The Kings are back!! And stronger this time.
Chennai super kings, commonly known as CSK are three-time winners of the Indian Premier League. This team not only has the record for the most number of wins but is also captained by the one and only Mahendra Singh Dhoni, one of the best captains India has seen. This team is owned by M. Srinivasan.
In 2013, this team was held for the alleged involvement in the 2013 betting case along with Rajasthan Royals and was suspended from 2015 to 2017. They made a comeback in 2018 and won its third title.
As of 2019, they lead the table after winning 2 matches, one against Royal Challengers Bengaluru and the second one against Delhi Capitals, both with a good margin. The lineup for this year consists of great players including Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson, Imran Tahir, and some new add-ons like Mohit Sharma, Rituraj Gaikwad, Dhruv Shorey, and Karn Sharma.
As of the two matches played till now, Suresh Raina, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Rayudu and Dhoni have been successful in scoring runs, all having scores of above 30 in both matches.
And Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, and Harbhajan Singh have all taken at least 3 wickets each. With Stephen Fleming as the coach, the team definitely seems to be going in a positive direction.
Most of the players are in their 30s and yet they have made it to the finals on 7 occasions, this shows what this team is capable of.
The X factor this season is not only the continuous winning streak or the new additions to the team but also some old players who have trained themselves quite well for this season. One such player is Suresh Raina, who always proves his worth to the loyal fans, spectators and rest of the teams, with his out of the world batting skills. Another such player who doesn’t get enough credit is Harbhajan Singh. He is one of the finest bowlers of the Indian cricket team and has shown quite an excellent performance in the CSK team in 2019. A lot can definitely be expected from these two players this year.
Reasons, why this team has high chances of lifting the cup again this year, is because their bowling looks strong and composed along with experienced players that are filled in the team. It also has one of the best captains to have played the sport and the best pair of opening batsmen this year.
Let’s see what this year has in store for the Kings! Come on guys, whistle podu!!!!
-Written by Shruti