The IPL 2020 is due to start in a few days. But more than the tournament, fans are excited about the men in yellow, CSK and more importantly their skipper MS Dhoni. The massive crowd support during CSK’s practice sessions reflects the excitement among fans. And there are strong chances that CSK will once again lift the trophy in the finals. Still wondering why? Then think about the following reasons:
3. Strong bowling unit:
‘Batsmen win you games, bowlers win you tournaments’. This old statement is very true in the context of IPL. And in the 13th edition of IPL, CSK comes to the party with a sensational bowling arsenal.
The pitch at Chennai supports spinners and as CSK will play most of their games here the spinners have a big role to play. CSK has plenty of variety here in the form of Harbhajan Singh. Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir and Sai Kishore.
On the other hand, the pace department is heavily loaded as well. Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, and Josh Hazlewood can utilize all the swing available from the surface and wreak havoc with the new ball while and Dwayne Bravo is a seasoned death-overs bowlers.
2. The experience quotient:
Mocked as ‘Daddy’s army’ a couple of seasons back, CSK proved the value of experience by winning the title in 2018. The team has several players with tons of experience and it is seen that in big games, experience plays a vital role.
The likes of Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Bravo, and Faf du Plessis are match-winners and can make a huge difference during a knock-out game.
1. The ‘Thala’ factor:
MSD hasn’t played competitive cricket since the World Cup 2020. So expect him to come out all guns blazing in the IPL. He played some sensational knocks in 2019 and the same can be expected from him in 2020.
And he has already begun the preparations by tonking big hits during the practice sessions.