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The TATA IPL 2022 season will begin on the 26th of March. The season will be a very long fiasco and will last for two months. The teams that hold the longevity and can perform consistently will qualify for the playoffs. Chennai Super Kings is certainly a good conductor. I predict Chennai to be the second team to qualify for the playoffs. Chennai and its management have the knack and know what it takes to make it to the playoffs. Here is a look at the reasons. 

Chennai Super Kings had an Amazing TATA IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 

Deepak Chahar to be available from Mid April for Tata IPL 2022
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The Super Kings had an amazing TATA IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The team has all bases covered except the backup for Deepak Chahar. However, the team looks solid. They have also opted for a few younger players to complement the experienced ones. Alongside the cool head of MSD, they have the inspiration of Jadeja. With the slower balls of Bravo, they have the zing-fast pace of Rajvardhan Hangargekar. Moeen Ali feels himself while batting at number 3 and Chennai has made good use of him. They did break the bank for Deepak Chahar but this shows their faith in the bowler.  

Experienced Players who have the Feeling of Winning the IPL and Crunch Moments: 

The Chennai Super Kings are also called the “Dad’s Army”. This just doesn’t define their age but with age comes experience. MSD, Ambati Rayudu, Robbie Uthappa, DJ Bravo, and Moeen Ali have played all over the globe in big tournaments. Bravo is second in the list of players to have played the greatest number of freelance T20 games behind big man Polly.  

MSD Factor: 

MSD factor is often overhyped as many people would say. But what does it exactly mean? It means that very average or below-average players become beasts under the captaincy of MS Dhoni. Thala Dhoni as he is called by the fans of Chennai has groomed many players. An average-looking Mohit Sharma was India’s strike bowler in the 2014 and 2015 World Cups. Joginder Sharma bowled out of his skin in the 2007 World Cup final. Players feel at home with MSD around. He is an example of what a great leader can do.  

Easier Qualification Group Will Help in TATA IPL 2022: 

Chennai also is placed in the relatively easier looking Group B of IPL groups. They have more games against sides such as SRH and GT which are looking below average on paper.  

Chennai Super Kings Team for TATA IPL 2022: 

Player Name Position  Player Name Position 
Ruturaj Gaikwad Batter Rajvardhan Hangergekar All-Rounder 
Robin Uthappa Batter Prashant Solanki All-Rounder 
Moeen Ali All-Rounder Dwaine Pretorious All-Rounder 
Mahendra Singh Dhoni Batter/Keeper Devon Conway Batter 
Ravindra Jadeja All-Rounder Mitchell Santner All-Rounder 
Dwayne Bravo All-Rounder Adam Milne Batter 
Ambati Rayudu Batter/Keeper Shivam Dube All-Rounder 
Deepak Chahar Bowler Hari Nishant Batter 
KM Asif Bowler N Jagadeesan Batter 
Subranshu Senapati Batter Chris Jordan  All-Rounder 
Tushar Deshpande Bowler Bhagat Verma All-Rounder 
Mukesh Chaudhary Batter Simarjeet Singh All-Rounder 
Maheesh Teekshana Bowler   

Expected Playing XI: 

Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Shivam Dube, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Adam Milne/Chris Jordan, Tushar Deshpande/ KM Asif

To know more go to the official handle of Chennai Super Kings.

To know more go to the official handle of the IPL.