Chennai Super Kings are struggling to find a way to victory in the Indian Premier League 2020. The three-time champion won the season opener against defending champions Mumbai Indians, but lost the next three games thereafter. One of the worrying signs for the franchise is the form of opener Shane Watson and questions are being asked whether MS Dhoni can replace Watson in the upcoming match against Kings XI Punjab. (IPL 2020 full coverage)
Addressing the same question, former Indian cricketer and two-time IPL winner Kolkata Knight Riders captain, Gautam Gambhir said that he would never replace Watson in the playing XI.
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Watson has played four matches so far, scoring 52 runs at an average of 13 and with a strike rate of 108.33.
He said, ‘I will never leave Shane Watson, because his entire batting order is so rigid. Kedar Jadhav looks rustic. Ambati Rayudu is rusting. “Gambhir said in a chat show on ESPNCricinfo.
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“I know Shane Watson is not in the best of ways, imagine Ruturaj Gaikwad replacing Shane Watson? Apparently, he is a young cricket, developing cricket. Or Murali Vijay? I will return Shane Watson for another 4-5 matches.
“I know it’s a difficult situation for MS, but you’ve got your best batsman back. A batsman who can win the game if he gets off well. At the moment, he’s not, but he can come at any time. “You never know,” Gambhir continued.
CSK will clash against KXIP on Sunday.
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