|CHENNAI SUPER KINGS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS|
|Date : 21st September 2020|
|Venue : Sharjah Cricket Stadium (UAE)|
|Murali Vijay, Shane watson, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, M S Dhoni (W/C), Kedar Jadav, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi|
Founded in 2008 ,The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the team plays its home matches at the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Being the best win percentage among all teams in the IPL (61.28). They hold the records of most appearances in the playoffs (ten) and the Final (eight) of the IPL. They will be one of the eight teams to compete in the League. The Super Kings have lifted the IPL title thrice (in 2010, 2011 and 2018). They are the only IPL team to qualify for the playoff stage in each edition of their appearance in the league The team is currently being captain by MS Dhoni with Stephen Fleming as team coach, Michael Hussey as batting coach and LakshmipathyBalaji in Team as bowling coach.
Often relying on some of its experienced players the team over the years has not let its core structure be changed much, while the buzz around for most other teams being on ‘bringing in young talent’.
Ahead of the player auctions for IPL 2020 The Chennai Super Kings had retained the core of their players. Two major purchases that they went ahead with this year were to pick Piyush Chawla, who had previously been fairly successful at the Kolkata Knight Riders, and to get the highly-talented English all-rounder in Sam Curran.
Piyush Chawla has picked up 150 IPL wickets, and his spin could be a great option for the slow tracks that are often found in the UAE.Sam Curran, who has done quite well for England in the short duration that he has been a part of their squad in all three formats of the game could be a fantastic all-rounder option.
Without trading any player in 2020, The Chennai Super Kings retained 19 players and released five players. Suresh Raina has returned to India On 29 August 2020 due to his personal reasons and will miss whole IPL 2020. Harbhajan Singh pulls out the tournament citing personal reasons On 4 September.
“In the auction 2020, CSK got what they wanted” source by ESPNcricinfo. Sam Curran and Josh Hazlewood for the Chennai pitch is the wise selection. Although some may say that Piyush Chawla was not included in the team, the franchise may have wanted more experience in the team and there would have been a better balance of Chawla as an alternative to Imran Tahir. The team does not have much problem Except for the lack of a left-arm fast bowler
Complete CSK squad List:
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), RavindraJadeja, Shane Watson,Dwayne Bravo, KedarJadhav, Murali Vijay, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, R Sai Kishore, Narayan Jagadeesan, KM Asif, Monu Kumar.
On 15 February the schedule for the league stage of this season were released with the Chennai Super Kings playing their first match against the Mumbai Indians on 29 March 2020 away from home at Mumbai. In view of the ongoing coronavirus pandemicmumbai On 13 March 2020, the BCCI postponed the tournament until 15 April. Narendra Modi On 14 April 2020 Narendra Modi said that the lockdown in India would last until at least 3 May 2020.Tthe BCCI suspended the tournament indefinitely due to the pandemic the following day.
The Indian government relaxed nation-wide restrictions on sports events On 17 May 2020,
allowing events to take place behind closed doors On 24 May.The decision on whether or not to allow the tournament to be conducted in 2020 will be made by the Indian government based on “the situation of the pandemic” In June 2020 as stated by Indian sports minister KirenRijiju . On 24 July 2020 the BCCI confirmed that their preference was to host the tournament in India, possibly between September and October, and it got confirmed that the tournament would start from 19 September 2020
Administration and support staff
|Owner||N. Srinivasan, RupaGurunath, GurunathMeiyappan(India Cements)|
|Team manager||Russell Radhakrishnan|
|Brand ambassador||Vijay, Nayanthara, Laxmi Rai|
|Captain||Mahendra Singh Dhoni|
|Head coach||Stephen Fleming|
|Batting coach||Michael Hussey|
|Bowling consultant||Eric Simons|
|Fielding coach||Rajiv Kumar|
|Throwdown specialist||Narasimhan V|
|Physical trainer||Greg King|
|High Performance analyst||Lakshmi Narayanan|
|Logistics manager||Sanjay Natarajan|
PLAYERS TO WATCH
CSK have made a remarkable entry during IPL in 2018 by winning the finals against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Last year in the final CSK stumbled against Mumbai Indians.Now the team is looking forward to give their best in the upcoming season.Here we go with the players to watch from CSK.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Back bone of the team , the captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is the motivation for the team.He had directed the franchise to playoff in all the nine seasons the team has participated in. CSK has won the IPL title three times under Mahi’s captaincy.Right now the team is working hard under his guidance to win the trophy this season.
Faf du Plessis
Former captain of the South Africa national cricket team, a South African international cricketer Faf Du Plessis. He is a right-handed middle order batsman and part-time leg spin bowler.In November 2012he made his Test debut and became the fourth South African to score a Test century on debut. Du Plessis has played South African domestic cricket for Northerns and the Titans, as well as matches for Lancashire, the Chennai Super Kings, the Rising Pune Supergiants and the Melbourne Renegades. Powered by his hard hitting abilities he is the most important part of the team.
West Indies national cricket team’s star, all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been the mannequin of the team just like Dhoni and Raina.An extravagant cricketer, a complete entertainer of the team and the way he takes wickets in tough situations and shatter the bowlers all around the wicket for fours and sixes makes him one of the most admirable players in the CSK team.
An Indian international cricketer, an all-rounder Ravindrasinh Anirudh sinh Jadeja ,commonly known as Ravindra Jadeja who plays as a left-handed middle-order batsman and slow left-arm orthodox bowler. He represents Saurashtra in first-class cricket and the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Jadeja became the first Indian left-arm spinner to take 150 One Day International wickets on 22 January 2017 when he dismissed Sam Billings at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. He grabbed the position of the top ranked bowler in the world in March 2017, leaving behind Ravichandran Ashwin who held that position for a long time.
An Australian international cricketer , an intermittent captain in all formats who has played for Australia’s national cricket team and currently playing for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and Quetta Gladiators in the Pakistan Super League. He is a right-handed batsman and a right-handed fast-medium swing bowler. He made his debut in 2002 in a One Day International and took the retirement in 2016 as world No.1 T20 all-rounder. He was the last player to retire from Australia’s golden era of the early 2000s.
An English cricketer who plays for Surrey and England,Samuel Matthew Curran ,who is a left-handed batsman and left-arm medium-fast bowler. In 2018 The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Curran as one of the five breakout stars in men’s cricket and Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack chose him as one of their five Cricketers of the Year for the 2019 edition. At the age of 20he became the youngest bowler to take a hat-trick in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in April 2019.He is the most expensive English player in the IPL auction at Rs 5.5 crore, bought after an intense biding war between Chennai Super Kings and Delhi Capitals.
A Pakistani-born South African cricketer Mohammad Imran Tahir is a right-handed batsman and a spin bowler who predominantly bowls googlies. Tahir became the first South African bowler to take seven wickets in an ODI on 15 June 2016 and he is the fastest South African to reach 100 ODI wickets. Tahir became the fastest South African to reach 50 T20I wickets On 17 February 2017, he became the fourth bowler for South Africa to take a hat-trick in ODIs On 3 October 2018. He is widely famous for his running celebration after every wicket he takes, known as The Marathon.
An Indian professional cricketer Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu ,a right-handed middle-order batsman who infrequently keeps wicket and bowls right-arm off breaks. He plays for Hyderabad in domestic cricket, and Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL).He was named in the Indian squad for the first time in 2012 after giving strong performances for Baroda in domestic cricket and Mumbai Indians in the IPL. On July 2013 he made his international debut in an ODI against Zimbabwe.