IPL 2024: CSK SWOT Analysis, Full Squad, Chennai Super Kings Strongest Playing XI
IPL 2024: CSK SWOT Analysis

CSK SWOT Analysis IPL 2024: Just a week or so from now, the seventeenth season of the Indian Premier League is set to commence. The five-time champions are all set for another run for gold under the captaincy of legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Here is the CSK SWOT analysis, Full Squad, Chennai Super Kings Strongest Playing XI.

Chennai Super Kings have an impressive and iconic history tied up with their tail embellished with five coveted IPL Titles. After their sensational performance followed by the fifth title in the 2023 tournament, the Yellow Army will be one of the favorites to win the distinguished trophy again.

At the 2024 Indian Premier League auction in Dubai, CSK bid INR 30.40 crore to acquire match-winning players Shardul Thakur, Mustafizur Rahman, Rachin Ravindra, and Daryl Mitchell. They also brought in domestic names like Avanish Rao Aravelly and Sameer Rizvi at the business event. Rizvi, who has been playing for Uttar Pradesh on the domestic circuit since 2020, was selected for a whopping INR 8.40 crore.

Below is the CSK SWOT analysis, Full Squad, Chennai Super Kings Strongest Playing XI for IPL 2024:

CSK SWOT Analysis

Strengths of the Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2024 Captain, Head Coach, and Support Staff List
MS Dhoni

The first and far-most differentiator of the CSK franchise from the others in the tournament is the presence of a genius mind behind the stumps. The Wicketkeeper skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for molding the players to bring out the best of them and he has done this in the best way possible with exceptional results.

Other than that, CSK has a strong abundance of quality all-rounders. They have quality spin options from Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner to Maheesh Theekshana in their squad. They also own powerful smashers of the ball like Shivam Dube, and Daryl Mitchell who can also contribute with the ball.

They have covered the completed batting department quality options like Ruturaj Gaikwad, Anjinkya Rahane, newly added Sammer Rizwi, and more.

Weaknesses of The Chennai Super Kings

Though Chennai Super Kings have the likes of Deepak Chahar and Matheesha Pathirana, they still lack an experienced bowling spearhead. Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, and Rajvardhan Hangargekar are three other pacers that CSK have used with different combinations but it hasn’t worked all the time in the previous season.

Deepak Chahar
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Pathirana is the only death over baller and that is where the problem starts with CSK. If they fail to pick up wickets in the middle overs, they do not have enough reinforcement in the death.

Opportunities for the Chennai Super Kings

Having such a squad and such a skipper always tempts you to call them strong contenders for a title win. Yes, they are a strong party and there are always opportunities for them to lift the title or at least reach the playoffs.

Mukesh Chowdhary
Mukesh Choudhary (Image Source: BCCI TV)

There are a lot of players who can make a lot of the season. Mukesh Choudhary and Rajvardhan Hangargekar are the youngsters who would be looking for an exciting and successful season in the bowling department.

Threats to the Chennai Super Kings 

The absence of veteran opener Devon Conway is the biggest threat to Chennai Super Kings for phase 1 of the IPL 2024. The injured Devon Conway is set to miss the first phase of IPL 2024 and CSK are forced to alter their opening combination which has provided them success in the past.

Chennai Super Kings Squad

MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, Avinash Rao Aravelly 

Chennai Super Kings Strongest Playing XI

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Rachin Ravindra
Ajinkya Rahane
Moeen Ali
Shivam Dube
Ravindra Jadeja
MS Dhoni (c & wk)
Deepak Chahar
Matheesha Pathirana
Tushar Deshpande/ Mukesh Choudhary
Maheesh Theekshana

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