Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings, who has quit international cricket, will be among the most potent contenders to withdraw the names of some of the top players and make it to the Final Four in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) despite early cases of Corona virus infection in the team. . Chennai will face defending champions Mumbai Indians in the first match in Abu Dhabi on Saturday.
With its arrival, 13 members in the Chennai Super Kings squad turned out to be Corona positive. After this, senior players like Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh withdrew their names for personal reasons. However, the focus of the tournament will be on the return of Dhoni on the field, who will appear on the field after 34 days of putting an end to international career.
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Who can explain IPL better than Chennai’s own Thala (Leader), who won the team three times and reached eight finals. He has the ability to make the best use of his limited resources. This time Dhoni will come down without his most trusted warlord Raina and play for miles away from his stronghold of Chepauk. Changing the 10-season frozen batting order will not be easy, with Raina being the third most trusted player.
Raina has always performed well except last season. The last time Chennai reached the final despite Raina’s poor form, the credit also goes to Dhoni’s skilled captaincy.
Chennai may be called an army of old men, but this team has proved that form and talent do not fall in age. Ambati Rayudu and Shane Watson can open the innings, while Faf Duplesey can land at number three.
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni himself may come at number four while Kedar Jadhav will be at number five. Dwayne Bravo will play at number six and Ravindra Jadeja at number seven. Chennai have three specialist spinners Mitchell Santner, Piyush Chawla and Jadeja. Lungi Engidi and Deepak Chahar will be in the fast bowling. Chahar, who has recovered from a corona virus infection, may play Shardul Thakur if he is not fit. Similarly, Emraan Tahir and Josh Hazlewood are also available.
The Chennai Super Kings team is as follows:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Murali Vijay, Ambati Rayudu, Faf Duplesey, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Sam Kurain, N Jagadishan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Karn Sharma.