Chennai Super Kings before 2020 was the most consistent IPL team. They have won the IPL trophy three times and have also played all the playoffs till 2019. The team under the captaincy of MS Dhoni has a huge fan base in India.

IPL 2020 was the season to forget for the men in yellow, having knocked out of the tournament without reaching the playoff stage. They have bounced back strongly this IPL season, having won 5 of the 7 matches so far. Let us have a look at the swot analysis of CSK ahead of IPL 2022.

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SWOT Analysis of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Ahead Of IPL 2022


Experienced Players And A Great Captain

When we talk about CSK, we always associate them to be the most experienced players such as MS Dhoni, Faf Du Plessis, Dwyane Bravo, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, etc have been integral members of the squad for years. They have acted as the core strength of the team, guiding the youngsters to play freely. CSK is doing well in VIVO IPL 2021.

The captaincy of MS Dhoni has been instrumental in guiding CSK for these many years. They have played a good brand of cricket and this is the reason, they are the most consistent IPL team.

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Weakness Of CSK

Age factor

It is said that every coin has two faces. Similarly, if the experience makes CSK a good team, the age factor down fires them in a big way. CSK has a lot of players in the age group 33 and above. This may sound good as experience but with the changing cricket dynamics, the importance of fitness and match practice has become very important.

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Many players of CSK lack good fitness and running between the wickets, which is the key in any t20 cricket match. Few players also don’t play any other form of cricket apart from the IPL. This leads to lack of match practice and this eventually leads to weak performance from them as an individual.

Opportunities For CSK

The young talent can be uplifted

One of the best opportunities with CSK is that ahead of IPL 2022, they can opt for a complete revamp in the structure of their team. If they manage to bring a few youngsters into the squad, this can create a huge difference.

This will provide fresh energy to the old legs and the youngsters can make the team adopt a more fearless cricket strategy.

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If we recall, Ruturaj Gaikwad was inducted into the playing XI in the middle of IPL 2020, and after that, he has been the most successful opener for CSK. Players like him can change the way CSK plays cricket.


The absence of key players from IPL 2022 can be fatal

We all know that ahead of IPL 2022, there will be a grand mega auction. This mega auction will also include an auction for two new teams. If reports are to be believed, two new teams of IPL will be Ahmedabad and Lucknow.

If this is true then it may bring curtains for CSK key players. Since Ravindra Jadeja is from Saurashtra, he can be made the captain of Ahmedabad. Similarly, Suresh Raina, who hails from UP can lead Lucknow.

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In such a situation, the absence of these two key players will surely make CSK weak going forward ahead of IPL 2022.