Sam Curran is a complete player for CSK: MS Dhoni 

After losing two consecutive matches, Chennai Super Kings have won a must-win encounter against SRH by 20 runs on Monday. With that win, CSK have now won 3 games out of 8 and are sitting at 6th place in the points table. 

For the first time in IPL 2020, CSK batted first and reaped rewards immediately. Batting first, they posted a competitive 167-run total. SRH, in reply, fell 20 runs short, thereby handing a morale-boosting win to CSK. 

Chennai Super Kings surprised everyone after sending Sam Curran to open the innings along with Faf du Plessis. It worked out well as Curran helped the side give a strong start in the power play overs. He scored 31 off 21 balls, before getting out in the 5th over. The English all-rounder also bowled well, giving away just 18 runs in his three overs. He took the important wicket of David Warner in the fourth over of the second innings. 

During the post-match presentation, skipper MS Dhoni lauded Curran’s all-round performance in the match, calling him a complete cricketer for the team. 

A lot depended on the fast bowlers. I just told them to be expressive on the field and hit their areas. But we used an extra spinner because an Indian batter hasn’t done well for us. That’s why Sam Curran went up and it wasn’t fair on Jagadeesan as well to bat at seven or eight. Sam Curran is a complete cricketer for us. You need a seaming all-rounder, he plays the spinners well and he can give us those 15-45 runs.” MS Dhoni said. 

Chennai Super Kings will play their next game against Delhi Capitals on Saturday.