Chennai Super Kings would have a big headache when MS Dhoni retires from the IPL and the reason being the captaincy and the finisher role he has played so far for the team. MS Dhoni has been one of the greatest captains from India and he has won all the prestigious ICC titles so far in his captaincy reigns. He has been the talisman for Indian cricket as well as for CSK over the last decade.
Under MS Dhoni, CSK has qualified for the playoffs ever since the inaugural edition and the last season was the first time that CSK had not qualified for the playoffs. MS Dhoni has won three IPL titles for CSK and two CL T20 titles which is a great accomplishment for any captain and he has a win percentage of 58.82 in the IPL so far which is the second-best in the tournament.
3 Players Who Can Lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) After MS Dhoni:
With the ageing MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina, CSK would be looking for other options in the bank after the former opts to retire from the IPL. Suresh Raina is 34 already, and he won’t be in the scheme of things for a longer time. CSK has always wanted to stick with a captain for a better duration.
The best available player who can lead CSK after Dhoni would be Ravindra Jadeja given that he is a certainty in the team. CSK will look to retain him ahead of the mega auction next year and his improved batting could fill in as a finisher in the middle order. He provides three-dimensional abilities to the team and he has shown that he can handle the pressure as well. CSK might be looking to try him as the next captain.