IPL 7: Unknown venue will be a big challenge for CSK, says Fleming
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming predicts another cliff-hanger between his team and title holders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League Eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium here today
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming predicts another cliff-hanger between his team and title holders Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League Eliminator at the Brabourne Stadium here today.
CSK coach Stephen Fleming during a media interaction yesterday. Pic/Suresh KK
Mumbai were excellent against us last year. We had some revenge this year with two wins (In UAE and Wankhede Stadium in the round robin stage). But it's not going to be easy.
It's a home game for Mumbai. We have to play extremely well. We had a great tussle with them at Wankhede and this is not going to be any different tomorrow, said Fleming at the pre-game press conference yesterday.
Fleming admits selecting team for the Brabourne conditions will be tough, "You tend to build your knowledge on a particular ground and determine what kind of individuals to select based on the conditions.
"To play at a ground that hasn't hosted a lot of cricket and doesn't have any recent history is a big challenge. Our biggest challenge in this game is that we are not a 100 per cent sure exactly what kind of side we should select.
We'll just look to pick players who are ready for the opportunity and are experienced in general," he said.