IPL2024: Despite Mitchell’s dismal batting record, CSK coach Stephen Fleming supports the big-money acquisition

Coach Stephen Fleming of CSK has supported the big-money acquisition of Daryl Mitchell despite the New Zealand player’s lackluster batting performance in the current IPL 2024. To strengthen their team and try to win the IPL again, CSK paid an incredible Rs 14 crore to get all-rounder Daryl Mitchell of New Zealand. Mitchell’s batting performance has been lackluster so far despite the large investment; he has only scored 93 runs in four innings and is having difficulty finding his groove in the middle order.

Amidst this context, Mitchell received steadfast support from Chennai Super Kings veteran coach Stephen Fleming. In a news conference held before CSK’s match versus LSG, he conveyed his delight with the team’s overall fielding performance. He emphasized how crucial it is to avoid becoming too used to the IPL’s competitive environment. Mitchell’s circumstances were especially discussed by Fleming, who emphasized that the player has been making contributions to the club outside of standout performances. He expressed the opinion that players should get a lot of support, arguing that awards like Man-of-the-Match do not always adequately recognize a player’s contributions to the team’s achievements.

“He has been contributing without giving star performances,” he said. “We like to back players a lot and it is not always the man-of-the-match performance that we value the most.”

Regarding pacer Deepak Chahar’s participation against LSG, Fleming said that the star bowler is being closely watched by the medical staff and making good recovery progress. Chahar’s persistent ailment prevented him from playing in CSK’s match against MI on April 14. He’s recovering well after his rehab. It was a small injury, so there was no need for concern. We decided to give Chahar more time to heal since Shardul Thakur bowled brilliantly in the last game against Mumbai, according to Stephen Fleming at the pre-game news conference on Thursday.

Fans and commentators are still watching Daryl Mitchell closely as CSK begins its IPL 2024 campaign, eager to see whether he can live up to his promise under Stephen Fleming’s tutelage. The coach’s support of Mitchell in the face of criticism shows that he has faith in his talents and that he understands that team management, perseverance, and patience are frequently necessary for success in cricket.

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