Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings didn’t know what it was like to say goodbye to the IPL league. That was the team’s experience last season. This time he will continue to try hard so that the experience does not happen again.
Last time, Suresh Raina did not play for personal reasons, this time he has also returned. Several new faces have joined the team through auction. All in all, what exactly is the situation of Chennai Super Kings?
Let’s take a look at the details of the Chennai Super Kings going in search of their fourth title in the 14th edition of the IPL.
Chennai did not do well last season.
Chennai did not do well last season. Photo: Twitter
Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Bhagat Verma, Hari Nishant
Deepak Chahar, Lungi Engidi, Shardul Tagore, KM Asif, Harishankar Reddy
Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Karan Sharma, Ravi Srinivasan Sai Kishore
Dwayne Bravo, Moin Ali, Sam Karen, Rabindra Jadeja, Krishnappa Gautam.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Narayan Jagadishan
Dhoni and Jadeja have been playing together in Chennai for a long time.
Dhoni and Jadeja have been playing together in Chennai for a long time. Photo: IPL
Without a doubt, the biggest strength of the Chennai Super Kings is their experience. Along with Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Bravo, du Plessis, Tahir, Rayudu and Chahar have been playing together for several seasons. That’s why their chemistry is great. Besides, Moin Ali, Robin Uthappa, Pujara — everyone is a burning fighter, be it at the international level or in the IPL. Chennai can be saved from any situation of the match because of this experience.
There is no time to question the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Arguably, Chennai has succeeded in the hands of the sharpest brain in the history of Indian cricket. Once again, the franchise will be looking at his quickness and intelligence.
Last time Deputy Raina was not there, this time she is also there. In addition to keeping the run wheel in the middle order, Raina occasionally bowls a couple of overs as per the needs of the team. With a spin-friendly field like their own ‘home ground’ stick, Chennai’s spin power has always been an exception, and this time around he is no exception.
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– Chennai Super Kings (henChennaiIPL) March 7, 2021
Along with two foreigners, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santbar, domestic spinners Karan Sharma and Ravi Srinivasan Sai Kishore will increase Chennai’s spin power. Not only that, there are all-rounders Rabindra Jadeja and Moin Ali; Those who can do quite effective spin bowling in limited overs cricket. Even Krishnappa Gautam, who was bought at a cost of Rs 9 crore 25 lakh, is a spinning all-rounder. As a result, at least Chennai has no worries about spin bowling. Right-arm, left-arm offspinner, legspinner — everything is in Chennai’s collection.
The strengths of Chennai are also weaknesses in some cases. Dhoni, Bravo, Rayudu, Uthappa, Raina, Tahir have given experience to the team but there is no objection to admit it, Chennai is a very old team. The average age of the players is more than 33.
In limited-overs cricket, the question remains as to whether the Chennai players will be able to meet the demands of the situation, as is now expected from the players. Despite the success of Chennai in the past at the hands of Dhoni, Raina, Bravo and Rayudu, they still have no qualms about entering a new era.
Ruturajadera will burn.
Ruturajadera will burn. Photo: IPL
That is why no one but Rabindra Jadeja in India’s most powerful team in limited overs cricket will get a chance from Chennai Super Kings.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Krishnappa Gautam, Narayan Jagadishan থাকলেও although everyone has talent, they can still be called Ankorai. In modern times, those who shine in limited overs cricket, almost none of them play in Chennai.
Although Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the most powerful place in Chennai, at least last season, it was understood that Dhoni is also one of the thoughts of the team. Dhoni can no longer bat as per the demands of the situation as before, this time is more careful. You can’t increase the strike rate by playing to save wickets, on the contrary, Chennai is in trouble. However, if anyone wants to improve by finding such problems, Dhoni will undoubtedly be able to do it.
Chennai XI possible:
Rituraj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, Sam Karen, Moin Ali, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Rabindra Jadeja, Krishnappa Gautam, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Tagore, Lungi Engidi
There is no one in the top order to take the storm that way in Chennai at the moment. The team is still suffering from the absence of Shane Watson. It remains to be seen to what extent Faf du Plessis can solve that problem with the new vocalist.
As mentioned earlier, the biggest strength of Chennai is spin. But this time they will not be able to play at home, they will play at Mumbai’s Wankhede; That stadium also becomes a paradise for pacers from time to time. To do well on this pitch, any team must be strong in pace. The question is whether Chennai has that strength.
Australian fast bowler Josh Hazlewood has withdrawn from the squad for personal reasons. As a result, anxiety has increased in Chennai. Sam Karen and South, who spread the light last season with Deepak Chahar’s swing