It is now into the second phase of the IPL 2019 edition and all teams are likely in a position to appear in playoffs both mathematically and realistically. MS Dhoni led CSK are sitting in the top of the table but he has now some worries regarding his team combination. Despite a fabulous knock of 84 runs by him, he faced a defeat to RCB for just a 1 run. In order to carry a great momentum every captain wants to retain a fix combination to play with. CSK is known for their constant team line-up but this year hasn’t been that so far.
Chennai Super Kings are aware of that and still looking that winning combination that can lead them to finals. Captain MSD is not that kind of a captain who wants to change players regularly despite of a few bad performances. But, this year, it was surprisingly noticed in their last few games in the IPL 2019. Well, let’s start with batting performances where the opening pair is seriously an issue with the off form of Shane Watson.
Watson couldn’t manage to build a great innings so far. In the middle order Raina, Rayadu and Kedar Jadav performing average regularly. DJ Bravo, the star all rounder of CSK was rested for a long time despite of his injuries. In the spin section Dhoni has to choose between Harbhajan and Santner. Harbhajan played some match winning performances though he was chopped for pace pitches where Shardul Thakur was taken to help Deepak Chahar in pace attack.
Tahir was the lone player in spin section. Santner also not in the form, he kept economical though but not picked wickets in crucial times. Chahar and Thakur expressing themselves quite nicely and pace attack seems balanced for that. But, with the current scenario Dhoni has some serious issues to handle to retain their crown again in this year.