IPL 2012: Chennai needs a good finisher, feels Andy Bichel

Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel feels despite having a good team, the team is struggling due to lack of consistency © Getty Images

Jaipur: May 9, 2012


Former Australian speedster and Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel feels that their team is missing a “good finisher” during the matches that go down to the wire during this edition of IPL.


“If you look at a team like Delhi Daredevils, you will find guys like Virender Sehwag and Kevin Pietersen finishing off matches for them. We need someone to finish the games off.


Our batting group and bowling group is fine but we need to show character to bounce back. We need to show for consistency,” Bichel stated on the eve of his team’s away match against Rajasthan Royals.


Talking to media on the eve of their crucial match against Rajasthan Royals, Bichel said that CSK are all set to turn tables after blowing hot and cold in the first half.


“There is still a chance for us. We are addressing to our problems and trying to bounce back and carry on with that form with rest of the season.”


Bichel feels that missing Mike Hussey during the first part of the tournament certainly had an effect.


“We had missed Michael Hussey and players like him and Shane Watson give huge inputs to their teams. Watson is a class player and has been doing well for his country and also for Rajasthan Royals. Others like Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Brad Hodge and Owais Shah also have done well so far.


We can’t have any specific strategy for the likes of Watson but have to bowl a good length. It might work or it may not,” he said.


Praising Shaun Tait for his good spells in previous two matches, Bichel said that his team’s left-arm seamer Doug Bollinger is fit and available for selection.


“Doug is well now. He would be on the selection list but the team would be finalized on basis of conditions out there,” he said. (PTI)