IPL 2022: 'CSK are a dangerous side despite tournament opener defeat,' says Matthew Hayden

'Their top-order saw a rare batting collapse in the first game but there's a lot of experience in the side,' says Matthew Hayden

By Web Desk
March 31, 2022
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KARACHI: Former Australia batter and Pakistan batting coach Matthew Hayden believes Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are still a dangerous side despite losing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020's opener.

CSK, on Saturday, lost to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) after their top-order collapsed and put a paltry 132-run target on the scoreboard, which the Shreyas Iyer-led KKR managed to chase in 18.3 overs, winning the match by six wickets.

However, Hayden believes CSK have experienced players in their squad and they will come back stronger.

"CSK will not be disheartened with the loss in their opening game against KKR. There were plenty of positives for the Ravindra Jadeja-led side. Their top-order saw a rare batting collapse in the first game, but there’s a lot of experience in the side, and I am sure they’ll come back stronger in the next game," Hayden said, according to India Today.

"They missed Moeen Ali in the tournament opener, and he will be available for selection in the next match. CSK have it in them to it pull off and that makes them a dangerous side," he added.

CSK is set to take on newbies Lucknow Super Giants today at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Thursday (today).