What a comeback from Chennai super kings in 2021 IPL after not qualified for playoffs in IPL 2020. But they made some changes In 2021 and become the table topper till now. They became the team to beat in the 2021 Indian Premier League. Chennai Super Kings won 8 matches out of their 10 matches in IPL 2021 to top the table till now.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is the franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India, which has been playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) since the first edition of the tournament in 2008. They are one of the eight teams to compete in the 2021 Indian Premier League. The Super Kings have previously lifted the IPL title thrice (in 2010, 2011 and 2018)
The 2020 disaster for Chennai Super Kings
IPL 2020 was a disaster for Chennai Super. Kings as It was the first time in IPL history Chennai did not qualify for playoffs. Chennai won their opening game against Mumbai Indians but soon they lost track and started losing matches one after another. They just won their 3 matches in their first 11 matches and got out of the tournament.
But they made a statement to win their last 3 matches. And there are some positives also from 2020. The daddy army just proved that experience could be a big factor in the T20 matches.
A new star named Ruturaj Gaikwad was born in Chennai in 2020. Chennai also had gained some momentum at the end of IPL 2021 by winning the last 3 matches.
What a comeback from Chennai after a fresh start in 2021
After Losing the 1st match everyone thought Chennai would end up the same as in 2021 but they came back stronger and won their next 5 matches consecutively. They have beaten Punjab Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata knight riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals in their 5 match winning strike.
Now in the 2nd phase of IPL Chennai are at the top of the table till now with 8 out of 10 wins. Now they are almost qualified for playoffs as there is no history with teams having 16 points who didn’t qualify for the playoffs.
Chennai might again lift the trophy for the 4th time as their arch-rival Mumbai Indians is struggling to go to the playoffs. Mumbai have to win their remaining 4 matches to qualify.
Reason for Chennai’s superb comeback in 2021
- The super consistent partnership between Faf Du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. They always kept giving CSK the start they needed to chase down a target or set a big target. As of them, it is the first time in IPL history Chennai had three consecutive opening partnership.
- Short but splendid innings from England player Mooen Ali in most of the matches.
- Presence of the best all-rounder of India Ravindra Jadeja in the middle order.
- Raina and Rayudu are the pillars of Chennai Super Kings Middle Order to play spin properly.
We are seeing the best of Chennai Super Kings now with Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Captain. Hope for the best for them.
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