After facing a defeat in the second match with Rajasthan Royals, Chennai Super Kings suffered their second consecutive loss in the Indian Premier League. CSK were unable to chase a total of 176 against Delhi and were restricted to just 131/7, stumbling to a 44-run defeat.
CSK skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is not happy with the performance of both his batting and bowling units. Though the team is packed full of experienced players, they are still struggling to deliver success.
After the defeat, Dhoni said his batting unit was lacking "a bit of steam" while the spinners were "yet to come to the party".
The CSK captain expressed hope that Rayudu will be available in their next game, which provides the much-needed balance to the side.
Rayudu played a brilliant 48-ball 71-run knock against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener. But he has been on the sidelines in the last two matches because of a hamstring injury. The absence of Rayudu has affected the result of the match in the last two games as his side failed to chase the targets.