IPL 2020: Reasons why Chennai Super Kings can grab the trophy
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been the most experienced side with the huge bag of experience. The following are the reasons which might prove them stronger in this IPL season too.
CSK (Chennai Super Kings) needs no introduction! Cruising its way to all the playoffs in all the ten seasons, with contending eight times in the finals, is a success story in itself. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni (Thala- truly a leader), the team has proved its steel in almost every aspect. Besides the zest, zeal, and the integrity that it possesses, just a little modification to “Consistent Super Kings” would do the needful.
Let’s just see the stark majors, which look promising in CSK’s stride, even in IPL 2020:
Early Practice Sessions
The franchise was one of the very first to hit their drill sessions. Flexing their bodies at the very start could give them thrust in the competition when compared to the other teams.
Homelike turf advantage
The UAE venues can prove to be a blessing in disguise for CSK. Not only is the turf similar to their home ground, MA Chidambaram Stadium (The Chepauk), but they also have a pool of experienced spinners, along with part-time spin bowlers in their side.
Critiqued in the previous seasons as the team of ‘oldsters’, the teams’ performance totally glued the lips of the critics. Little did they realize that they are ‘old gems’ instead, whose experience had no substitute.
With a lineage of contending in finals and experience of acclimatizing to tense scenarios more quickly, the team has this confidence and a cool mind to meander through.
Lauded with ample praise because of this extraordinary skill, Dhoni, along with the team, has been able to swim through all the turbulent match moments.
Perfect team balance
Despite Suresh Raina backing out due to personal reasons, the team still has power pack hitters, such as Shane Watson, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, and MS Dhoni, backed with good all-rounders, who can throw their bat.
With Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Sam Curran, and Ravindra Jadeja as their all-rounders, the team can surely rely on their batting order, if the situation demands.
The swift bowling attack has a judicious blend of spinners and pacers. With Harbhajan Singh out, the team can still rest easily on Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, who can wrist their spin well. The pace battery comprises Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar, who can swing the ball well.
The above factors show CSK attracting the IPL trophy towards them, adding another one to their dazzling collection.