Chennai Tremendous Kings have bounced again in IPL 2021 after disappointing final season the place they completed seventh and couldn’t qualify for the playoffs for the primary time in IPL historical past.
The three-time IPL champions and the second-most profitable franchise after Mumbai Indians performed extremely nicely within the first half of the event, successful 5 matches out of seven and have continued the identical momentum, not to mention higher it, by registering a hat-trick of victories within the event’s second section.
Chennai Tremendous Kings Has Some Weak spot Regardless of Being Desk Toppers: Brian Lara
With wins over Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday, Chennai Tremendous Kings has secured a Playoff berth in IPL 2021 UAE leg.
At present, on the high of the factors desk with 16 factors, Chennai Tremendous Kings has ticked all bins, however former West Indies captain Brian Lara feels MS Dhoni’s group is coping with a few points that opposition groups might goal. Brian Lara didn’t dwell a lot into the small print of the shortcomings, however he did supply a touch.
“I feel groups have gotten to goal at their weaknesses, and they’ve some. I’m not going to face on air and name their names out however they do have a few weak areas you may attempt to work on as an opposition. We noticed them bat within the first sport for the reason that restart in opposition to Mumbai Indians. I feel MI allow them to get off the hook after having them 4 down,” Lara mentioned on Star Sports activities Pre-Match Present.
Ruturaj Gaikwad scored 88 to bail Chennai Tremendous Kings out of hassle in opposition to MI whereas batting first. The MS Dhoni-led outfit posted 156/6 within the allotted twenty overs after being 24 for 4 contained in the powerplay. Chennai Tremendous Kings was 24/four at one stage, and Ambati Rayudu was retired exhausting. Nonetheless, the momentum shifted after opener Ruturaj Gaikwad scored an unbeaten 88 off 58 balls, together with 9 fours and four sixes.
Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo scored 26 and 23 earlier than being dismissed, whereas Faf du Plessis, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, and MS Dhoni couldn’t contribute even 5 runs every. Nevertheless, it’s exhausting to level out CSK’s ‘weak point’ given the rollicking kind they’ve been in, as they did nicely in each batting and bowling departments after recovering from the beginning hiccup in opposition to Mumbai Indians.
CSK and DC have the identical points-16 after successful eight out of 10 video games, however CSK has a superior run fee of +1.069.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Deepak Chahar, And Dwayne Bravo Has Been Constant For CSK
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ravindra Jadeja, and Faf du Plessis have usually chipped in with the bat, whereas Deepak Chahar and Dwayne Bravo have shone with the ball. Whereas Faf du Plessis has scored 394 runs, Ruturaj Gaikwad had scored 362 runs thus far. Ravindra Jadeja has scored 179 runs aside from taking 7 scalps. Deepak Chahar has taken 11 scalps whereas Dwayne Bravo picked 9 wickets.
Lastly, 40-year-old CSK skipper MS Dhoni, who has been on the forefront of CSK’s rise from the ashes story this yr, has introduced out his greatest sport in captaincy and has confirmed to the world that whereas he could not be the harmful batsman he as soon as was.
Apart from, there is no such thing as a one who can match the sharp captaincy acumen of the legendary former India skipper, who retired from worldwide cricket as the one skipper to win all ICC tournaments.