Four time winners , Chennai Super Kings, are yet one of the best this season. As always, CSK have shown their faith in all-rounders.They have great leaders with Stephen Fleming, MS Dhoni and now the "rockstar" Ravindra Jadeja too. Qualifying for play-offs is a good chance for them.
Strongest XI :
Ravindra Jadeja ©️
MS Dhoni (wk)
They have a great batting line-up with narry a chink in their armour. Ruturaj Gaikwad has been in good form across competitions however Devon Conway is yet to establish himself in the IPL. Moeen Ali and Ambati Rayudu are a proven middle-order duo who can control the game as needed. Shivam Dube was in decent form in the previous season and Ravindra Jadeja has been in sensational form. MS Dhoni is not what he used to be but the pressure is not on him now. The finishing is reinforced with hitters in Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Deepak Chahar, and Dwayne Bravo. Their spin lacks a bit on paper but the Moeen-Jadeja duo is proven. In-case they have problems, Mitchell Santner is an option.Their pace is excellent with several options. Deepak Chahar and Adam Milne are excellent with the new ball. DJ Bravo and Raj Hangargekar would do well in the death overs. This still leaves Shivam Dube as an X-factor. They have plenty of bowling options, humongous batting depth, match-winners and great leaders.
Predicted finish - 3rd