IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Chennai Super Kings (CSK)

Many fans believe the Chennai Super Kings still do not have the perfect squad for IPL 2021.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Chennai Super Kings had an uneventful IPL 2020 in the United Arab Emirates. The three-time champions attained the seventh position on the points table. The Super Kings had qualified for the playoffs in every season they played before 2020. However, that streak ended last year in the Middle East.

Although Chennai Super Kings finished seventh in 2020, the team management retained most of their players. The Chennai-based franchise signed Robin Uthappa in the trade window. At IPL Auction 2021, they acquired English all-rounder Moeen Ali’s services. Besides, Chennai also roped in Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Varma, and C Hari Nishaanth.

Many fans believe the Chennai Super Kings still do not have the perfect squad for IPL 2021. Still, the presence of MS Dhoni as the captain and the experience in the squad makes the Super Kings one of the favorites to lift the trophy this year.

Here’s the Final squad of CSK for IPL 2021:

MS Dhoni (C & WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, KM Asif, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Imran Tahir, N Jagadeesan, Karn Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shardul Thakur, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood, R Sai Kishore, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.

Purse remaining– 2.55 Crore

Here’s a detailed SWOT Analysis of the CSK squad for IPL 2021:

Strengths – Experience and Quality all-rounders

Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran
Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

As mentioned ahead, the Chennai Super Kings have many seasoned pros in their squad this year. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, DJ Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, and Robin Uthappa have been a part of this tournament for years now. Even Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar have gained a lot of experience while playing for the Chennai-based franchise.

There are close encounters frequently in the IPL. Only the experienced players can achieve success consistently in this tournament. Thus, the rich experience that the squad possesses will be one of their top strengths in the upcoming IPL season.

Another strong point in the Chennai Super Kings squad is the number of all-rounders. Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Sam Curran, DJ Bravo, Mitchell Santner, and Shardul Thakur have the potential to turn the game with their all-round brilliance.