CSK is one of the strongest teams of the IPL. Under the captaincy of Captain cool Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the 3 times IPL winner is yet again one of the favorites to win the IPL 2021 trophy.
Last year, CSK was not able to qualify for the playoffs due to its poor performance. However, they are once again one of the strongest contenders to win the 14th season of the IPL.
Here are the 5 prominent reasons that indicate that CSK can win the IPL for the 4th time.
There are several all-round players in the team for this year’s IPL. One of the best all-rounder Dwayne Bravo is playing for this team for a long time.
He strengthens the team with both batting as well as his bowling.
Other than that, CSK has also included England’s experienced all-rounder Moeen Ali. Another all-rounder from England, Sam Curran, is also included in this team who can prove very beneficial for the team.
Finishers play an important role in the T20 format of Cricket. If the team bats first, they have the responsibility to score more runs for the team. If the team bats second, they have the responsibility to get to the target quickly.
CSK has no dearth of finishers. World’s best finisher Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the captain of the team who can chase any target.
Also, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo are also very powerful finishers who have the ability to chase or score big targets.
Qualified for Playoffs 10 times
There have been a total of 13 seasons of IPL and in which CSK has played in the 11 seasons and qualified for the playoffs 10 times.
They only failed to qualify for the playoffs in the last season of the IPL. Other than that, they succeeded to qualify for the playoffs in every season they played.
This stat is an indicator of how strong CSK is and the possibility of their winning the title.
Very Experienced Skipper
Chennai plays under the captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni who was also the skipper of the Indian team for a very long time.
Under his captaincy, India won the 2007 T20 world cup, the 2011 ODI world cup, and the 2013 champions trophy.
In the IPL, Chennai won the trophy 3 times under his leadership. That’s why the captaincy of MS Dhoni is also a key point why CSK might win the IPL 2021.
Return of Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina
2 very important players of CSK, Dwayne Bravo and Suresh Raina were not present in the previous season of the IPL.
This was one of the prominent reasons CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2020.
Suresh Raina didn’t play the whole tournament while Dwayne Bravo played only 6 matches for the CSK and was excluded from the team due to injury.
This time, fans will see both these players in action. Both these players will provide much-needed strength to the teams that is required for the CSK to become champions again.