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IPL 2020: 3 reasons why Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will win the tournament

Ever since the beginning of the IPL in 2008, CSK have been one of the most consistent and successful teams in the tournament.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli checks MS Dhoni’s thumb. (Photo Source: Twitter)

CSK finished as the runners-up in IPL 2019 and would be hoping that they can go one step further in the upcoming season. The agony of losing out due to the brilliance of Lasith Malinga is still fresh in the minds of CSKians and IPL fans. The auctions for IPL 2020 were held in Kolkata on the 19th of December, and every franchise did a lot of work.

Chennai Super Kings spent nearly Rs. 15 crore and acquired the services of Piyush Chawla, Sam Curran, R Sai Kishore, and Josh Hazelwood. Before the auction, Chennai already had one of the strongest squads in the tournament and so they decided to retain a majority of their players. With the acquisition of four new quality players, they have made their squad even stronger. They could have probably tried to get a young batsman in the middle-order to compliment the other experienced veterans who form the core of the ‘Daddy’s Army’.

Ever since the beginning of the IPL in 2008, CSK have been one of the most consistent and successful teams in the tournament. The secret behind their success has been a mix of many factors, and once again going into a new edition of the IPL they look like one of the strongest teams on paper.

Here are three reasons why Chennai Super Kings are one of the most balanced and strongest teams in the league right now and will help them win the tournament in IPL 2020:

1. Very strong and talented Indian core

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo: IANS)

The biggest reason behind Chennai’s success has been its strong Indian core, and going into the 2020 season things look no different. Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav and MS Dhoni make for one of the strongest batting lineups in the league. Deepak Chahar, meanwhile, has been a revelation for CSK over the past two seasons and will look to continue his form in 2020.

The acquisition of Piyush Chawla has made their Indian spin bowling department even deeper. Ravindra Jadeja and Harbhajan Singh already make for a very strong spin bowling duo. Where they faltered is acquiring the services of one of the promising Under 19 stars who could be the perfect foil to Shane Watson, Rayudu, Faf Du Plessis, Raina and MSD.

Playing in tough Indian conditions versus the best players in the world requires experience and quality. Chennai’s strong Indian core has both of those things in spades, which can help take them all the way to the title once again. With their favorite son MS Dhoni looking to make a formal comeback to cricket in IPL 2020, their fans can expect him to fire both as a skipper and batsman in IPL 2020 and get back the trophy from Mumbai Indians.

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