MS Dhoni on multiple occasions before stated that he will retire from the IPL only at Chepauk, the home ground for CSK. Now, the IPL returned to the home-away format for the first time after COVID. As said, will it be his last IPL season? Well, we will leave that for the time being.
Let us have a look at how CSK’s squad is and their chances. Dhoni believes in multiple options. Thus, CSK is filled with match-winning all-rounders. There is Ben Stokes to start with. There are Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, and Deepak Chahar in the squad who were potential match-winners with the ball and the bat as well. If planned correctly, CSK has a long batting lineup until the 9th position.
Here’s the probable playing XI of the side.
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ben Stokes, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, Ravindra Jadeja, Shivam Dube, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Sisanda Magala, Simarjeet Singh
If playing at Chepauk, where the pitch favors the spinners, Chennai will look to bring Maheesh Theekshana into the scheme of things. Chennai could also use the impact player rule to add a bowling cushion.