IPL 2024: 3 Reasons Why Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Qualify For Playoffs

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have always been synonymous with greatness and royalty. They are one of the most consistent teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and have always been at the limelight, thanks to their legendary skipper, MS Dhoni.

Till date, Chennai have won 5 IPL titles and alongside Mumbai Indians (MI), are the most successful team in the history of this lucrative IPL. Despite being banned for a couple of years, Chennai Super Kings didn’t take much time to get back into winning ways.

MS Dhoni’s brilliance is a key factor and the way he marshals the troops is another noteworthy factor behind CSK’s immense success. Notably, they are the defending champions of IPL as they had beaten Gujarat Titans (GT) in the IPL 2023 finals.

In this article, we take a look at 3 reasons why Chennai Super Kings might qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2024:

1. The Chepauk pitch factor

Chennai Super Kings have always performed well at their own backyard, in Chepauk. The wicket is slow and sluggish and favours spinners. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Rachin Ravindra and Mitchell Santner are all set to benefit from these spin-friendly conditions in Chennai.

Jadeja had bagged 20 wickets in IPL 2023 and this is another prime example as to why the spinners have always performed well for the Chennai-based franchise.

Plus, the likes of Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad are great players of spin and will benefit greatly from these conditions.

2. In-form players

There are several in-form players in Chennai Super Kings and they will play an instrumental role in CSK’s campaign in this IPL. With the likes of Rachin Ravindra and Ruturaj Gaikwad performing well in international cricket, CSK’s team management can heave a sigh of relief ahead of their campaign.

Plus, the return of Shardul Thakur will bolster the bowling department of Chennai Super Kings.

3. MS Dhoni and his calm demeanor

Undoubtedly, CSK’s most precious asset is MS Dhoni. The captain of the ship, MS Dhoni is likely to play his last season in the IPL and would be hoping to finish on a high for a franchise that has given him so much since 2008.

MS Dhonis is one of the best captains in IPL and has 133 wins in 226 IPL matches so far. Based on statistics, he is the best captain in the history of the Indian Premier League.

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