Chennai Super Kings ready for the big combat

Chennai Super Kings has taken  IPL T20 in its stride in several season glazing new trails as all time favourite MS Dhoni has steered victory for CSK in 2010,2011 and 2018 .The team has the audacity to chase every ball with a momentum. The rage for fielding without missing even a single catch is well evident but remotely missing due to legit complacency factor in the fielding department.

For the easy of WinDaddy subscribers we have carefully dissected the strengths of the squad for getting the ring side view of CSK in action.

Captain: MS Dhoni

Coach: Stephen Fleming

MS Dhoni: The legendary figure of Indian cricket faces one of the toughest tests of his career, to turn around a side who suffered their worst tournament finish in 2020 and failed to reach the play-offs for the first time

Moeen Ali: It would be somewhat exhausting to recap everything which the England allrounder has been through since the last IPL, but he has spent much of it not playing a great deal of cricket and been used as the poster boy for rotation and recovery.

Having splurged £700,000 on Ali during the auction, CSK are likely to give him a central role having been rather smothered at Royal Challengers Bangalore. His international trials detract from one of the most flowing batting techniques in world cricket, which is underpinned by a handy strike-rate with the ball. The sort of player a new era can be built around.

Faf du Plessis: Among the top 10 run scorers from the last two editions of the IPL (845 runs at 38.40), the South African veteran might be slipping out of the international game but he remains an imposing figure on the franchise circuit.

Last season was his most fruitful yet, finishing with more runs, boundaries and fifties than any of his despairing teammates. That a 36-year-old in the autumn of his career can be the outstanding positive of an entire campaign.

Ruturaj Gaikwad

Alongside the performances of Sam Curran, the manner in which Gaikwad signed off from an otherwise disastrous IPL was seriously impressive. Three fifties and as many player of the match awards – a run which no CSK player has previously put together – delivered a trio wins and perhaps more importantly a degree of optimism ahead of the new campaign.

The 24-year-old is very much the future at the top of the order, and looks adept against both pace and spin.

Harishankar Reddy

Perhaps not the unknown star he looked when he was picked up by Fleming at the auction, but this right-arm quick is the kind of talent even fans watching behind closed doors can get behind.

Reddy is upright, lightning quick, bowls stump to stump and with a simple action which generates plenty of pace, trapping batsmen for room. This will of course be a whole new experience for a player who is barely two dozen games into his professional career.

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