MS Dhoni reveals the reason for excluding Imran Tahir from Playing XI so far in IPL 2020

Imran Tahir with MS Dhoni
Imran Tahir with MS Dhoni

South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir, one of the best T20 bowlers in the world right now, but the Chennai Super Kings have not used him in IPL 2020 so far. Earlier many gossip had come that the leg spinner is having some issues with the CSK management.

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Even though the CSK team have not found another talented overseas leggie. Still, CSK is not placing Tahir in their playing XI. Tahir won the Purple Cap award in the previous season of IPL. At the toss of the game between CSK and SRH, CSK skipper MS Dhoni says about the team combination “One change – Chawla in for Jagadeesan. We thought about him (Tahir) but the combination isn’t letting us.”

The four overseas players slot are filled with two all-rounders, Bravo and Sam Curran along with two top-order batsmen Faf du Plessis and Watson. The Indian batsmen of CSK are not performing well. Along with Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood also missed out a spot in the playing XI.

The IPL mid-season transfer has begun now. CSK might be likely looking to trade Imran Tahir or Mitchell Santner out to other teams and sign a batsman that could make a bolster to the batting department.

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In the history of IPL, Chennai SuperKings have always made their playoffs. But in 2020 IPL CSK is positioned at 6th after completing 8 matches with 3 victories and thus having 6 points.