Former England captain Kevin Pietersen admitted that he was amazed at Chennai Super Kings’ performance in the first half of IPL 2021, and MS Dhoni-led CSK has a “great shot” in his fourth title win. CSK finished second in the eight-team IPL2021 point table with seven wins in ten games before the season was interrupted.
“It was a bit surprising to see them work, as everyone canceled CSK’s old men’s army before the IPL began in April,” Petersen told Betway.
“Their overseas players, Fuff du Presis, Moen Ali and Sam Callan, delivered the goods in particular, but I’m not sure how good the four-month absence is for them.
“Especially older players may take some time to get their gear back.
“If you’re ready, it could be a historic few weeks for the franchise. Everyone has a great shot to win a title that they thought was beyond them,” Peter said. Sen added.
Petersen warns MI about another late start in United Arab Emirates
Meanwhile, Petersen also warned defending champion Mumbai Indians that Rohit Sharma-led MI could not afford a slow start when the IPL resumed in the UAE. Currently, MI is ranked 4th with 8 points and is a characteristic slow starter in tournaments.
“Everyone would expect the tournament organizer to be successful, but they don’t have a good history of hitting the ground,” said a former England captain.
“They lose the first few games and tend to work towards the end of the tournament. Well, we’re already nearing the end of the tournament.
“Mumbai has little time to catch up, so you can’t afford to lose three or four games before you start playing. If they hold the crown, they have to join it from ball 1. Must be. Being on their side, they can do that, “Petersen signed off.
Three-time winner Chennai Super Kings and defending champion Mumbai Indians will kick start the second half of IPL 2021 at Dubai International Stadium on September 19. IPL2021 was initially postponed indefinitely after just 29 games in May due to Covid’s second wave. -In India-19.
IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, has a great shot to win the title, says Kevin Pietersen
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