What is Wrong with CSK ? in IPL 2020

Here is our  Review and Analysis of Chennai Sings lost against Delhi Capitals in IPL2020.Cricket is the game where win & loss is equally acceptable for every Sportsman. But it can’t be the same  for the Fans of the particular Team. In this article we would like to list out some points for Chennai Super Kings ,what are the major things missing in the team Chennai Super Kings and what went wrong with the team this year IPL 2020.

#5 Middle -Order Failure

 Chennai super Kings middle order did not perform up to their level. Kedar Jadhav , Ruthraj Gaikwad did not utilise their opportunities . Though they started their innings slowly they must accelerate the innings at some point , but they are losing the wicket once the required run rate is under pressure. MS Dhoni , should step up in No4 position between 8 -10 overs if a wicket is gone he should be in the middle to guide the chase till end . If MS is in the crease, mentally there will be pressure for the opponent to get his wicket. So MSD in the No4 position would help  CSK to score better in upcoming games.He must get into his zone and should play games like 2018 IPL edition (455 Runs in  16 matches).

#4 Poor Spin attack

Cheapauk is the home ground for Csk , which is the pitch that is dominated by spinners so MSD & co used to strengthen their spin attack for the past years. There are players like Ravi Ashwin , Muralidharan , and Jakati who were successful in CSK XI. But now the spinners are leaking runs in the middle on both matches especially jadeja bowling performance was not up to his skill level. Also 2019 purple cap holder Imran Tahir with the record of most wickets by a spinner in the entire IPL edition (IPL 2019 season with 26 wickets at an average of 16.57 and economy rate of 6.69.) is in bench now which is not considered as a good decision for CSK, his experience in the middle will help csk to take wickets. They must  bounce back to their old team selection pattern and get Tahir into  playing XI which will surely strengthen the bowling department . Sam Curran form will be  one of the healthy debates for CSK to choose between Tahir & Curran.

#3 No Intent in Chasing 

 Chennai Super Kings team is meant for chasing , some fans used to mention this Team as Chasing Super Kings as they have one of the solid lower middle order like MSDhoni, Dwayne Bravo .But in the previous two matches  they did not show any fighting spirit for chasing the total, their never give up attitude till last over is completely out of form . Csk Fans used to taste their victory in the 20th over . But now they are switching off  the TV within 15 overs as the required rate went above par also trying to rotate the strike after 15th over is not  a style for Csk.If Bravo is fit for next match , Csk might play him in place of Shane Watson that give them 6th bowling option and strong lower middle order.We may expect to see Bravo in action  like 2018 comeback match in Wankhede  Stadium.Lets Hope for the Best.

#2 Missing Chinna Thala

 Chennai Super Kings is the Franchise that would like to build  the core team with Captain (MSD) Thala & Vice Captain (Raina) Chinna Thala for the past years. From Fans point of View, they would like to see Suresh Raina back in the Csk Squad. As we already said in our preview, missing the most capped player in the  Team would be a great loss  and cannot be easily replaced with another  player.Though FaF duplesis  is performing well in the middle, a left right combination will  always be a pressure for the opponent to Bowl and fielding as Raina averages more than 400 +Runs in every IPL edition also the scored around 5368 Runs in total the second leading run scorer for IPL. As per the sources, CSK management did not announce any replacement for Suresh Raina, there are talks going on with the CSK Management and suresh Raina, also Csk Owner N.Srinivasan  said ( I don’t own players, can’t decide on Suresh Raina’s comeback, says CSK owner) gave the complete control to Csk Team management and if rules allow him back to the squad is completely depends on BCCI bio -bubble rules & Csk Team Management .If he returns, he will have to serve six days quarantine and then return three negative tests for COVID-19 before being allowed into the bio-secure bubble. So it is clear that, he will only be available after 7-8 days once he reaches the UAE, will hope for the best about Chinna Thala’s comeback & we will witness the combo of Thala & Chinna Thala in UAE IpL 2020.

#1 Opening Pair Failure :

Opening Combination for CSK is one of the  main reason for their success in IPL history.Chennai Super kings had a great combination of  Top  class opening Pair like with such legendary names like Mathew Hayden , Mike Hussey, Dwayne Smith & Brendon Mccullum  were the deadly opening pairs who used to strike the bowler of opponent team within the powerplay overs. Though Watson Rayau was successful in 2018,Murali Vijay succeeded in  the year 2010, 2011 we cannot see those innings right now . This is one of the main things that Current Chennai Super kings Team is missing. As per the sources , Ambati Rayudu will be available for the next game on Friday, confirmation from CSK captain in yesterday post match presentation , it would be great if they go with the combination of  Faf Du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu. These two are the only batsmen in CSK right now with great touch on field so it  will help Csk to win upcoming matches.People might question about Watson place, he is the big match player but to strengthen CSK bowling they must need one foreign bowler, with the option of Faf & Watson Faf Duplessis Current form in UAE made to choose him for opening spot over Shane Watson .If possible they might play with their successful opening pair Rayudu & Watson like IPL 2018.

Above all CSK is the Team which is meant for their comeback , surely they will bounce back and will start their victory once again as they have a Seven days break before their 4th game against CSK. Let’s wait and watch for their comeback and their proud fans will utter the word “Thirumbi Vandhutom nu sollu” to make this year of IPL Special.

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