CSK Team 2021 Players List
Chennai Super Kings 2021 Team
IPL 2021 CSK players list is placed here. The Super Kings have lifted the IPL trophy on three occasions. They have the highest win percentage of any other team in the league. They had reached the playoffs in every IPL edition up until last season when they failed miserably in their attempt finishing second from last. They are coached by New Zealander Stephen Fleming, who brings an abundance of experience to the team. CSK squad 2021 is placed below.
While captain MS Dhoni and vice-captain Suresh Raina have kept their places, a lot of the old guard hasn’t, as the likes of Piyush Chawla and Harbhajan Singh have left the franchise as well as Shane Watson, who has retired. It was clear to all involved and us the fans that Chennai needed a change of direction and to inject some fresh blood following a disastrous season last year.
They were undoubtedly bold in the IPL auction this year, but they do appear to have taken a couple of gambles which only time will tell if they are to pay off. Either way, they have made the changes required to at least try to improve upon last season. The first of those gambles is on Krishnappa Gowtham, who went for the hefty sum of Rs. 9.25 Crore, making him the most expensive uncapped Indian in the history of the IPL. There is no doubt in his talent, and he does bring some much-needed youth to the team, but can he handle the pressure of such a large price tag? That remains to be seen, and the jury is certainly out on this call. Their second gamble is perhaps less of a risk. However, there are still question marks over the decision, which is to bring in Cheteshwar Pujara. Pujara is a seasoned red-ball specialist, but he hasn’t played in the IPL for seven years. The signing that excites me the most is English all-rounder Moeen Ali who was picked up for Rs. 7 Crore. Ali is a veteran of the game but still often plays like a young player coming up through the ranks. They also picked up Harisankar Reddy and Bhagvath Varma in the auction.
While the Super Kings have made some needed changes, they haven’t achieved what they set out to as they wanted to refresh the side with young blood. Bringing in the likes of Ali and Pujara has not done that. While there is no denying their talents, I still feel it is a disappointing auction for Chennai. They could struggle again this season.
CSK have a lot of fans support and not just because they have won the IPL three times. For a side to have the presence of MS Dhoni as their captain given his idol worship, you expect the team to be as well-followed too. And their squad reflects the thinking of their skipper – a need to back most of the players who had won them the trophy in 2018. IPL Chennai super kings squad 2021 players list is placed below.
CSK 2021 Team Squad Updated
CSK Players List 2021 is placed below;
MS Dhoni (captain), Suresh Raina, Narayan Jagadeesabn, Ruturaj Gaikwad, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Mitchell Santner, Dwayne Bravo, Lungi Ngidi, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Imran Tahir, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M.Harisankar Reddy, K.Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth, R Sai Kishore, Josh Hazlewood