Chennai Super Kings (CSK)
The Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings had an oscillating last few years. After the franchise was put behind the bars for a few years, CSK roared back in 2018 season with a title win. 2019 also witnessed CSK in the finals where they were defeated by the mighty Mumbai Indians. But what dented their IPL journey was the 2020 season which was probably an aberration as well. They found themselves languishing at the bottom of the pile.
But with a new season and with some new faces in the camp, CSK will look to make amends and march ahead with the upcoming season. They have a perfect balance of youth and experience. Under Dhoni’s shadow, many had flourished in the past and hope that the trend only stretches in IPL 2021 as well. With the return of Raina and some smart buys in IPL Auction 2021, CSK looks a more balanced side than the previous season and is all geared up to wreak damage.
Best Playing XI of Chennai Super Kings (CSK): Faf du Plessis, Robin Uthappa, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur.