The defending champions CSK is starting their IPL campaign in the first match of IPL against Kolkata knight riders. But, if we look at the CSK Squad it looks a bit weak as compared to the team which they had last year. The thing which helps Chennai last year to win the IPL title was their opening pair (Ruturaj and Faf du Plessis) but Faf is no more in Chennai. Chennai doesn’t have Sam Curran, they don’t have Deepak Chahar. It’s quite interesting to see how Captain Jadeja handles the team. Check Chennai Super Kings New Captain.
But we should not forget that Chennai super king (CSK) is the team, where out from batsman can perform when the team needs it. If Chennai doesn’t have some key players so what? They have players like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Ms. Dhoni, and Moeen Ali. Therefore today we will discuss that, which Chennai super kings Player can perform better than last year.
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CSK Players which can perform better than the previous year
1) Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad was the orange cap winner of last year. He had scored 635 runs with an average of 45.35 and a strike rate of 136.26 which includes one century (101*). I have managed his good form in domestic cricket also. And if he has a form like the previous year in this season also he could be better this season.
2) Ravindra Jadeja
The new captain of CSK and allrounder Ravindra Jadeja is in top form. In the last couple of years, I have improved his batting immensely. No one can forget his 37 runs in one over against the top wicket-taker of that season. Now, Jadeja has more responsibilities because he is the new skipper of CSK. So, we all hope that after becoming captain he will give better performance.
3) Moeen Ali
English allrounder Moeen Ali was one down batsman of CSK in last IPL. He bats at number 6-7 in England team but last year Captain cools to make him bat at number 3, he scored a total of 357 runs and took 6 wickets in IPL 2023. After the arrival of Devon Conway, it’s interesting to see where he will bat. Hope he will perform better than last year for CSK.
4) MS Dhoni
As a player IPL 2023 was not a great season for Dhoni. He has scored 114 runs with an average of 16.28 and a strike rate of 106.54. His highest score of his was 18*. The stats are poor but we all know what can he do, and he was not a captain of the team, so as a player he can do wonders. It’ll be interesting to watch Dhoni as a player. Most probably he will perform better than last year.
5) Robin Uthappa
Big match player Robin Uthappa played only 4 matches in IPL 2023. And scored 115 runs. He entered the playing XI after Suresh Raina got injured. When he came in the team he played a very important inning of 63 runs in Qualifier 1 against Delhi Capitals and proved himself. This season he was again bought by CSK in the mega auction and most probably he will open the innings with Ruturaj. It seems like he will perform better than the previous year.