CSK Playing 11 2021

March 7, 2021

Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful teams in the history of IPL. CSK has won IPL three times.

Chennai Super Kings won IPL in 2010,2011 and 2018 and were finalists in 2008,2012,2013,2015 and 2019 and was banned in 2016 and 2017.
The success of CSK is depend lot on they have five-six key players for last five-six seasons.
Last IPL was CSK’s worst season as first time they were knocked out before playoffs. This season CSK would like to continue their previous seasons dominance.
CSK is the only team to have a same Captain in all IPL Seasons.MS Dhoni’s Captaincy and batting has played a major role in CSK’s success.
CSK has bought likes of Cheteshwar Pujara, Moeen Ali and K Gowtham in IPL 2021 Auction.
So,here is what is the strongest playing XI for CSK in IPL 2021 : –

Openers

Faf Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad

Faf Du Plessis was crucial for Chennai Super Kings last year
Faf Du Plessis has played very good role in Chennai’s Batting Lineup. Last year if Shane Watson was out of form, but Faf saved team from collapses and played long and matured knocks.
Last Season Faf Du Plessis was CSK’s Best Batsman and highest run-scorer. Faf scored 449 runs at an average of 40.81 and strike rate of 140.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 3 fifties in 3 Last Matches for Chennai Super Kings
CSK traded Robin Uthappa from Rajasthan Royals, but 3 fifties in last 3 games previous season would give Ruturaj upper hand over Robin Uthappa.

Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is Chennai Super Kings most Successful man
Suresh Raina is playing for CSK from the season 1 and is second highest run-scorer in IPL after Virat Kohli.
Raina has scored 5368 runs in IPL at an average of 33.34 and a strike rate of 137. Raina has played a vital role in the CSK’s success.

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Suresh Raina is the only batsman to have scored 400+runs in all IPL seasons. Last Year he missed IPL due to personal reasons and this year he would like to have big comeback.
Rayudu played crucial knocks for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2018
In IPL 2018,CSK used Ambati Rayudu as an opener and he showed his power in IPL 2018.As a result he was selected in Team India after his performance.
Ambati Rayudu showed good power-hitting abilities in IPL 2018 and scored Hundred against SRH and was among top run-scorers.
Although CSK has likes of Moeen Ali, N Jagadeesan and K Gowtham but after looking his performance in previous IPL he would be automated choice for CSK’s No.4.

MS Dhoni(c and wk)

MS Dhoni likely to play last season for Chennai Super Kings
Man who has lead CSK in all seasons. MSD is the man who has made many big players for CSK. MS Dhoni will be out to play after a gap of 6 Months. IPL is only league which Dhoni plays after retiring from International Cricket last year.
MS Dhoni would like to forget about previous season and like to end his IPL career with another trophy to his and Chennai Super Kings name.

Moeen Ali

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Chennai Super Kings bought England all-rounder in IPL Auction for Rs 7 Crore. Moeen Ali is T20 specialist, good power-hitter and off-spinner.

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It is looking that Moeen Ali is going to be very important player for CSK specially in home games.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is Chennai Super Kings silent killer
Ravindra Jadeja is another CSK’s important player. Dhoni used him much as a batsman and is very dangerous bowler specially in turning pitches. But last season his performance was below par with the ball. Although, he stepped up with the bat and played the role of finisher.
His strike rate was 171 last year and played game some changing knocks.
Jadeja is a electric fielder in addition to batsman and bowler and is an asset for any team.

Sam Curran

IPL 2020: Sam Curran was find for Chennai Super Kings last year
Sam Curran was find for Chennai Super Kings last year. CSK used Sam everywhere in both the departments.
Although, if we see his numbers last year, that doesn’t seems to be good but CSK know the value of Sam Curran in the side.

Deepak Chahar

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Deepak Chahar is opening bowler for Chennai Super Kings and has improved a lot.

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MS Dhoni has played great role for developing his standard as a bowler. Deepak provides breakthroughs in start and doesn’t allow batsmans to go after him.

Shardul Thakur

Shardul Thakur could be Chennai Super Kings Death Bowler
Shardul Thakur is not as effective as Chahar, but his performances both with the bat and ball in past recent times could force CSK to include him in playing 11.
Thakur is a wicket-taker and good pinch-hitter.

Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir was Purple Cap winner Last year and is great asset for Chennai Super Kings
Purple Cap winner of IPL 2019 didn’t get enough chance to play for CSK last season. But this season as Chennai Super Kings has released spin-bowlers Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla. It is likely that Tahir will get more chances this season.