Considering their squad depth and experience, the ‘Daddies Army’ will be aiming to clinch their fourth IPL title.
Chennai Super Kings, lead by ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni, will be aiming to again deliver a consistent performance in the league. CSK are the only IPL team to qualify for the playoff stage in each edition of their appearance in the league. Their consistency was evident when they toppled defending champions Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi in the season-opener.
Chasing has always been one of CSK’s strengths and they had no struggle in hunting down MI’s total in the opening IPL 2020 fixture. After cruising to a positive start, Dhoni and his Yellow Army lost their way a bit against the Rajasthan Royals losing the game by 16 runs. And they will be hoping to comeback strongly against the Delhi Capitals on September 25.
The Chennai franchise was jolted after multiple members of their contingent tested coronavirus positive after reaching the UAE. To make things worse, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh also decided to pull out from the tournament. Galloping over all the obstacles, CSK justified their ‘Favourites’ tag in the season-opener itself.
CSK have depth in their squad yet again
Considering their squad depth and experience, the ‘Daddies Army’ will be aiming to clinch their fourth IPL title. In absence of Harbhajan, veteran Piyush Chawla is expected to steer the spin department. Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu or Ruturaj Gaikwad are anticipated to fill Raina’s void. R Sai Kishore, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood are the other additions to the squad.
Faf du Plessis, who hit a brilliant half-century in the opening game, is also expected to deliver at a consistent rate along with Shane Watson. Dhoni himself will be itching to perform with his willow upon his return to the game after a year. CSK fans were elated when their ‘Thala’ walked on the field for the toss against MI.
CSK also have no dearth of spinners on UAE tracks with the names like Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla and R Sai Kishore in their ranks. CSK have had a special relationship with Australian pacers and Hazlewood might also turn out to be effective for them. Along with him, CSK also have the lethal duo of Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi. While Chahar is known for his effect swing bowling, Rabada is famous for his blistering pace.
Full CSK squad for IPL 2020:
|MS Dhoni||WK, Captain, Batsman|
|Faf du Plessis||Batsman|
|R Sai Kishore||Bowler|
CSK coaching and support staff for IPL 2020:
|Stephen Fleming||Head Coach|
|Batting Coach||Michael Hussey|
|Bowling Coach||Lakshmipathy Balaji|
|Eric Simons||Bowling Consultant|
|Rajiv Kumar||Fielding Coach|
|Narasimhan V||Throwdown Specialist|
|Greg King||Physical Trainer|
|Lakshmi Narayanan||High Performance Analyst|
|Madhu Thottappilil||Team Doctor|
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