If you hear the word IPL, then the next thing that comes to everyone’s mind is Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The true kings of the IPL, winning the trophy thrice and made it into the playoffs all the nine seasons they played are a significant achievement for a club franchise. The franchise always possessed a great pool of talent with their core been retained throughout the years so far. They had experienced players like Fleming (the current coach), Hussey, Hayden and more. Also, the Skipper Dhoni is a great discoverer of talents as in the case of Ashwin, Jadeja and so on. Another year, another set of exciting players and let’s see whom the defending champions to have their bet on the current season.
The golden arm of the Indian team is set to play under his favorite captain MSD. Though being picked in the last season, he got to play the only one game against Mumbai Indians where he snatched the game from the jaws of defeat amidst his hamstring injury. He is a valuable player with his wide array of shots and the way he composes his innings in the way the team needs at that situation. The main factor of him making the top three among a real talented group is his bowling. The unorthodox angle he creates and the knack of breaking vital partnerships at the crucial junctures make him the best asset CSK has in their disposal.
Though being the wicket-taker, his angles are sometimes freebies for batsmen making his spell expensive and the main concern looming around him is always his fitness.
The player of the tournament last season is the player to trust in this season too because he is getting better with age. His rich form continued in the BPL, PSL (where he won the player of the tournament) by piling huge amount of runs up the order. With him not leaving the franchise on national duty is a blessing for the team.
He isn’t bowling much but for a team with ample bowling options in the starting XI wouldn’t be a cause. But his age will definitely affect the team balance in the fielding and his fitness is also important.
Picking three players from group great international stars is a really difficult one. The other possible players who could dominate are Dhoni, Raina, Du Plessis, Jadeja, Rayudu, Santner and so on. Hope for yet another roar of the lions.
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