Indian Premier League 2020 is going to start from 19 September with the opening match between CSK vs MI as these two teams were the finalists of the previous season of IPL. Chennai Super Kings which will play under the captaincy of Thala ‘MS Dhoni’ is looking once again hot favorties to reach the finals in this edition. But this team is suffering from a lot of problems and further in this article we will throw light on the strengths and weaknesses about this team which is filled with players above the age of 35 years.
Chennai Super Kings Full Team List for IPL 2020
- Murali Vijay
- Ambati Rayudu
- Faf du Plesis
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
All Rounders :
- Shane Watson
- Kedar Jadhav
- Dwayna Bravo
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Sam Curren
- Piyush Chawla
- Monu Kumar
- Mitchell Santner
Wicket Keepers :
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain)
- N. Jagadessan
- Shradul Thakur
- Deepak Chahar
- Lungi Ngidi
- Imran Tahir
- KM Asif
- Karn Sharma
- Josh Hazlewood
- R Sai Kishore
Biggest Strengths of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020
Now lets talks about the biggest plus points of CSK in IPL 2020, first thing which comes to my mind is the spin department. Chennai Super Kings have the best spin lineup among all the teams as they have world class spinners like Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner which will help them in taking a lot of quick wickets on the much expected turning conditions of UAE pitches.
Apart from that Chennai has some very good all rounders in their squad like Shane Watson, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo and Sam Curren as all these men will make the job of both Coach Fleming and skipper Dhoni a lot easier while picking the final playing 11.
The biggest plus point for Chennai Super Kings in this season of IPL is that they are once again getting led by Captain cool MS Dhoni and whether you like him or not, this guy is still one of the best cricketing minds in the modern day white ball cricket and behind the wickets MSD is a treat to watch for the fans and a nightmare for the batsman on the crease.
Biggest Weaknesses of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020
Speaking of the departments in which CSK lacks a bit well the first thing which comes to my mind is batting. After Suresh Raina dropped from tournament now a lot depends on the likes of Watson and Vijay to set the pace of the innings for the Chennai team in crucial matches. Down the order now Dhoni has even more responsibility on his shoulders as he needs to play like the old Thala whom we are all a fan of.
The second big weakness of CSK is the fast bowling department as it lacks those big names like Bumrah, Archer or Cummins. Sam Curren and Lungi Ngidi are good pacers but they haven’t made that mark yet in this format of the game. Responsibility comes directly on the shoulders of Hazlewood, Watson and Chahar as this trio needs to do the heavy lifting otherwise Chennai will face a tough time in this season.
Winning Chances of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2020
Talking about the overall winning chances of CSK in IPL 2020, we are definitely expecting them to reach the final four and there is a 75% chances as per our prediction that they will make it to the final once again but pace department and opener batters needs to perform big time if they want to lift the IPL 2020 trophy.