Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones believes Suresh Raina’s absence in the Indian Premier League (IPL) will be a matter of great concern for three-time champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK). CSK team will start their campaign in IPL-13 on 19 September against defending champions Mumbai Indians.
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Jones feels that the team will need to bring in a player like the left-handed batsman Raina. He said, ‘They will need some left-handed players or else they could get into some problems. Especially if they play leg-spinner as the ball will go away. So play with either Sam Karan or Jadeja or Bravo or Tahir. ‘
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He said, ‘Shane Watson and Dhoni have not batted for a long time. Raina and Harbhajan are also at home, so it will depend on Fleming and Dhoni how they unite the team.
All eyes will be on Dhoni, who will play in the IPL after he retired from international cricket last month. He has not played since the Indian team played a competitive match in the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand in July last year.