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IPL 2019: SWOT analysis of the Chennai Super Kings squad

Modified 02 Apr 2019, 12:42 IST


Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu

Playing for the CSK franchise is itself a big opportunity. And this time around, with the World Cup coming up, many players will be looking to use the IPL as a platform to confirm their tickets to England.

Ambati Rayudu, who made a comeback to the Indian team owing to a great 2018 IPL season, will be keen to repeat his performance and book a spot in the Indian World Cup squad.

Just like his fellow mate, Ravindra Jadeja is also sailing in the same boat as his decent performances against the Aussies have increased his chances of making it to the World Cup. A great IPL season could see him going to England too.

Apart from Rayudu and Jadeja, other players like Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi will also be eager to make the most of this opportunity.


Lakshmipati Balaji (left) is the present bowling coach of CSK
Lakshmipati Balaji (left) is the present bowling coach of CSK

There is only one threat to the Dhoni-led team, which is that they have too many bowling options. At times, a problem of plenty can be harmful.

Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh - the list of players who can bowl is quite long. The problem of having so many options is that you don't exactly know which bowler should bowl when; because of that, you are not able to give your best bowler his full quota of overs.

However, CSK fans can still rest easy because they have Dhoni as their captain. As mentioned earlier, Dhoni is a phenomenal captain and if he chooses the right bowler at the right time then the chances of this threat hurting the CSK team is very low.

Published 17 Mar 2019, 21:05 IST
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