Firefighting a range of issues — from its key players pulling out of IPL to others testing positive for coronavirus — a resurgent Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will look to compete with the same intensitiy as it has before under the wings of their captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
And CSK’s bowling duo, Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo, will have a massive responsibility especially in the absence of their star bowler Harbhajan Singh to deliver match-winning performances in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
CSK will lock horns with arch-rivals Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the tournament on September 19th.
Bravo and Tahir – the backbone of CSK’s bowling attack
The yellow army never had a threatening bowling attack like Mumbai Indians (MI) or Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) but their players have used age to their advantage and took the team to the finishing line.
Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo are going to be the two pillars of their bowling attack especially in UAE, where the pitch is slow and offer advantage to medium pacers and spinners. The two bowlers have impressive career strike-rates and have provided their teams important breakthroughs at crucial junctures.
The 41-year-old, Tahir, won the purple cap last season with 26 wickets while Bravo has won the purple cap twice in 2013 and 2015.
Both Imran Tahir and Dwayne Bravo have had a good season at CPL, which will boost their confidence in UAE. While Bravo had nine scalps in the league, Tahir finished third on the leading wicket-taker list with 15 wickets. Both of them would look to make the best of their current form and guide CSK to its fourth title.