Indian Premier League 2020 was the first time in the illustrious history of Chennai Super Kings that they failed to make it to the playoffs stage. IPL 2021 was the season of their remarkable comeback as they added a fourth trophy to their cabinet.
IPL 2022 was the season when they again failed to finish in the top-four
Indian Premier League 2022 was the season when they again failed to finish in the top four. And this time their troubles weren’t just limited to on-field performances. Two days before the season began, CSK announced Ravindra Jadeja would be succeeding MS Dhoni as their captain. And seen as a step in keeping the future in mind. Jadeja could manage two wins out of eight attempts before the captaincy went back to Dhoni – voluntarily or otherwise is anybody’s guess. But it didn’t change their season dramatically either.
Dhoni resulting in a second bottom-two finish in three seasons
CSK managed to win just two of their remaining six fixtures under Dhoni. And resulting in a second bottom-two finish in three seasons leaving us with the big question: Is their aura on the wane? Or are they experiencing the challenges a team faces when in the transition phase?
Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway were quite honest about their opinions
Chennai Super Kings openers Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway were quite honest about their opinions. They over how the season panned out and they did not shy away from stating their dismal performance. One of the major points of CSK’s downfall this year was the lack of opening partnerships at the start of the tournament. As Gaikwad could manage just 368 runs in 14 games at an average of 26.28.