CSK had an underwhelming 2020 season but the team, packed with seasoned players, is now displaying the efficiency it is known for
After posting 188/9 in stipulated 20 overs, Super Kings restricted Sanju Samson-led side to 143/9 in 20 overs
He since then missed India’s Test series against England which the hosts won 3-1 to book a berth in the World Test Championship final which will be held in June in Southampton.
Kohli scored two half-centuries in the three-match ODI series against Australia which India lost 1-2 last year in December.
This time, though, Jadeja's absence from the first two Tests due to a thumb fracture will mean India will have to pair either one, or two
A visibly shaken Langer lauded India for the lion-hearted effort to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2-1 despite playing with a second-string side
Ravindra Jadeja is out of first two Tests against England. He will need 4-6 weeks minimum to recuperate and complete rehab which rules him out of first 2 tests, said BCCI source
"Ravindra Jadeja has suffered a dislocation and fracture on his left thumb. It will be very difficult for him to wear those gloves and bat," a senior BCCI official said
Smith, who was batting on 130 and was in a mood to slog every ball in company of No.11 batsman Josh Hazlewood, couldn't beat a direct throw from Jadeja