Chennai Super Kings has been one of the most successful teams in the IPL. They won the championship four times in 2010, 2011, 2018, and 2021 and finished as runners-up on five occasions. The team is known for its consistent performance, strong leadership, and experienced players, and that all comes because of the presence of one man, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Currently, the team is captained by the former Indian captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, and is coached by former New Zealand cricketer, Stephen Fleming. The home ground of CSK is the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium which is widely known as Chepauk stadium.
Last Edition of Chennai Super Kings
After winning the title in 2021, Chennai Super disappointed its fans in the 2022 edition. The team finished in 9th position in the competition of 10 teams and it all happened due to the captaincy puzzle between Ravindra Jadeja and MS Dhoni. Last year, CSK played 14 matches in which they won only 4 and lost the other 10 matches.
Chennai Super Kings Strengths
Ben Stokes demonstrated his ability to perform well in crucial situations for England during the 2022 T20 World Cup final. His impressive performance highlights his reputation as a player who shines in important moments. With the presence of experienced players like Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, and MS Dhoni, the addition of Stokes to the Chennai Super Kings team would be a valuable asset.
The Chennai Super Kings franchise has always prioritized having experienced backup players, and the addition of Ajinkya Rahane provides them with just that. Rahane brings a wealth of experience to the team, which would be valuable in case of any unforeseen circumstances.
Chennai Super Kings Weaknesses
Chennai Super Kings have an abundance of spinners in their kitty, including Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, and Maheesh Theekshana. The spin-friendly track of Chepauk will surely help these spinners. However, when CSK will look for away matches, they will miss some gun pacers. Kyle Jamieson from New Zealand was added to the CSK squad in the mini-auction but now the bowler is likely to be ruled out from the tournament. Chennai did not get any replacement for Josh Hazlewood and the team has to suffer for it.
X-Factors Of Chennai Super Kings
Chennai believes in winning the matches on the shoulders of all-rounders. This time they have some gun all-rounders in the name of Ravindra Jadeja, Ben Stokes, Mooen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Rajvardhan Hangrekar, and Dwaine Pretorius.
IPL 2023 CSK Squad
Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Verma.