IPL 2020: Shane Watson a case study of CSK’s belief in its players

Despite the experience of only one List A match under his belt, Kings XI Punjab’s left-arm spinner Harpreet Brar, 25, was brought on to play his first IPL match this season on Sunday, primarily as a match-up to Chennai Super Kings opener Shane Watson.

The Australian’s returns against left-arm orthodox spinners in IPL until then read 127 runs at an average of 15.9, having been dismissed eight times. A few nights earlier, Delhi Capitals had brought in Axar Patel in the first six overs; Watson failed yet again to his perceived weakness. (IPL 2020 Full Coverage)

For now, ‘Watto’ is back, but CSK still has some loose ends to cover. Fleming is happy to join in the laughter when the average age of ‘Dad’s Army’ is brought up. “Youngsters in our team? Sounds like an oxymoron,” he told Anjum Chopra in a flash interview during the match. But, CSK aren’t looking to change their time trusted methods.


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