Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) failed to qualify for the playoffs during the last season. This happened for the first time when the Chennai-based franchise didn’t make it to the top four.
However, they have addressed some of their issues ahead of the upcoming edition. Moreover, the MS Dhoni-led side looks a lot more balanced now with the comeback of Mr IPL Suresh Raina.
Youngster N Jagadeesan is also confident about Chennai’s chances in IPL 2021. He mentioned that they now have a well-balanced side that ticks all the boxes. He also talked about the experience that Raina and Robin Uthappa adds to the team.
“We have a well-balanced side that ticks all the boxes. We are keen to perform well this season. We have the right mixture of batters, bowlers and all-rounders and so we are in a positive frame of mind,’’ said N Jagadeesan.
“Raina is a proven performer and has a lot of experience playing the IPL. He being around this time augurs well for the side. Uthappa is a top-order batsman with loads of experience. In a tournament like the IPL, experience counts and it’s good to have people with experience in our ranks,’’ Jagadeesan added.
‘Presence of Moeen and Gowtham is a big plus’: Jagadeesan
The Chennai-based added some quality all-rounders to their side during the IPL 2021 auctions. This included the likes of Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham. Moreover, with the presence of Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo and Ravindra Jadeja already in the squad, CSK looks pretty solid on paper.
“All-rounders are very important for a side as they provide the edge for a team in a close game. The presence of Moeen and Gowtham is a big plus,” explained Jagadeesan.