After a great comeback, they were just a shot off from lifting the IPL trophy for the 4th time.
CSK doesn’t have a great team but Dhoni somehow manages to take them into the playoffs.
However, their squad is ageing as the year goes by and they must look to add some young players in that lineup.
With Ngidi and Bravo, they don’t need any overseas pacer but they must buy an Indian death bowler. Their spin department is great with Jadeja, Bhajji and Tahir.
Their 4 primary overseas player will be : Shane Watson,Faf Du Plesis , Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir.
Thus their playing XI will look like:
1. Shane Watson (O)
2. Faf Du Plesis (O)
3. Suresh Raina
4. MS Dhoni (wk) (C)
5. Kedar Jadhav
6. Dwayne Bravo (O)
7. Ravindra Jadeja
8. Deepak Chahar
9. Imran Tahir (O)
10. Harbhajan Singh
11. Indian Pacer
So, Who is that guy? You might have guessed it. It’s Jaydev Unadkat.
Some might say he has been flop for 2 years so why bother buying him? But, let me tell you that is most effective bowler in pitches like that of Chennai.
He can bowl slower balls and easily be a lead bowler with guidance of MS Dhoni.
Since Rajasthan will surely release him, CSK can get him at around 3-4 cr price.
The above playing XI can produce consistent results which is always the case with Chennai.
Do you think CSK can make it to another Final and even lift the Trophy?