Chennai lack a finisher, says Bichel

Chennai lack a finisher, says Bichel

Chennai lack a finisher, says Bichel

 Former Australian speedster and Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel feels their team is missing a ‘good finisher’ during matches that go down to the wire.

“If you look at a team like Delhi Daredevils, you will find guys like Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen finishing off matches for them.

“We need someone to finish games off. Our batting group and bowling group is fine but we need to show character to bounce back. We need to show for consistency,” Bichel stated on the eve of his team’s away match against a resurgent Rajasthan Royals.

Talking to media on the eve of their crucial IPL match against the Royals, Bichel said CSK are all set to turn tables after blowing hot and cold in the first half.

“There is still a chance for us. We are addressing to our problems and trying to bounce back and carry on with that form with rest of the season.”

Bichel feels missing Michael Hussey during the first part of the tournament certianly had an effect. “We had missed Michael Hussey, and players like him and Shane Watson give huge inputs to their teams.

“Watson is a class player and has been doing well for his country and also for Rajasthan Royals. Others like Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Brad Hodge and Owais Shah also have done well so far. We can’t have any specific strategy for the likes of Watson but have to bowl a good length. It might work or it may not,” he said.

Praising Shaun Tait for his good spells in previous two matches, Bichel said that his team’s left-arm seamer Doug Bollinger is fit and available for selection. “Shaun has done well for them in the last couple of games, and hopefully we can keep him away in tomorrow’s match,” he said.

On Doug Bollinger, the former Australian pacer said, ““Doug is well now. He would be on the selection list but the team would be finalized on basis of conditions out there,” he said.