IPL 2020 was a big surprise for the Chennai Super Kings fans as they saw their team not able to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in the 13 seasons of IPL history. Led by the talisman MS Dhoni, the CSK decided to release six of its players ahead of the IPL Auction 2021 because of their poor performance.
Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, and Shane Watson will not be part of the CSK squad while IPL veteran Robin Uthappa has been traded from Royals to CSK. Krishnappa Gowtham and Moeen Ali were the most expensive buys for the Chennai Super Kings in IPL Auction 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Reasons Why Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Win The Title This Year:
5. Suresh Raina’s Return
Suresh Raina who missed out on the IPL 2020 citing personal reasons had made himself available for the IPL 2021 which will be the major positive for the CSK team. Raina has been CSK’s prolific run-scorer over the years and will play a big part if Chennai Super Kings has to make it big this year in the knockouts. His return will bolster the batting lineup and make a big impact on the team’s performance.
Raina is an irreplaceable asset in the CSK team and his energy on the field is impeccable. He is one of the best fielders going around in the world right now and can roll his arm over when his captain needs him. He is the second-highest run-getter in the IPL overall with Virat Kohli leading the charts.