Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have four
matches remaining in IPL 2022 and they need to win all of them to make it to
the playoffs. A defeat means they are out of the knockouts. CSK on Wednesday
suffered a 13-run defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). They have
now lost seven out of 10 matches to be placed ninth in the 10-team league.

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The defending champions are out of shape
and never looked threatening. Before the start of the season, Ravindra Jadeja
was appointed captain after MS Dhoni stepped down with the latter focusing on
his own game. There have been problems in the batting and bowling departments

Former India cricketer Virender Sehwag
is not happy with CSK’s performance in the ongoing season.

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“The first mistake they did was at
the start of the season when they announced that MS Dhoni won’t be captaining
and it will be Ravindra Jadeja. I think that was a wrong decision. Also I
think, if Jadeja was the captain if he should have been sustained for the rest
of the seasons,” Sehwag told Cricbuzz after CSK were more or less knocked
out of playoff contention after suffering a 13-run loss to RCB.

 “There was no settled playing XI. Ruturaj
Gaikwad didn’t score runs in the beginning. The batters didn’t score runs. In
one match MS Dhoni scored. In other the match Gaikwad scored. The match where
Dhoni hit boundaries in the last over, that game was also almost lost. They
started poorly, then batters did not score, from there on the season went
haywire. If Dhoni had been the captain from the beginning then it would’ve been
better and maybe CSK wouldn’t have lost match so many matches,” Sehwag

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In the match against Royal Challengers
Bangalore, Harshal Patel and Glenn Maxwell put up a great show with the ball in
hand to enable RCB to a 13-run win over CSK, pushing the defending champions to
the brink of elimination in the IPL here on Wednesday.