T-20 IPL 2018: MS Dhoni will bat “Higher” for Chennai this season, confirmed coach: Well, reports are coming that MS Dhoni is going to bat higher than his normal position. Even, Stephen Fleming the head coach of the CSK team said that skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni would play a ‘more prominent’ role as a batsman in the upcoming IPL by batting ‘relatively high’ in the order. Also, he added that this is really important for him and a team as well.
Also, he actually said that”MS will be relatively high. The time that we choose may depend on the match situation as well. He would definitely play a more prominent role as a batter.” Also, he added that “Ahead of him there are some good picks, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu. Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh fits in there as well, Karn Sharma, they can all hit. So again, looking at our sides, there a lot of multi-skilled players. There is a lot of options there.”
Also, he used words like, “One of the key things of the squad is the versatility.. combinations are important… both Indian and overseas.” Fleming said that it is really important to see him above just because it is interesting to see him above. Fleming said they had not decided on the opening combination yet adding there were quite a number of players who could do the job.
“We are not sure yet. It depends on the combination and conditions. We have got a number of options that have been penciled down. Shorey, Faf, Watson, Rayudu, Billings, Vijay…We have got six of them. Also, he added that “Shorey is a top-order batsman, Sam Billings has played a lot of top order stuff. The combination is not just for opening, for the rest of the side as well.”