Out of 10 games Chennai Super Kings (CSK) managed to win only 3 games in their Campaign of IPL so far. They may look out of the tournament but from the net run rate point of view they can make it to the playoffs if they win the remaining 4 games with good net-run-rate.
Things are not seems to be well for the CSK camp from the start of the tournament as major players are pulled out of tournament and other players get injured during the tournament. The other factors like UAE conditions not worked out according to the CSK plans – which seems to be turning tracks but this time around the spinners are less effective over fast bowlers as orange cap holder is a fast bowlers most of the times.
But if a team has the player like Dhoni tables may turn even at the last moment too and CSK previous records shows that they can make it to the playoffs out of nowhere in the past too. So the hopes are alive for CSK fans still. This question of uncertainty that CSK will qualify for the playoffs may seems to be not right. Let us take a look at 3 things that went wrong for CSK in the tournament so far.
CSK Not Playing With Best XI In Most Of The Matches
“Talent wins Matches but teamwork wins Tournament”
Probably this words fits on the team like CSK in this year of their IPL Campaign. A single player can win few matches for a team but it is the teamwork that makes you win tournament in the end.
From the start of the tournament major player like Suresh Raina has been pulled out of the tournament which has hit hard the CSK consistency in so many ways. Apart from Raina the other players like Rayudu and Bravo seems to be injured in the first half of the tournament which double the tension of CSK camp.
Although CSK have strong backup of the players in the bench perhaps they have failed to make the right combination of playing eleven in the tournament.
UAE Conditions Perhaps the Loopholes In The CSk Story So Far
Before the start of the tournament this factor seems to be key for CSK as they have best possible spinners with the likes of Piyush Chawala, Imran Tahir, Mitchell Santner and Ravinder Jadeja.
But with the start of the league this factor seems to be backfires for CSK as pitches doesn’t offered anything for CSK Spinners in the tournament so far. The purple cap holder also seems to be hold by the fast bowlers which shows spinners doesn’t have much to get success in the UAE venues.
Even the player like Harbhajan Singh is also pulled out of the tournament which also affect the side with the kind of Impact the Harbhajan Singh has over the years in IPL.
MS Dhoni Finishing Touch Is Missing In The IPL So Far
Since the world Cup 2019 semi-final run-out and after his retirement just before the start of IPL. The expectations were high from the greatest finisher in the IPL history and Speculations were this time World Cricket will Witnessed the Vintage Dhoni of early years of IPL.
But all that seems to be missing in the tournament so far and is the key reason CSK is holding the bottom spot of the league. Dhoni has failed to perform at the most of the times and not led from front to take the bail of team from crisis situation.
If Dhoni whirlwind batting is missing the other factor is the absence of Suresh Raina is major reason that CSK at the verge of losing its ticket to playoffs. But the history says the injured lion is more dangerous than ever and they comeback in his style.