MI vs CSK: These franchises haven’t made much use of the negotiation window

Former Indian player Ajay Jadeja has pointed out that Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings lack strength in their bowling attack. MI and CSK lock horns in the high octane clash of IPL 2022 on Thursday at Navi Mumbai.

The two teams share nine of the 14 IPL titles between them, but they are on the opposite side of the points table in IPL 2022.

MI have recorded six straight defeats and remain the only side yet to claim a win in IPL 2022, while CSK sit ninth with just one win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in six matches.

Bombay Indians. Image: BCCI

The problem is Mumbai and Chennai don’t have good top bowlers: Ajay Jadeja

Jadeja said MI and CSK did not get the most out of the IPL 2022 auction and there was a lack of quality bowlers in their ranks. The former Indian player doesn’t expect CSK to make many changes with his team in the remaining fixtures.

“The problem is that Mumbai and Chennai don’t have good top bowlers. That’s why they’re down. CSK is not known to make modifications. An all-out fast bowler could have helped, but it’s late now,” Jadeja said on Cricbuzz.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Image: Twitter

“These franchises haven’t used the trading window much, but this year we might see some activity. A lot of teams have players who are on the bench. But I don’t see CSK making any drastic changes. They are just starting to look for some sort of rhythm.

“Robin Uthappa repaid faith, Ambati Rayudu beat well in the last game. Shivam Dube did well. What didn’t work for CSK was that Ravindra Jadeja became captain and fell down the order. Other than the batting order change, I don’t see any overall change,” he added.

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