Chennai hunting for all-round consistency, says Steve Rixon
Two-time champions Chennai Super Kings would look to continue their winning ways when they take on Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium here today.
According to fielding coach Steve Rixon, they would like to finish among the top two teams. “A win here might just ensure a place in top two, so we would be trying our best against Rajasthan Royals, who have been playing well,” Rixon said yesterday.
“It is an important match for us. Royals have defended their fortress well and we too have come back strongly after the debacle against Mumbai Indians and beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in the next match quite convincingly.
It would be a good match here and a victory will help us to a place in top two, so would be taking nothing lightly. We need to keep the momentum,” he said.
Rixon stressed on doing well in all three departments of the game. “We have been doing well, but we need to do it equally in all three departments together. We are hunting for bit more consistency because we have not been doing it in all three departments together.
We also need to bowl better in the death overs. Giving away 87 runs in last five overs is not acceptable. We could not maintain the momentum in the death overs. About 50-55 in the last five is okay, but not more than that,” Rixon said.
The CSK fielding coach praised Royals’ Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson. “I have watched Sanju and he is very impressive. Stuart Binny and few others too have shown their potential. It is good see all these youngsters come up so nicely,” he said.