Chennai Super Kings One Win Away from Qualifying to the Playoffs

IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings One Win Away from Qualifying to the Playoffs

Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018
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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as a team is one win away from extending their record of qualifying to the playoffs in every Indian Premier League (IPL) season that they have played in.

Meanwhile, under the leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni, CSK have scripted a historic comeback and is currently in the second spot.

Moreover, Super Kings emerged as one of the most successful sides in the opening decade by winning the title twice.

Dhoni and his boys just a solitary victory away from qualifying for the playoffs yet another time. They have played some all-round cricket with all the players contributing to team’s success in this ongoing eleventh season of the Twenty20 league.

However, CSK’s mentor Michael Hussey admitted that they are not looking too far.

We are almost there… I think as players and coaches you can’t afford to look at the table too much. You can’t look too far ahead,” Hussey said during a presser.

IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings One Win Away from Qualifying to the Playoffs
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Few days break good for the team

The former Australian cricketer noted that the break has been very useful. He also added that it subsequently helps the players to refresh and prepare themselves.

We’ve got a few days break and that has come at a good time for us. A couple of days rest and recovery will be good for the team. I think for us if we can continue playing a good brand of cricket, we’ll grow in confidence and the results will take care of themselves,” he added.

Meanwhile, Chennai have got a quite a few in-form cricketers in their ranks.

The form of Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu has boosted the Chennai dugout immensely.

Shane Watson has also chipped in with crucial contributions along with Suresh Raina and Dwayne Bravo.

Chennai Super Kings
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We got some players who are in wonderful form, like (Ambati) Rayudu, MS (Dhoni), and we got guys that have been building their form up nicely, like a Harbhajan Singh. So, hopefully, all the players will continue to keep building their form, and if we can get another one or two wins along the way, it puts us in a great place in the Playoffs,” Hussey concluded.

Chennai Super Kings squares off against Rajasthan Royals next on May 11.

Also, Read: BCCI announces squad for T20I series against England

Ankush Das

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