Chennai Super Kings spinner Imran Tahir finished the 2019 edition of the Indian Premier League as the highest wicket taker with 26 wickets from 17 matches. But last year’s purple cap holder has yet to get the wink this season after eight games. However, CEO Kasi Viswanathan has made it clear that a playing XI spot is just around the corner for the star leg spinner. Speaking to ANI, Viswanathan said the conditions offered in the UAE forced team management to enter with two foreign batsmen and fast bowling all-rounders. But he expects Tahir to come in as the wickets are now turning.
“He will definitely come into the picture as we continue. At this point, with the terms offered, the team composition is planned with two foreigners at the top as pure batsmen and then two pace bowling all-rounders. The second half’s turn to start. You have the limit for 4 foreigners, so you always plan according to the conditions offered, “he explained.
Tahir himself understands that it’s all about team composition and giving the right guys the nod with the circumstances in mind.
“It was hard to sit outside but I have to be honest, I enjoy it and I know how we go about it as a team. I’m happy if we get it right and wait for my chance and hopefully I will be ready when I do. Get it. Will be a good challenge to play against the young Indian talent. I can see the fields starting to turn a bit, “he told commentators during the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Coming back to the team, Chennai could use it with a few Indian players in the middle to choose from and with the start of the mid-season transfer, CSK has that opportunity. But the CEO made it clear they don’t look at trading.
“CSK has never brought or released players in the mid-season transfer window and we honestly haven’t even gone through the rules and regulations that matter when looking at a transfer. We are not looking at a player,” he explained. .
In addition, the CEO said it was unlikely that a team would want to give away a capped player, as all purchases are made at auction, allowing for multiple permutations and combinations.
“It’s a league after all and I don’t think anyone would want to lend players to another franchise. Some may play and others may not, but all players are chosen at the auction with lots of plans in mind and for different situations that may arise. During the tournament. You don’t just go in with plan A. You have A, B, C and D, ”he said.
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