Backing experience over youth has turned CSK's season upside down: Lara

back icon
safari
29 Oct 2020 | 12:13 PM
author
PTI

Backing experience over youth has turned CSK's season upside down: Lara

It is the first time Dhoni and his men have failed to clear the league stage, having managed only eight points so far after four wins

heart

Share

Chennai Super Kings' unflinching reliance on experience over youth has been their undoing this IPL season, said West Indies batting icon Brian Lara, urging the franchise to give its younger lot a chance in the remaining games.

One of the most successful sides in the history of the tournament, CSK are languishing at the bottom of the points table. While most sides nurture youngsters, that has not been the case with the Mahendra Singh Dhoni led side, often referred to as 'Dad's Army'.

"I think they (CSK) have got a lot of older players. There are not any young players coming through the line-up. You look at it. Even their overseas players, they have been around for a long time," Lara said on Star Sports' 'Select Dugout'.

"So, they have backed experience over youth, and this has really turned upside down for them," he added.

It is the first time Dhoni and his men have failed to clear the league stage, having managed only eight points so far after four wins.

The three-time champions' poor run this season has put a question-mark on their approach, leading to heavy criticism of Dhoni, who has been accused of not showing enough faith in the youngsters.

"It's just an unbelievable season so far. You know, every time they turn up, we're very hopeful that CSK is going to turn it around," Lara said.

"We all came here thinking this was going to be the time when Dhoni turns things around with his team. And game after game, it just went, and they just kept hoping."

"But it's a situation where they can just to try to build from next year. In the few coming games that they have, see what they can do with the younger players they've got," Lara said.

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Indian Premier League, 2020Chennai Super KingsMahendra Singh Dhoni

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
RCB least impressive of the winners: Lara
Royal Challengers Bangalore will be up against the Sunrisers who would want to get into winning ways soon
userCricket.com Staff
13 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
Exclusive: Not 100% sure if Smith is a good T20 batsman - Brian Lara
Delhi Capitals will take on Chennai Super Kings on April 10 (Saturday)
userBastab Parida
09 Apr 2021
safari
OPINION
The last dance for the old guard
Here is a pre-tournament preview of the Chennai Super Kings throwing light on their strengths and deficiencies
userSomesh Agarwal
04 Apr 2021
safari
NEWS
Captain can't run away, so I'll be playing in all the games: Dhoni
CSK suffered a 10-wicket thrashing at the hands of MI and now lie at the bottom of the table
userPTI
24 Oct 2020
safari
ONTHISDAY
The unconquerable 501*!
On this day, Brian Lara registered the highest score in first-class cricket history
userHardik Worah
06 Jun 2020
safari
OPINION
Brian Lara’s batting – A joy to behold
Today is the birthday of one of the greatest batsmen to ever play cricket – Brian Charles Lara
userNitin Fernandes
02 May 2020
safari
ONTHISDAY
Brian Lara bows out without a fuss
On this day in 2007, Brian Lara played his final international match
userPramod Ananth
21 Apr 2020
safari
ONTHISDAY
Brian Lara: The genius who breached the 400 barrier
On this day, the West Indian great became the first and only batsman to score a 400 in Test cricket
userPramod Ananth
12 Apr 2020
safari
NEWS
West Indies players can work on mental aspect, feels Lara
Lara conducted a session with the Test squad before the start of the two-match series
userPTI
20 Aug 2019
safari
ANALYSIS
DC's young brigade up against the experienced lions of CSK
CSK has beaten DC twice in the league stage
userShubh Aggarwal
09 May 2019
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved