Chennai Super Kings also known as the King of IPL and one of the most successful franchise is back in action after a gap of 2 years. With 2 IPl and Champions League trophies , Chennai Super Kings will be aiming for a win this IPL season as well.
Before the auctions itself , the franchise owners had made it clear that they would go all guns blazing in this IPL. Thus forming the champion team once again that can lead them to their much awaited victory after 2011.
Let’s look at the 5 reasons that brings them back in to the competition that will give them an edge over their competitors.
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1.MS Dhoni leading the side once again
A name that doesn’t require any introduction. Captain cool Dhoni is the most successful Indian captain till date. Dhonis is also the only captain to have all the ICC trophies under his name in a span of just 6 years .
Dhoni’s mere presence makes the crowd go crazy . A successful wicket-keeper, captain and one of the best finishers in the limited overs format , Dhoni would be making a comeback in this IPL with his captaincy.
Dhoni has been captaining the side for almost 8 years now. The experience that Dhoni brings with him as to what is needed to win that trophy would be surely put to test. Dhoni has been instrumental in the selection of quality players, from whom he can get the best needed to win the IPL trophy.
2. Experienced players taking the mantle
With the T20 formats now being more batsmen oriented , it’s highly important to have experienced players by your side who can smash when needed and get the run rate under control or set up a mammoth target for the opposition to score.
Chennai Super Kings have always maintained their batting lineup who could adapt to the changing situation. With players like Shane Watson , Suresh Raina , Du Plessis , MS Dhoni , Ambati Rayudu , Kedar Jadhav and Murali Vijay , they seem to have formed a rock solid batting unit with the ability to chase down any total.
And not to forget, Chennai Super Kings has the most experienced batting lineups of IPL with Suresh Raina leading the pack with most runs from the Chennai franchise , as well as one of the leading run scorers for the IPL.
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3. Legendary Spin Maestros
People say T20 is a batsman’s game and it’s the quality batsman who possess the ability to change the course of the game . Little do they know about the spinner’s prowess in this form of the game. In the recent editions of IPL , spinners have been found to be highly economical and a determining factor in a team’s victory .
With the legendary off-spinner Harbhajan Singh leading the spin department for Chennai Super Kings , backed by Imran Tahir , all rounder Ravindra Jadeja and wrist spinner Karn Sharma it is going to be one cracker of a season for the Chennai franchise.
A highly experienced and versatile spin attack will definitely help Chennai Super Kings to get the better of the batsmen in any situation . Also , the M.A Chidambaram Stadium being more spinner friendly , CSK would be looking for maximum exploitation of the home conditions.
4.Highly Efficient Coaches
With Michael Hussey and Stephen Fleming as their batting coach and head coach , Chennai Super Kings seems to be on a roll this time. Coaches play a very vital role in formation of match winning strategies.
Coaches can be extremely useful in productive inputs to the players thereby bringing out the best from them in any situation. They know the strengths and weaknesses of any player, be it the captain or any senior most member of the team .
In tournaments like IPL where there is so much of wear and tear , there is high probability of the player’s injury . That’s when the role of a coach becomes even more important by backing up the player in time of need.
Stephen fleming has been with the franchise as a coach since 2009 . Same goes for Michael hussey , also nicknamed as the Mr. Cricket , the man behind CSK’s victory in 2010 edition.
It would be interesting to see how CSK would make the most of their ability and pave their way to the IPL championship title.