Chennai Super Kings is a franchise cricket team from India which plays in the famous cricket league (IPL – Indian Premier League). They are based in Chennai/Tamil Nadu and their home matches are used to play at M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. CSK is known for their best performance in most of IPL seasons and their win percentage in last 8 years. They are under suspension from IPL due to a betting scam in 2014 season. CSK will rejoin IPL matches during 2018 season with a new team.
For 2018 season CSK retained their most valuable players using retaining option. They retained MS Dhoni(captain) Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. We all know how good these players are in T20 matches. They also did some contributions to Indian test, ODI and T20 teams in the past. Retaining MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina was a pretty decent decision as they were pretty integral part of their past IPL seasons. They also decided to keep Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo using RTM option available for this season.
The main attraction of Chennai Super Kings team was MS Dhoni as captain, that is the big reason for retaining him. Retaining of Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo is a great decision as they both are capable of playing good cricket for their teams. Dwayne Bravo is always a good choice as an all-rounder. Faf du Plessis is a pretty decent batsman and captain of the South African national team. He is full of vast experience and he also played a lot of cricket for Chennai Super Kings in past.
We are not so happy with team selection of Chennai Super Kings for this season. Addition of some good players is there, but they lack some experience in pace bowling. But the spin department is safe in hands of Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir, and Ravindra Jadeja. They now have a decent combination of the off-spin bowler, a wrist spinner, and a left-hand spinner. So now they have the choice to choose between Harbhajan Singh and Imran Tahir along with Ravindra Jadeja.
Middle order for CSK will be in hands of MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, and Ambati Rayudu. Choosing Ambati Rayudu is a good decision. He is a pretty decent player and can do wonders for his team. He did that so many times for Mumbai Indians in past.
Chennai Super Kings Squad
Indian Players CSK
Foreign Players CSK
Faf du Plessis
Chennai Super Kings Team Performance in Past
When considering their performance in past, Chennai was one of the descent team with a lot of success rate in IPL matches. They were IPL champions during 2010 and 2011 and they also were runners in 4 seasons. And if you check the points-table of last 10 seasons excluding their suspension period, you will see Chennai Super Kings in top 4 teams in the 8 seasons they played.