IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings Key players The 2019 IPL will be starting from March 23 and defending champions Chennai Super Kings will be eager to retain their title.
CSK are one of the top teams in this tournament thanks to their mighty strong squad. The franchise features several match-winners and we look at the key players of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019.
IPL 2019: Chennai Super Kings Key players
#5. Shane Watson-
The Aussie all-rounder played some good knocks in the PSL and is in fine form. He can play a crucial role for CSK as he can contribute with the bat as well as ball.
A lot depends on where Chennai play Watson in the batting order. If they push him at the top of the order then he will have more chances to make an impact. Also his bowling is always a bonus.
#4. Ambati Rayudu-
2018 was a breakthrough season for Rayadu in IPL as he opened the innings for CSK and made huge runs. This year too he will be shouldering the responsibility of offering CSK a solid start.
Rayudu’s spot in the Indian team is yet not consolidated and he knows that a few good knocks in this IPL will push him ahead of the contenders for the number four spot in India’s team.
#3. Dwayne Bravo-
Bravo’s amazing death over bowling has remained a hallmark of CSK’s consistent success in IPL in the recent past. The Windies pace bowler has an array on slower ones and importantly has the experience of bowling in crunch situations.
Hence he can be the X factor for CSK in 2019 IPL. At the same time, he can hit a big shots in the middle order and can make some significant contributions with the bat.
#2. Suresh Raina-
Suresh Raina has been synonyms with CSK’s success in IPL. The southpaw is the franchise’s most successful batsman and has remained a force to reckon with at number three.
His form will be crucial for CSK’s fate in retaining the IPL title as he can change the game in a matter of few overs.
#1. MS Dhoni-
CSK’s biggest superstar, MS Dhoni in undoubtedly their most important player. Along with his batting, his sharp wicket-keeping and strategies allow Dhoni to contribute heavily to Chennai’s success.
He has looked in good form in international cricket in 2019 and he is been practicing hitting sixes in the CSK’s training sessions.
So expect the Thala to storm the IPL once again with his charisma.