Chennai Super Kings had only two vacancies left in their squad for the IPL Auction and they could have only afforded the Indian players in their squad. Thus, the defending champions picked one of their former bowler, Mohit Sharma, who had done well for them. Mohit Sharma was grabbed by Chennai Super Kings for a whopping amount of INR 5 Crores Furthermore, they also roped in the services of Ruturaj Gaikwad for INR 20 lakhs.
Meanwhile, Chennai Super Kings had a stellar previous season in which they ticked all the right boxes. In fact, one player always stood for them in one of the matches to carry them forward to glory. They went to win the IPL title for the third time to join Mumbai Indians for been the most successful side in the history of the league.
Chennai Super Kings will like to come up with another solid performance.
In fact, Chennai was making a comeback after a two-year hiatus and they went for an experienced squad in the previous season of the league. Subsequently, their players were able to deliver the goods at the right time.
Meanwhile, MS Dhoni had led from the front in the previous season. In fact, Dhoni had a staggering form in the last season as he scored 455 runs at the highest average of the season, 75.83. Consequently, Dhoni had often promoted himself to the number four position and delivered the goods for the team.
Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson were able to hit the straps for the Men in Yellow and scored runs consistently. Rayudu scored 602 runs whereas Watson showed his class with the bat as he scored 555 runs. Furthermore, Suresh Raina also scored 445 runs in the 2018 season.
Thus, Chennai Super Kings will like to come up with a similar kind of performance in the forthcoming edition of the IPL.
Here is Chennai Super Kings likely playing XI:
Ambati Rayudu, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (wk, c), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Mohit Sharma.