CSK season preview: rusty batting order and the league's best spin squad


Q: Can Chennai Super Kings Dad Army win IPL 13?

CSK season preview: rusty batting order and the league's best spin squad


A: If Dhoni's seniors maintain that momentum and the spinners come to the party, they can become CSK kings again.

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Winners: 2010, 2011, 2018

What can work for them?

CSK has an excellent spin team in the league. With the exception of off-spinners - if you miss the part-time risk of Kedar Jadhav, they have all kinds of spinners. There are three leagues and three left-arm spinners, each bringing a different dimension to the game. If pitches in the UAE slow down, there could be no more deadly proposal than the Chennai Super Kings. Imagine that Ravinder Jadeja, Imran Tahir and Piyush Chawla can all take off the batsmen.

The three-time winners' peace cartel is just as diverse. Sam Curran has a left-handed seam, Longie Angie's pace, Deepak Chahar's swing, Dwayne Bravo's cunning and Josh Hazelwood's discipline. Together, they check most of the skills in the T20 bowling manual. And they offer a lot of experience between Bravo, Chawla and Tahir, they have 1137 T20 sticks.



Maybe, they have a foot in the way of throwing tea, but then they never trusted anyone. Over the years, they have achieved success with more skill than strength, cunning and hunger.

Where they can fall

A routine look at the roster reveals sects and cracks. Undoubtedly, this is a weak point, as many of his central players have long since retired from international cricket. Five of these automatic chains are over 35, and have not performed particularly well in recent competitive fixtures. More than a year has passed since Dhoni got a place in any kind of cricket match, Murali Vijay endured a disappointing home season, Kedar Jadhav spent a lot in New Zealand limited overs games, and Ambati Rayudu. The best years are sepia dyed.

With the departure of Suresh Raina, things get better. With the exception of Shane Watson, none of the top five free wheelers could have ended the game with a hammer.

Will they think about it ...

Playing Dhoni at No. 3 or pushing Jadeja out of order:

After Rihanna's departure, Dhoni will take over the post. Much will depend on the situation, but without international work, will he become more entrepreneurial? To believe the short footage from the nets, he has been in the mode of staying in the nets.

Read | How can the absence of Suresh Raina affect CSK?

However, there are alternatives. In recent times, Jadeja, whose batting has been renewed’ could be sacked as a top-order cameo like Sunil Narine. If not No. 3, his recent batting prowess forces him to upgrade his batting position. Sam Korn could have been assigned’ a similar role. It also provides an opportunity for up and coming to batsman Raturaj Gaikwad, if he can recover from the infection in time. As he has repeatedly shown in domestic fixtures, he can open heavy artillery whenever he wants, boasting a strike rate of 135 in domestic cricket and an entire canvas of attacking strokes. Of course, there is also the experienced raider.

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Sam Corinne's last season, with Kings XI Punjab, barely matched. He leaked 9.78 runs in each game, and took 10 wickets in nine games at a cost of 32. However, the 22-year-old's limited overs skill set is unnecessary. In the last few months, she has added a rigid and slow bouncer, she has become more adept at connecting the crease and exploiting different angles. Often used as a batsman in smaller forms, he used to wreak havoc with willow. There are already rumors that he may be the No. 3 wonder.

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Left-arm spinner Sai Kishore in the classic more than the contemporary mold, he is amazingly skilled and clever. He is one of the rare breeders of spinners who can bowl in wickets, block runs, pile points at death and power dramas. The figures he compiled at last year's Syed Mushtaq Trophy reveal as much as he is educated. He was the most economical bowler (4.68) as well as the most successful bowler (20 for 10.40 in 12 games). And 15 of those 20 came in power dramas. With the depth and quality of the spinners in disposing of CSK, it can be difficult to put it in the eleventh immediately, but at some point in CSK's campaign, they can take their break.

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Staying indoors for 80 days will test all teams. But something can be said’ about age, experience and leadership.

Average age: 30

Total experience: 3286 T20 games


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