CSK retain their core gamers, proceed with tournament-winning squad

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15 Nov 2018, 18:11 IST

With IPL 2019 making all the thrill recently, the defending champions Chennai Tremendous Kings have made the headlines by retaining a majority of their star gamers.

Having received the title 3 times – in 2010, 2011 and 2018 – MS Dhoni and his boys can be trying to proceed their dominant run within the upcoming season, which can mark the 12th version of the Indian Premier League.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni

After serving a two-year ban, the Dhoni-led crew struck onerous and received the 2018 match by beating Sunrisers Hyderabad within the last. And whereas many of the different groups have made main modifications within the lead-up to the December public sale, the reigning champions have launched simply three gamers thus far – Kanishk Seth, Mark Wooden and Kshitiz Sharma.

Effectively-known recognized for his or her consistency and their big fan following, it was vital for Chennai Tremendous Kings to enter the upcoming IPL season with their match-winning squad intact. With the likes of skilled gamers like Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, this crew is able to hunt.

Setting an ideal crew mixture and delivering steadily is one factor CSK is excellent at.

Why CSK are more likely to have an higher hand in 2019

Each Kedhar Jadhav and David Willey (who acquired a spot within the crew as a substitute for Kedhar Jadhav resulting from harm) are anticipated to play key roles this season. Although just a few of the abroad gamers like Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir and Lungi Ngidi are more likely to go away early to arrange for the 2019 World Cup, CSK followers wouldn’t be too frightened as they’ll all the time depend on their native boys.

Furthermore, the presence of Shane Watson and Dwyane Bravo is greater than sufficient to do the injury with each bat and ball. Although Sam Billings had a forgettable season final yr (he scored simply 108 runs from 10 matches), the gifted batsman is anticipated to hit onerous this time.

Three out of the 5 centuries in IPL 2018 got here from CSK gamers (Shane Watson – 106, 117* and Ambati Rayudu – 100*). With this sort of a batting line up, they’re more likely to have an higher hand over the opposite groups.

Will the Chennai Super Kings roar again?
Will the Chennai Tremendous Kings roar once more?

Having Captain Cool Dhoni of their aspect is one more reason why CSK are one of many high groups within the IPL. In actual fact, Dhoni is the one captain within the historical past of the match who nonetheless captains the identical crew which he led in 2008.

Having received the Truthful Play award six instances, CSK by no means fail to impress their followers. They’ve let go of solely three gamers and have made some room so as to add a few good gamers forward of the IPL auctions.

Coached by Stephen Fleming and led by MS Dhoni, CSK are certain to impress the critics and followers alike within the upcoming season. 

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A passionate author from India who grew up watching Sachin’s cowl drives and Brett Lee’s outswingers, Cricket has all the time been near my coronary heart. Additionally an enormous fan of Mesut Ozil and Christiano. So what brings me right here? – I heard somebody say “You’ll be able to truly write for Sportskeeda”.

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