What can we anticipate from the Chennai Super Kings in the Tata IPL 2022

MS Dhoni, who has captained Chennai Super Kings from the tournament’s inception in 2008 – with the exception of two years when the franchise was suspended – declared his decision to step aside from the position of captain in the forthcoming IPL 2022. Dhoni will continue to represent Chennai Super Kings this season and beyond, according to a statement from the organisation.

Dhoni wants the leadership “transition to be easy,” according to Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan, who believes Jadeja is ready to take over the squad that won its fourth IPL title last year. Dhoni made the announcement at a team meeting on Thursday before the squad headed for training, according to Viswanathan.

On March 26th, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will begin their title defence against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), with the goal of capturing their fifth IPL championship. Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, and Ravindra Jadeja were the four players the team kept for the IPL auction. Deepak Chahar, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, and Dwayne Bravo were among the five former players the squad was able to re-sign, however Faf du Plessis and Shardul Thakur were not among them.

Let’s take a look at CSK’s strengths, flaws, and potential match-winners as the IPL 2022 season approaches, as well as what can be expected from the side.

With Faf du Plessis out of the picture, the team will turn to Devon Conway of New Zealand to step in. Shivam Dube, an all-rounder who the club may attempt to slot into the finisher’s role while also looking for his contributions with the ball, is another player who will be looked upon with high expectations.

  • Strengths

CSK will rely on their tried-and-true ‘Daddies Army’ recipe once more. The team has reassembled its nucleus from previous season and will rely heavily on them this season.

CSK’s top order, which includes Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, and Ambati Rayudu, appears to be their greatest strength. Following that, the team will have Shivam Dube/Robin Uttapah, Ravindra Jadeja, and MS Dhoni.

Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, and Sri Lankan off-spinner Maheesh Theekshana all contribute to the Super Kings’ spin department.

While Jadeja and Ali will be in the starting XI on a regular basis, Santer and Theekshana will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Santner and Theekshana, on the other hand, have a track record of winning games, and captain Dhoni will attempt to capitalise on it.

  • Weaknesses

CSK appeared a little weaker in the bowling department this year than they did previous year after losing a prized player like Shardul Thakur. Dhoni and the team management are more concerned about Deepak Chahar’s injury. Chahar’s hamstring injury has not healed completely, and he is anticipated to miss more than half of the season.

CSK haven’t found a like-for-like replacement for Chahar, who cost them INR 14 crore at the auction. They also lack a good international bowler, since Chris Jordan and Adam Milne haven’t had great success in the IPL thus far. Unless Dhoni can find an unsung hero from the squad, Chahar’s injury will damage CSK’s season.What can we anticipate from the Chennai Super Kings in the Tata IPL 2022?

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