Analysis done by-Shwet Bhushan Tripathi.

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Welcome to our team preview of each team for this IPL.

In our preview we will rate each team according to their squad ,We will give our rating out of 30 points for each team.

Rating factors will be:

1.Batting Strength will be rated out of  5

2.Bowling Strength will be rated out of  5

3.All rounder capabilty will be rated out of  5

4.Quality of Overseas Player, it will be rated out of 5

5.Captaincy , Coaching and Staff will be rated out of 5

6.Wicket Keeper will be rated out of 5.

In the end of all team preview we will se which team will stand at which position according to their rating.

Today we will analyse Chennai Super King and at the end we will also see their probable11 for first match.

Squad of (25 mem):

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo. Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Mark Wood, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif K M, N Jagadeesan, Kanishk Seth, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Kshitiz Sharma, Chaitanya Bishnoi

Batsman:After two year ban CSK is back and with all due respect king Dhoni has been given the captain seat again.Most pleasant person would be Dhoni because for him playing for chennai means playing at home.Again we had seen that during the auction day all those player had been bought who are familiar to him and all buy were upto the mark.In batting department this team has all the fire power ranging from t20 specialist Raina than Du Plesis will anchor the inning where as Shane Watson will give them fly start and things will be finished by Dhoni and Jadhav.They have all bases covered and under the captaincy of Dhoni this team will be difficult to beat.

I will rate them 4.5 out of 5.

Bowling:By removing Ashwin and grabing Harbhajan for just 2cr seems to be smart buy for them as Harbhajan Singh may bowl 4 very economical over for them.By taking Mark Wood and L Ngidi they have strengthen their fast bowling department  though in my opinion any one of Ngidi or Mark Wood will play but they have the back-up option in case of injury or loss of form whereas these bolwers will be supported by  Shane Watson and Dwayne Bravo , in spin departmnet they have Jadeja, Harbhajan where as Karan Sharma will be back-up for them if any-one got injury than he will get the chance.Cause of worry for them is Bravo 4 overs because his recent form was very poor and in PSL he had  leaked lot of run.Jadeja had not play this short format for while so he will deinetely found it difficult to adjust himself.

Overall at death overs will be cause of worry for them if Bravo will leak run then they don’t have good option in place of him .

So i will rate them 4 out of 5

Allrounders:They have good pool of All-Rounder ranging form Shane Watson ,Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo and all are epxpert of this department and all can bowl 4 overs and can also bat very well and important thing for them Watson will open the inning as well as he is capable of bowling at death if needed because he had the experience of bowling at death for Australia.Emergence of Kedar Jadhav as all-rounder will be added advantage for them if Jadeja will leak run then he can be used to stop that leakage and this departmnet give captain lot of flexibility and Dhoni can go for any one at any time .Then there comes their death specialist Bravo and on his day he can win matches for them single handedly,same with Jadeja .

Overall they have good pool of All-rounder which can be proved handy in important matches

I will rate 4.5 out of 5 in all-round department.

Quality Of Overseas Players: In this department this team has lot of quality .They have allrounders like Bravo and Watson and in Bowling they have Mark Wood who can bowl at good pace and can also trouble Indian Batsman with his bounce and he has won lot of matches for England also.Having Faf Duplesis in their line up will give their batting some stability and he can accelerate the inning at his will but injury of Snatner will hurt them because he had proved himself earlier in Indian condition.Still they have good pool of overseas player and all can win matches for them.

So in overseas player I will rate them 4.5 out of 5.

Captaincy ,Coaching and Staff: They have most reliable captain in form of Dhoni ,who had won lot of IPL title for them and they will want another from him.This time we may not witness earlier Dhoni in batting but his no one can match his decision till date and his experience in captaincy will give this frnachise an added advantage.

In coaching they have Stphen Fleming whose tenure is very fruitful for them under his guidence India had got lot of young players.

So in this department I will rate them 5 out of 5.

Wicketkeeping: They have most experienced Wicket Keeper in form of Dhoni there is no doubt over his stumping but his catching and batting will be cause of worry for them because I have some doubt over his hitting capability, nowdays he can’t hit the ball out of ground at his will but still on his day he can do so.

So in this department i will rate them 4 out 5.

So this franchise is one of the contender of  wining the title under the leadership of Dhoni.

They got 26.5 rating out of 30 .

Probable 11 for first match:

Murali Vijay,Shane Watson,Suresh Raina, Faf Du Plessis,MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav,Dwayne Bravo,Ravindra Jadeja,Harbhajan Singh , Shardul Thakur , Mark Wood/Lungisani Ngidi,