Chennai Super Kings had had a dismal IPL 2020 where they could not qualify for the playoffs. That was the first time in 13 seasons when the team did not reach the semi-finals. Given the performances, the team let go of six of its players in this year’s auctions. The decision was indeed good as the tables have turned this year. CSK has not only qualified for the playoffs in IPL 2021, but they are on top of the charts. The new team is full of great players who are delivering some unparallel performances. According to Betway, CSK has a great chance of winning IPL 2021.
The return of Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina had missed the last season of IPL i.e. in 2020, but this season he is back. This can be a great positive influence on the team. His batting performance will surely make a huge impact on the performance of the team. He is indeed a prolific asset for the team who comes with unmatchable energy. Apart from being a fantastic batsman, he is also one of the best fielders in the tournament.
MS Dhoni’s legendary presence
The presence of MS Dhoni can prove to be quite advantageous for the Chennai Super Kings team. He is one of the best skippers of the present times, and his track record of winning three titles for his franchise also depicts the same. He is a great mentor who can keep his cool, especially when his team is under great pressure.
Off-spinning all-rounders added to the team
CSK let spinner Harbhajan Singh go this year and replaced him with K Gowtham, who was a part of Punjab Kings in IPL 2020. He was bought for a whopping amount of 9.25 crore INR and can be great a value-add who can lead the team to win the IPL this season. The team also took Moeen Ali, who also has a good track record when it comes to both bowling spins and hitting sixers! He can surely take the place of Watson as the opener this year, who has announced his retirement from his IPL career.
Imran Tahir in the team
Even though Imran Tahir was benched most of the time in IPL 2020 due to the presence of Du Plessis and Watson at the top line. CSK had suffered quite a lot due to the absence of Suresh Raina then. But it is expected that Imran Tahir will show some great performances in the IPL this year. He is a match-winner, as he has taken around 80 wickets from 58 matches in his IPL career with an economy of 7.83.
The super talented Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo is one of the best bowlers in T20 cricket. He was out of most of the games last season due to his back injury. But this year, he is back and can prove to be a major support for the team. Like in previous tournaments, many experts predict that he will give a great performance this year too.