Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni on Friday attributed his team’s defeat against Delhi Capitals to ‘lack of steam’ in the batting department. “I don’t think it was a good game for us. The wicket did slow down a bit, there was no dew, but I think we are lacking steam in the batting department. We need to figure that out,” said Dhoni after Delhi beat Chennai by 44 runs to go to the top of the points table.

In the run chase against Rajasthan Royals too, Shane Watson and Murali Vijay got off to a slow start, and despite Faf du Plessis putting the bowlers to the sword in the death overs, the circumspect approach at the top eventually cost the Super Kings the match. And it was once again the sluggish batting in the first 10 overs that saw Dhoni and Co. fall behind the asking rate.

 

With the team struggling at four for 98,…

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