IPL 2023: 5 Things That Make Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Favourite To Win The Title. Over the years IPL (Indian Premier League) has provided a big platform for young players to showcase their talent helping them gain the spotlight and eventually enabling them to play for the national side. One team that has been amongst one of the most successful in terms of talent as well as in terms of popularity is Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings is again looking favourite to win the title this season keeping in mind the skilful resources in their dugout as well as an expert team of support staff.
The second most successful IPL team CSK has won the IPL title 4 times. When it comes to the winning rate they have performed better as compared to the other sides. So what makes them a successful unit in the upcoming season? Let’s have a look at those aspects.
Also Read: IPL 2023 CSK: Players Bought In Mini Auction, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Predicted Playing XI, Full Squad, And Coaching Staff
MS Dhoni’s presence as an all-round performer
The former Indian skipper’s clever reading of any particular situation and calm temperament during critical moments of a game makes him a vital figure in the side. His role as a finisher, captain, wicket keeper and as mentor for new players has been a boon for the side over the years.
The former wicket-keeper batsman played a big role in shaping the careers of many next-generation cricketers and this season he might identify 2-3 young upcoming performers.
Enough options in all departments
Chennai Super Kings have always had enough options in every department and this season is no different. Apart from bowlers as well as batsmen, the team consists of some class all-rounders like Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali.
Apart from them Shivam Dube, Nishant Sandhu, Bhagath Varma, and Ajay Mandal are also in the squad. Except for Shivam Dube, others haven’t played International cricket but they have showcased their talent in club and domestic cricket.
Also Read: TATA IPL 2023: 5 Players Who Might Shine In The Tournament
Team management’s faith in old players
Whether it was Suresh Rains, Dwayne Bravo, Matthew Hayden, Parthiv Patel, Michael Hussey, Ambati Rayudu, Laxmipathy Balaji, Shane Watson, or Robin Uthappa, franchise owners showed faith in players who they thought would win them games even though they were past their age for T20 cricket in the past.
We are witnessing the same thing right now as veteran players like Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Utthapa, and Ambati Rayudu have been retained (including captain MS Dhoni) and the team management believes that these players’ experience might be valuable for the team in the present as well as in the future to build a balanced squad. These veterans will be expected to deliver as they are all match-winners in their roles.
Seasoned coaching & Support Staff
Chennai Super Kings doesn’t have big names in their support staff team but they are quite effective in identifying the roles of every player including lesser-known players. The franchise owner has hired the best consultants in every field with minor changes in some departments every season.
Also Read: IPL (Indian Premier League) vs PSL (Pakistan Super League) 2023: Player Salaries Comparison
Former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming has done a great job as a head coach over the years guiding the younger lot who have less experience and he continues to be the head coach for the upcoming season. Michael Hussey is the batting coach while Dwayne Bravo is the bowling coach.
Coaching Staff & Franchises showing faith even in uncapped players
Whether it is Maharashtra-born all-rounder Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Odisha’s Subhranshu Senapati, Mumbai spinner Prashant Solanki, Tushar Deshpande, Simarjit Singh or Mukesh Chowdhary. All these players haven’t played for team India in the shorter formats but keeping their match-winning abilities in mind the coaching staff has shown immense faith in them and bought them in their dugout.