Chennai Super Kings have a trio of dreaded players
4-time champion CSK is moving on the path of Mumbai Indians
New Delhi. Chennai Super Kings were suspended from IPL for 2 years due to match-fixing. The team returned to the league in 2018. Then CSK was called Dad’s Army or the army of old men. Because then the average age of Chennai Super Kings was 34 years. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni himself had also expressed his opinion regarding this.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni had then said that the age of the players is definitely a cause of concern. Because you have to work hard to keep the players fit. However, along with aging players, Chennai Super Kings won the title in 2018 and then in 2021, the team became champions for the fourth time. That year too, 12 players in the team’s squad were above 30 years of age. But, from the next season onwards, changes were visible in the team and now with Ben Stokes joining the team, Chennai Super Kings have become an army of all-rounders.
CSK on the way of Mumbai Indians
Chennai Super Kings are looking completely changed in the 16th season of IPL. CSK is now seen following the path of Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians. The way Mumbai Indians had an army of all-rounders at one time. The team had Kieran Pollard and Pandya Brothers. Exactly the same is now visible in Chennai Super Kings. The picture has changed after Ben Stokes joined the team. CSK already had all-rounders like Ravindra Jadeja and Moin Ali and now the strength of the team has increased with the addition of Stokes.
CSK has a trio of dashing all-rounders
How important is Ravindra Jadeja to Chennai Super Kings? No need to tell this. At the same time, Moin Ali has also proved to be a match winner for CSK. Both veterans took 19 wickets along with adding 584 runs in CSK’s last title win. Ali Jahan scores fast runs for the team at number three. At the same time, Jadeja has played the role of match finisher in the lower order very well till now. Now between these two, Stokes will make the team’s batting stronger. Stokes will also give CSK additional options in bowling.
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The list of all-rounders of CSK does not end here. The team also has players like Shivam Dubey, Deepak Chahar and Rajvardhan Hangergekar. Who can turn the tide of the match with the ball as well as the bat. Now it has to be seen whether CSK can win the fifth title of IPL with the army of all-rounders.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : March 31, 2023, 06:28 IST