Chennai Super Kings(CSK) team analysis 2023

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The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had a forgettable season last year, finishing in ninth place. Chennai will try to return to Chepauk stadium in style and clinch a record-equaling fifth IPL trophy. One of their key to success over the last seasons have been keeping a closely-knit squad. They are obsessed with preserving the core of its side, which they have done with considerable success. Stephen Fleming and the rest of the management group will be look to find that elusive combination that can help them go all the way this time. Let’s take a look at Chennai Super Kings squad for this seasons IPL.

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Batting

Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway opened last year and it seems they will open this time too. Gaikwad has impressed in the last few seasons earning few Indian caps along the way and Devon Conway is a regular in the New Zealand setup. Moeen Ali and Ben stokes in 3 and 4 provides the explosiveness that every team requires. Given that their middle order frequently struggles to have a reliable batter, if Ajinkya Rahane or Ambati Rayudu is given a chance, they can showcase their talent in this role. If one of them get going, expect CSK to score massive runs. Jadeja and Dhoni would play the role of finishers and given their skill experience, they won’t have to look for anybody else.

All Rounders

CSK’s squad includes some of the world’s top all-rounders. Their squad features brilliant players like Ben Stokes, Ravidra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, and Moeen Ali. Moeen will be deployed at 3 as a powerful batting all-rounder. Ben Stokes has been brought in to replace DJ Bravo, who was unable to perform to expectations, and is expected to have an immediate impact. Shivam Dube and Ravindra Jadeja will walk straight into any IPL teams given their batting and bowling abilities.

Bowling

Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Takur and Deepak Chahar were the primary pace bowlers used by CSK in the previous seasons. But apart from Chahar, both of them have been released. Instead they have brought in South African pacer Dwaine Pretorius and New Zealand’s Kyle Jamieson. Ben Stokes and Shivam Dube would come in handy during the middle overs.  They have a well-balanced spin attack comprising Mahesh Theekshana, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner and Ravindra Jadeja. Ali and Jadeja would be the likely starters for the team given that one bowls right-arm offspin and the other bowls left-arm offspin.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Strengths

Their greatest strength is the presence of some world-class all-rounders. Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Ravindra Jadeja! On any given day, the team can manage to have 7 bowling choices even when only using 4 bowlers. All of these players are explosive on the field and exceptional athletes. Stokes and Jadeja’s fitness levels are self-evident, since they are two of the best fielders on the planet. MSD’s expertise and cricketing mind have always been valuable assets to this side. They also have some good spinners in the likes of Jaddu, Ali, and Teekshana.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Weakness

As MS Dhoni isn’t the Dhoni he was at his best, CSK may lack role of a finisher. As a result, if the batting order collapses, the team may struggle. The biggest worry for CSK in IPL 2023 will be death bowling. The presence of only two good Indian pacers is another issue. The team lacks a solid Indian pacer outside from Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Chowdhary. Their top-order too doesn’t give a lot of hope as was the case last year. Apart from Ruturaj Gaikwad, they don’t have any explosive batter in the top 3.            

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) full squad for IPL 2023

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Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Devon Conway (NZ).

Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane.

All-rounders: Moeen Ali (ENG), Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius (SA), Mitchell Santner (NZ), Ben Stokes (ENG), Kyle Jamieson (NZ), Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu.

Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana (SL), Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana (SL).

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) expected playing eleven:

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni(C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar,  Maheesh Teekshana, Mukesh Chowdhary.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fixture list for IPL 2023

Here are the full fixture list for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) this season.

Date and TimeMatch Details
Fri, Mar 31
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Gujarat Titans vs Chennai Super Kings, 1st Match
IPL 2023
Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad
Mon, Apr 03
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Lucknow Super Giants, 6th Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sat, Apr 08
02:00 PM GMT |07:30 PM LOCAL
Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, 12th Match
IPL 2023
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Wed, Apr 12
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, 17th Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Mon, Apr 17
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, 24th Match
IPL 2023
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Fri, Apr 21
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, 29th Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sun, Apr 23
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, 33rd Match
IPL 2023
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Thu, Apr 27
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, 37th Match
IPL 2023
Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
Sun, Apr 30
10:00 AM GMT | 03:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, 41st Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Thu, May 04
10:00 AM GMT | 03:30 PM LOCAL
Lucknow Super Giants vs Chennai Super Kings, 46th Match
IPL 2023
Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow
Sat, May 06
10:00 AM GMT | 03:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, 49th Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Wed, May 10
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Delhi Capitals, 55th Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sun, May 14
02:00 PM GMT | 07:30 PM LOCAL
Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, 61st Match
IPL 2023
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai
Sat, May 20
10:00 AM GMT| 03:30 PM LOCAL
Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, 67th Match
IPL 2023
Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi

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