Chennai Super Kings will feel the absence of veteran batsman Suresh Raina unless they find out a like-for-like replacement, says former Australia international Dean Jones. Raina flew with the squad to the UAE before returning him days later citing personal reason and is expected to not take part in the upcoming IPL season.
Apart from Raina, CSK will also be missing the services of vastly experienced offspinner Harbhajan Singh who too withdrew due to personal reason after not flying to the UAE where the upcoming season will be played.
“Raina’s absence is a major concern this time and he is in the top 5 run getters in IPL. He is a left-hander and plays spin very well and the weakness for CSK could be that majority of their players are right handed,” Jones said on Star Sports’ Game Plan.