Can CSK guard their crown in IPL 2019 and become the main side to win consecutive titles twice.
With the twelfth release of the IPL starting on March 23, shielding Champions Chennai Super Kings will look start with a triumph against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. The three-time IPL champions will firearm for a record fourth title in IPL 2019.
With nearly a similar squad that helped them lift the trophy in their rebound battle last season, CSK will seek after comparable outcomes in IPL 2019 too. With MS Dhoni driving the way, it stays to be checked whether they can rehash their fantasy rebound and become the main side to win consecutive titles twice.
Here is a gander at the quality and shortcomings of the CSK squad.
MS Dhoni (C, WK), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi.
Stephen Fleming-Head Coach
Mike Hussey – Batting Coach
Lakshmipathy Balaji – Bowling Coach
Eric Simons – Bowling advisor
Tommy Simsek – Physio
Gregory King – Trainer
As has been the situation with CSK from the start, the batting is verifiably CSK’s greatest quality. In Watson and Rayudu, they have a set up opening mix that can take advantage of the powerplay. When they are trailed by Raina and Dhoni, two of the group’s most predictable players, there is no worry at the best.
In the center request, their adaptability is a major quality for the side as they have an assortment of all-rounders and relying upon the conditions, they can pick and pick the players they need to field in the beginning XI. In Dwayne Bravo and Mohit Sharma, they have two Purple Cap victors, who are reliable wicket-takers and have a huge amount of experience.
Experience is another huge favorable position of CSK. In addition to the fact that they have an accomplished squad with regards to T20s, however a great deal of them have played with one another a ton too. So everybody knows their job in the side, which is a major lift, that relatively few sides can flaunt.
The one major issue for CSK is that the side is overflowing with all-rounders and it stays to be seen where they fit them all in. With Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav, David Willey and Shane Watson in the side, there are a lot of alternatives and it will be an issue of finding the correct job for the correct player.
Could you truly play two remaining arm spinners who can likewise bat in a similar side? Would you be able to pick two all-rounders who play out a similar job?
The other serious issue, similar to the case, last season is the bowling. While the option of Mohit Sharma adds some genuinely necessary experience to the bowling unit, there is as yet an absence of value quick bowlers, who can convey reliably. With Ngidi harmed, the issue is featured.
There are a great deal of spinners yet beside Imran Tahir and Karn Sharma, there aren’t any wrist spinners, who are extremely popular in T20s. So it will intrigue see CSK’s turn technique particularly with a few finger spinners in the squad.
Forecast: With a settled squad, wounds are the main thing hindering from advancing into the playoffs and seeking a record fourth IPL title.
Shane Watson (F), Ambati Rayudu, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C, WK), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo (F), Ravindra Jadeja, David Willey (F), Deepak Chahar, Mohit Sharma, Imran Tahir (F)
23 March: CSK versus RCB
26 March – DC versus CSK
31 March – CSK versus RR
3 April – MI versus CSK
6 April – CSK versus KXIP
9 April – CSK versus KKR
11 April – RR versus CSK
14 April – KKR versus CSK
17 April – SRH versus CSK
21 April – RCB versus CSK
23 April – CSK versus SRH
26 April – CSK versus MI
1 May – CSK versus DC
5 May – KXIP versus CSK