger at the bowlers for the team’s string of poor shows in the second edition of the Indian Premier League.

“I think the bowlers are letting us down,” a dejected Dhoni said after the match.

“We really need to come up with some ideas, maybe a few other combinations and test our bench strength,” Dhoni said. With Adam Gilchrist and Herschelle Gibbs going great gun, Chennai bowlers had a forgettable outing today.

Lakshmipathy Balaji conceded 41 runs in 3.3 overs for his one wicket while Manpreet Gony gave away 20 runs in his only over, prompting Dhoni not to press him into service again.

Among others, Joginder Sharma bled 14 runs in his only over, while Albie Morkel conceded 29 in his three wicket-less over.

Dhoni didn’t spare the batsmen either and felt Chennai batters struggled in the middle overs.

“We are getting good start but have been struggling in the middle overs. Middle order is not clicking, we need to work on that as well,” said Dhoni.

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