Shivam Dube’s ability to hit the ball out of the park is amazing: Mike Hussey | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Shivam Dube became a vital cog in the Chennai Super Kings batting lineup with his ability to hit shots all over the park. The lanky hitter won praise from CSK batting coach Michael Hussey, who said the hard-hitting Dube is a unique talent and played at his best due to the clarity of his role .
“He’s a unique talent. His ability to hit the ball out of the park is incredible. He has phenomenal power. We see him all the time in training. What’s really important is the clarity of his role in the team, maybe we didn’t quite have it last year and early this year,” Hussey said.
“Through Stephen Fleming and MSD (Dhoni) they’ve been very clear about the role they see him playing and how they see him playing his best for us. In his mind he’s so clear about how he must play in any situation.
“It’s a floating role, it kind of depends on the game situation and the opponent who is bowling,” Hussey said ahead of the IPL game against the Delhi Capitals in response to a question about Dube, who has scored 290 runs in nine innings so far.
The batting coach added: “Talking to him and working with him, he knows very well how he has to go about it. That, mixed with his unique talent and power, is a very dangerous thing for teams. opponents. He is in a great place.

“He had some kind of finger injury trying to take a hold last game. It was good signs he was able to get out and punch. Fingers crossed he’ll be fine to get past the DC game “Hussey said of Dubé.
In Wednesday’s game against the Delhi Capitals, the former Aussie striker said CSK will have to be at their best as the opposition were in good form and won four of the last five games.
“He (Delhi Capitals) has been in good form. He has won four of his last five games. It’s good to come here (Chennai) with a bit of confidence. He did well in the last game (against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Delhi), it was a dominating victory.
“We have to play our best. I know DC is sitting at the bottom of the table, but they’re so close to jumping really fast with a few wins.”
Speaking about CSK’s all-round star Ben Stokes, Hussey said he was training very well and was available for selection for Wednesday’s game.
“Stokes has trained very well. I’m pretty sure he’s available for selection. It just depends on the balance of the squad. Obviously we’ve been playing under rotational conditions, so they decided to go for the extra option of spin bowling rather than Stokes, an all-around player who can bowl,” he said.
“He trained very well; he ticked all the boxes to be available for selection.”
Meanwhile, DC assistant coach Shane Watson said the team’s batting unit took a little while to click while the bowling did earlier.
“It was a big challenge to fill the void left by the absence of Rishab Pant. It was a bigger challenge than we thought… The stick took a little while to click.”
Meanwhile, pacemaker Anrich Nortje had to return to South Africa following a personal emergency and missed DC’s last game. He’s also not available for the game against CSK on Wednesday.
Watson said he expects Nortje to return to the IPL for the end of the tournament.
(With PTI inputs)


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