Team analysis of three-time champions Chennai Super Kings for the upcoming IPL 2021

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The event that all the cricket fans are eagerly waiting for is the second leg of IPL 2021 which is about to begin from 19th September.

With only two days left, all the teams are preparing to showcase a strong tendency for the title. All the teams have a huge fanbase, Chennai Super Kings is one of them. Under the captaincy of Thala MS Dhoni, the team has been successful to win the trophy three times till now.

In the first half of IPL 2021, CSK has played 7 matches and have won 5 and lost the rest two. On the second position of the points table, CSK is on its way to make its position in the playoffs and win the title.

The squad of Chennai Super Kings

BatsmenWicket-KeepersAll-roundersSpin BowlersPace Bowlers
Suresh RainaMS DhoniRavindra JadejaKarn SharmaLungi Ngidi
Ambati RayuduNarayan JagadeesanMoeen AliR Sai KishoreKM Asif
Faf du PlessisRobin UthappaBhagath VarmaImran TahirJosh Hazlewood
Chezhian Harinishanth Dwayne Bravo Harishankar Reddy
Cheteshwar Pujara Sam Curran Shardul Thakur
Ruturaj Gaikwad Mitchell Santner Deepak Chahar
  Krishnappa Gowtham  

Strengths of the team:

Batting:

The team consists of many experienced players which is an advantage for the team. CSK has an impressive batting lineup. Faf du Plessis is the most run-scorer for the team and has some good batting statistics from the first half. He has scored 320 runs from seven matches with the highest score of 95 not out.

He has an average of 64 and a strike rate of 145.5. Supporting Faf du Plessis, the team has strong batsmen in the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu.

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Bowling:

CSK has some talented bowlers who have shown their capability in the first half of the league. The highest wicket-taker for the team is England’s young bowler Sam Curran. He has taken 9 wickets from seven matches with his best being 3/34 against Mumbai Indians.

He is followed by Deepak Chahar with 8 wickets in his kitty from 7 matches. The team also has Shardul Thakur who has proved himself in recent India vs England test series. These amazing bowlers can prove destructive to all the opponents in the tournament.

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Apart from bowlers and batsmen, the team has a good set of all-rounders as well. Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali have performed excellently as all-rounders contributing in the batting as well as bowling department.

Jadeja is also the most valuable player of the team and ranks second in the most valuable players from the first leg of the tournament which proves he is an asset for the team.

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Weakness:

Even though the team has experienced players, some of them have underperformed in the first half and if they continue that form the team will surely see its effect.

The team has players like Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, MS Dhoni who can play excellent cricket but have failed to perform on the ground. Suresh Raina has been able to score only 123 runs from the 7 matches with 54 being his highest score. The team also has Cheteshwar Pujara as a batsman.

He has been out of the form which was also seen in recent India vs England test series. If these players continue their poor form, the team can face some bad consequences.

CSK is one of the strongest contenders to win the IPL title. The first match of the second leg is scheduled between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, hence fans are more excited to watch as this is considered one of the best rivalry of the tournament. With a team consisting of power-packed players, the men in yellow can surely lift the IPL trophy this year. What do you think?

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