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Why are Chennai Super Kings the favourite to lift the IPL Trophy again?

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The new season of IPL is about to go on the floors, and the excitement is building with every passing day. The respective franchises have already completed their shopping during the IPL 2024 auctions, and now they are in the process of strategizing the best combination of players for the league. As IPL 2024 slowly comes into the picture, the defending champions and one of the strongest teams in the history of IPL - Chennai Super Kings, will be in the spotlight. They are a dangerous tribe with some of the best players in the world who are match-winners and displayed an exceptional performance in the previous season under the leadership of the legendary MS Dhoni.

Chennai Super Kings is a team that never fails to surprise. They made a huge comeback in the league after witnessing a major disappointment in IPL 2022. MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings have lifted 5 IPL trophies, and now the franchise will eye to lift the trophy for the 6th time and become the most dominant team in the history of IPL. As IPL 2024 comes into the picture, CSK is again one of the favorites to win the league, and in the article, we dive into the detailed analysis of why they are the favorites to win the league for the 2nd consecutive time, making bold IPL predictions.

Why are Chennai Super Kings the favourite to lift the IPL Trophy again?

String Core of Players

The team management of Chennai Super Kings strongly believes in its players and more than that they trust in their core players who have been part of the franchise for a long time. This year again CSK has shown its trust in their core players and retained MS Dhoni (c), Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Shivam Dube, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. In the previous season of IPL, Ajinkye Rahane became part of the franchise and had a brilliant run at the top order. It is because of the same reason the management retained him and will be expecting a similar performance in 2024. Maheesh Theekshana is one of the primary pacers for the team and even after having a below-average season last year, the management has shown their trust in the Sri Lankan and has retained him. This clearly shows that CSK has a strong core of players who are not insecure about their position in the team and there is a two-way trust between the players and the team management.

Strategic Acquisitions for IPL 2024

Even after having some of the best players in the team, Chennai Super Kings was actively purchasing players during the IPL 2024 auctions. Their finest purchase was Rachin Ravindra. The Kiwi player showed his ability to score runs on Indian pitches during the ODI World Cup and he will be expected to perform with the same pace in IPL as well. The management successfully bought Shardul Thakur & Daryl Mitchell and filled their void in the middle and lower order. Shardul will come in handy as a pace option and he carries the ability to score quick runs in pressured situations. Predominantly a middle-order batsman, Daryl Mitchell has filled the void of Ambati Ryudu in the team who retired in 2023 from all formats of cricket.

MS Dhoni - Settled Leadership

Dhoni's return as captain provides a sense of stability and strategic nous for a team aiming to retain their IPL crown. This leadership continuity is crucial. Dhoni's experience and cricketing mind have been instrumental in CSK's past success. His presence fosters team spirit and ensures players understand their roles. With a core group of players like Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad alongside him, Dhoni can guide CSK's title defence with a well-oiled leadership unit.

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