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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Strengths and Weaknesses for IPL 2024

By Ravi - March 18, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 18, 2024 02:42 PM
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Strengths and Weaknesses for IPL 2024

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Strengths and Weaknesses

The 17th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is going to start from March 22. Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in the opening match. The biggest strength of CSK is their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

Dhoni scored runs at a strike rate of 182.46 last season, and currently no one is ahead of him in making strategies. Top Indian players like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Ravindra Jadeja are also the strength of CSK. The injuries of Devon Conway and Mathish Pathirana are increasing the problems of the team. Chennai's fast bowling is also not sharp.

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Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rachin Ravindra, Ajinkya Rahane, Sameer Rizvi, Moeen Ali/Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Mahish Teekshana, Mathish Pathirana.

Impact Player: Shivam Dube

Chennai bought 6 players in the last auction. These included 3 foreigners and 2 uncapped players. New players included Sameer Rizvi, Daryl Mitchell, Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra, Avnish Rao Araveli and Mustafizur Rahman.

There are 9 all-rounders in the squad. These include names like Daryl Mitchell, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali and Ravindra Jadeja. The team has fast bowlers like Mathish Pathirana, Shardul Thakur and Mustafizur Rahman, who are making the bowling strong.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Strength

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Batting strong: CSK has a strong batting line up. Opener Rituraj Gaikwad has scored 1593 runs with the help of one century and 11 half-centuries in the last three seasons. Last season his strike rate was 147.50. His partner can be Rachin Ravindra. He has shown his batting prowess in the World Cup last year. Ajinkya Rahane is at number three. Who scored 326 runs last season at a strike rate of 172.49. There are names like Moeen, Jadeja, Daryl and Dhoni in the middle order. Even in the lower order, there are batsmen like Shardul, Chahar, while Shivam Dubey can bat as an impact player.

9 Options in all-Rounders: After the new purchase, Chennai has many options in all-rounders. The franchise has bought all-rounders like Daryl Mitchell, Shardul Thakur, Rachin Ravindra in the last auction. Now there are 9 all-rounders in the team.

Mustafizur-Teekshana are strengthening the bowling: The team's death over bowling has been strengthened with the arrival of Mustafizur Rahman and Shardul. Pathirana is injured, but he will join the team soon. Apart from these, Jadeja, Moeen, Santner along with mystery spinner Mahish Tikshana are also giving strength to the team.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Weakness

Less options in the top order: Chennai has 5 specialist batsmen, out of which Conway will not be able to play half of the IPL due to injury. The team will have to try a new opening combination with Gaikwad, which can increase the problems.

No express pacer: The team bought 2 new medium pacers in the form of Mustafizur and Shardul but there are no proper fast bowlers in the team. Rest of the teams will field with pacers like Mitchell Starc, Jasprit Bumrah, Kagiso Rabada and Pat Cummins. This side of CSK will remain weak this season too.

Challenge of foreign players in playing-11: Only 4 foreign players can be included in playing-11. In the current condition, the playing of 3 foreign players in Teekshana, Rachin and Mustafizur/Pathirana is confirmed. But only one player between Moeen Ali and Daryl Mitchell will be able to play. Also, a player like Santner will have to sit on the bench in most of the matches.

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