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May 09, 2012 at 05:55pm IST

Bichel rues the lack of a good finisher

Jaipur: Former Australian speedster and Chennai Super Kings bowling coach Andy Bichel feels the team has missed a "good finisher" in the ongoing Indian Premier League. "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.

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 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 certianly 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.

Bichel rues the lack of a 'good finisher'

The CSK bowling coach said his team could have done much better had they had a quality finisher in their ranks.

On pacer Doug Bollinger's fitness he said, "Doug is well now. He would be on the selection list but the team would be finalized on the basis of conditions out there."

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