CSK VS RR IPL 2020: Strengths and Weaknesses of MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings this season

IPL 2020 CSK vs RR: Here look at the strengths and weaknesses of Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings, CSK will surely be missing Raina as he left the side ahead of the Indian Premier League

By Mohit Sindhu, Updated : Sep 22, 2020 16:50 IST
CSK VS RR IPL 2020: Strengths and Weaknesses of MS Dhoni's Chennai Super Kings this season
CSK vs RR: Strength and leaking points of CSK this season

CSK vs RR IPL 2020 Strength & Weakness: Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will lock-horns against their old-arch rivals Rajasthan Royals at the third venue of UAE i.e. Sharjah International Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. Let's hope MS Dhoni magic and their spin strength pulls them back strong against Rajasthan Royals today. The match was held on 6 PM Local and 7: 30 according to IST. ''Captain Cool'' MS Dhoni starrer Chennai Super Kings have started well on this tournament as they thrash the defending champions Mumbai Indians in their opening encounter of fantasy cricket league IPL 2020 last Saturday. So, they will be looking for a consecutive win over Rajasthan Royals today at Sharjah.

Look at here some of the CSK Strengths and Weaknesses in the fantasy cricket league

Strength of Chennai Super Kings:

MS Dhoni - A Perfect leader: ''Captain Cool'' Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni is the most consistent performer for the national team as well as for CSK. He is an outstanding player with the bat as well as behind the stumps. He is undoubtedly the best finisher in white-ball cricket. Currently, Under his captaincy, CSK has won 100 matches which sets a record for the most no. of wins for any side in the IPL history. MS Dhoni with his CSK partner has announced his retirement from international cricket on the 74th Independence Day. It seems that this edition of Dream11 IPL 2020 promises something special from Mahendra Singh Dhoni when it comes to batting and captaincy. If Chennai-based franchise wants to clinch their 3rd IPL title this season, then all the departments must be clicking for them.

Most experience spin attack: MS Dhoni starrer Chennai Super Kings have the most experienced spin-attack in the form of Ravindra Jadeja, Piyush Chawla, Imran Tahir and Mitchell Santner. In the slow, low pitches in UAE, Chennai Super Kings have immense power in their bowling attack in middle overs. Moreover, the addition of Piyush Chawla and R Sai Kishore gives so much balance to CSK’s squad that they can even leave out Imran Tahir, their best spinner in this overseas condition here in UAE . West Indies most experienced medium-pacer Dwayne Bravo is a perfect bowler in death overs for Chennai Super Kings which give an extra advantage to his side.

Weakness of Chennai Super Kings:

Inconsistent batting lineup as Raina lefts: CSK's skipper MS Dhoni has made in excess of 400 runs in the last edition of IPL 2019 as he carrying the batting lineup single-handedly on most of the occasions. MS Dhoni's consistency with the bat made their side to the finals where they are in a losing cause against Mumbai Indians by just a solitary run. No other CSK batsman even made 400 in the whole season except their skipper.

One of the pillars of the team, Suresh Raina left the tournament early for some personal reasons. So, CSK will be missing him a lot through the season of 13th Dream11 IPL 2020.

History in IPL's:

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings are the only side to have made it to the playoffs in every edition they are being a part of which was a record in IPL history. They had won the title on three occasions i.e.  2010, 2011 and 2018. However, they have also lost five finals (2008, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2019)

IPL 2020 Chennai Super Kings Full Squad:

MS Dhoni (c & wk), N Jagadeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, M Vijay, Josh Hazlewood, Kedar Jadhav, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Monu Kumar, Shane Watson, Sai Kishore

MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings will face Rajasthan Royals in the second match of this season of IPL 2020 at Dubai International Stadium in Sharjah. The match will start at 6 PM Local time and 7:30 IST.