IPL 2021: This edition of the IPL has just been brilliant for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). Their batting, bowling and fielding have just been top-notch compared to others.
However, they have also dominated the points table for a very long time. CSK has been at the top two since the beginning of this season itself. And many experts were doubting them after the first phase.
Their subjugation was that CSK has always performed well in India but not outside. And the UAE leg was always a huge problem for them. But CSK did well to take on the challenge.
They did well to beat the likes of big teams from the start itself. They handed a defeat to Mumbai Indians, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata Knight Riders and many other top teams.
One of the key factors behind such domination has been the calm and cool mindset of MS Dhoni. It is due to him why CSK are performing so well in this season. And MS Dhoni has been a reason why CSK is such a successful team in its entirety of the IPL.
But a few matches lately have not gone their way, especially against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals. Those are two teams that handed the defeat into the hands of Chennai Super Kings.
Moreover, Chennai Super Kings also received a major pushback after the injury of Sam Curran. The English international is out from the IPL as well as the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
Sam Curran is an attacking player who plays the attacking brand of cricket in terms of batting. He is also a very good bowler who comes in handy in the tight situations of the match. He will be dearly missed in the CSK camp and England camp.
IPL 2021: CSK replace Sam with Dominic Drakes
However, Chennai Super Kings have been quick at landing a replacement for Sam Curran. They have temporarily signed Dominic Drakes who is an allrounder very similar to Sam Curran.
Dwayne Bravo has supposedly played a huge role in convincing CSK management towards signing Dominic Drakes. The West Indies player was famously known for his brilliant innings in the CPL final recently.
Moreover, Chennai Super Kings will have a very attacking batsman in their hands. For a long time, CSK has not been able to sign such an attacking batsman. They went for Glenn Maxwell in the auctions but that could not happen.
Chennai Super Kings have finally confirmed their place in the top two. They will most probably face Delhi Capitals in the first Playoffs encounter. DC has been successful at handing two defeats to Chennai Super Kings this season.
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