IPL 2021 is set to start on April 9, 2021, with the first game between Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Chennai Super Kings will play their first match against Delhi Capitals on April 10, 2021, at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Chennai Super Kings is a very strong team in the Indian Premier League. The MS Dhoni-led team has won the trophy three times in IPL 2010, IPL 2011, and IPL 2018. Also, the team has reached the playoffs most of the times.
Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, Chennai Super Kings released 6 players from their team. They were Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, and Shane Watson. The team also bought 6 players during the IPL 2021 mini-auction. Krishnappa Gowtham was Chennai Super Kings’ costliest buy at Rs. 9.25 crore. The team also bought English all-rounder Moeen Ali for Rs. 7 crore.
Last season, due to tough competition on the points table and CSK’s poor performance, the team finished on the 7th spot on the points table. However, Chennai Super Kings is definitely one team that has the capability to lift the trophy. Here we look at 5 reasons why Chennai Super Kings are favourites to win IPL 2021 title.
IPL 2021: 5 Reasons Why Chennai Super Kings Are Favourites To Win The Title
Experienced Skipper MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings has the most experienced skipper in the form of MS Dhoni. MS Dhoni has led the Indian national team for many years. He is also a very successful skipper and has lifted all the ICC titles. MS Dhoni has also led the Chennai Super Kings since IPL 2008.
With CSK too, Dhoni has a lot of experience as a skipper. He knows the strengths and weaknesses of his team very well and also understands the match situation effectively. So, skipper MS Dhoni is one reason why CSK are favourites to win the title.