Challenges will be faced by CSK in IPL 2020, how will Mahendra Singh Dhoni overcome. The upcoming season for Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which won the IPL three times, will also be full of challenges. CSK’s team has been in the limelight all season. Sometimes he was suspended for two years, sometimes he was called the army of old men.
Now 13 members of the team were found to be Covid-19 positive before this season started and Suresh Raina returned from UAE to India for personal reasons. It remains to be seen how CSK’s team manages to get in the midst of these challenges.
Dhoni will be watching
In the 13th season, all eyes will be on Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who had said goodbye to international cricket only last month. Dhoni will land on the cricket field after more than a year. Fans are eagerly waiting to see his helicopter shot. West Indies all-rounder and CSK star player Dwayne Bravo recently said that Dhoni will handle the changes in this team the same way he handled the Indian team.
Strength of csk
Dhoni will be the strongest link of CSK as he is a part of the team since long time. Not only this, Dhoni knows the responsibility of every player and he knows how to perform from that player. He is credited with getting the best out of his players. Leg-spinners are considered very successful in T20 cricket and when there are five leg-spinners in a team, it can be guessed that they will work well on slow wickets in the UAE.
CSK has right-arm leg-spinners in the form of Imran Tahir, Piyush Chawla and Karn Sharma. At the same time, he has left-arm leg-spinners in the form of Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja. Apart from this, he has big names in the batsmen like Faf Duplessis, Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, who have a lot of experience.
CSK has always relied on a solid start. After this, Suresh Raina continued to perform well at number three, but not having Raina in the team is a big weakness. Similarly, veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh will also not play this season, which will affect the balance of the team slightly. He is not only a wicket-taking bowler, but can also hit some good shots with the bat. Apart from Harbhajan, there is no off-spinner in the team. Another reason for the trouble is that there is no left-handed big batsman in the team except Raina.
The youth will be on watch
For any youngster to be selected in CSK’s team is no less than a dream. Once Dhoni sees his ability in a youth, he does not shy away from giving him a chance. In such a situation, there will be a big opportunity for Ranchi fast bowler Monu Kumar. Apart from this, due to the absence of Raina, Pune’s young batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad would also like to prove himself on the IPL stage.
Team: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain / Wicketkeeper), Dwayne Bravo, Faf Duplessis, Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Piyush Chawla, Kedar Jadhav, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Nagidi, Mitchell Sentner, Sam Curran, Murali Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Jagadeesan N (wicketkeeper), KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore.