IPL 2020 – Chennai Super Kings

With less than a week to the start of IPL 2020, the buzz is getting more around the cricketing world. Today we are going to present you our our take on Chennai Super Kings.

We all know Mumbai Indians is the most successful team in the IPL history but, when it comes to consistency Chennai Super Kings is the only team that made it to the knockout stage every season they played. There is nothing wrong calling them as “CONSISTENT SUPER KINGS”. They’ve always been very consistent, since they don’t tend to change their core team much and believes in sticking to the players until they deliver.

It’s quite astonishing to see a player like MS Dhoni getting emotional in a meet that was held in 2018 after the comeback of Chennai Super Kings. That just shows how close Dhoni is to the people of Tamil Nadu and CSK. Trolled as “Dad’s Army” for having players around 35-40 years of age in 2018 and went on to win the title in 2018, almost won in the 2019 season with so called Dad’s Army.

Top Order

Suresh Raina’s absence at No.3 who gives you 400 runs almost every season is a big loss for CSK and they have to shuffle the batting order a bit to fill Suresh Raina’s gap and young sensation Ruturaj Gaikwad who is scoring a lot of runs in the domestic circuit might be the good choice or Faf at 3 isn’t a bad choice at all, While Shane Watson and Murali Vijay can open the innings.

Middle Order and Finisher

CSK has a strong middle order which bats deep with Ambati Rayudu at 4, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni and Dwayne Bravo to follow at five, six and seven. These three can shuffle their positions depending up on the situation to finish off the games. Sir Ravindra Jadeja at 8 can fire in and play some big shots at the end along with economical bowling, his gun fielding is an added advantage to any team he is playing.

Bowling Department

CSK had always relies mostly on their spinners, with all the games playing only in 3 stadiums spinners will come in handy. Though it lost the quality services of spin bowling with Harbhajan opting out of IPL 2020. CSK still posses variety in their bowling with the likes of Imran Thahir, Karan Sharma, Piyush Chawala and the left arm spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner. They have decent pace attack with Deepak Chahar gives you 4 Quality overs of swing bowling along with Dwayne Bravo and Lungisani Ngidi bowling those crucial middle and death overs.

Players to watch out for:

That would be indefinitely MS Dhoni, All eyes would be on MSD about how he is going to lead the team and how he is gonna play??  As he will be stepping into the ground after long gap since 2019 world cup. We should also need to watch out for young sensation Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Best Playing XI

Shane Watson.
Murali Vijay
Ruturaj Gaikwad / Faf du Plessis.
Ambati Rayudu.
Kedar Jadhav.
MS Dhoni.(C)WK
Dwayne Bravo.
Ravindra Jadeja.
Deepak Chahar.
Imran Thahir.
Lungisani Ngidi.