The Chennai Super Kings started the 2021 IPL season with a loss, but there are still plenty of games to go. Captain MS Dhoni expressed his disappointment with CSK’s bowling performance, while he was also not happy with the dew factor in the game. Two tactical changes in CSK’s XI of play are likely against the Punjab Kings.
Here’s our predicted XI of CSK vs. DC:
Ruturaj Gaikwad: Ruturaj Gaikwad showed moments of brilliance in the opener against DC, but couldn’t continue. He would hope for better performance.
Robin uthappa: Robin Uthappa will likely make his CSK debut replacing Faf du Plessis in the squad, to allow for a change in bowling tactics.
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Moeen Ali: Moeen Ali did the no. 3 places his after a sensational performance with the bat. If he continues with similar performance, he can really make a huge difference in the first order of CSK.
Suresh Raina: Suresh Raina came back with a vengeance, and so he scored a fifty in the first game. he hopes to play 20 overs against PBKS. Key player for CSK.
MS Dhoni (c / wk): There was a lot of talk about MS Dhoni’s batting order last season, but he’s likely to continue to play the float role this season as well. However, he must beat higher to guide the innings.
Dwayne Bravo: All-around West Indies player Dwayne Bravo is CSK’s impact player, and as long as he’s in good shape, he can prove he’s the winner in every game.
Sam curran: Sam Curran has been in great shape with the stick, but he also needs to do more with the ball.
Ravindra Jadeja: Ravindra Jadeja started well with the bat and the ball. He is hungry to return to the Indian team, and it is already showing in his game.
Shardul Thakur: Shardul Thakur was quite expensive in the first game, and he was hoping for a better performance against Punjab.
Deepak chahar: Deepak Chahar had struggled in recent months with the new ball. He hopes to do better against Punjab, although there may come a time when MS Dhoni will have to make a tough appeal.
Imran Tahir: Imran Tahir didn’t get many games last season, but he is likely to start in Game 2 this year. CSK will have to leave Ambati Rayudu aside for a better balance on the side.
CSK XI predicts: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Moeen Ali, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (c / wk), Dwayne Bravo, Sam Curran, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Imran Tahir