CSK Triumphs in IPL Opener with Collective Batting Effort

CSK Triumphs in IPL Opener with Collective Batting Effort

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) kicked off their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 campaign with a thrilling victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB), chasing down a target of 173 without any of their batters crossing the 40-run mark.

CSK coach Stephen Fleming expressed satisfaction with the team's performance, emphasizing the importance of collective contributions rather than relying on individual brilliance. "You don't always get it with one big score. So, to have everybody contribute is a positive as well," said Fleming.

Regarding the opening partnership, Fleming clarified that there is no designated aggressive opener between Ruturaj Gaikwad and Rachin Ravindra. "It's not defined like that. One day a player will get away better than another," he explained.

Fleming attributed the team's attacking approach to a strong intent rather than the Impact Player rule. "From our point of view, it's probably the intent. In the years we don't do well, we look at why and we rectify that. And one of the changes was very strong intent," he said.

Fleming also confirmed the availability of Sri Lankan pacer Matheesha Pathirana for selection.

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