If the question is raised to name the strongest T20 team around the world, I’m sure Chennai Super Kings will win by the majority of votes. Despite not playing in the two seasons of the Indian Premier League, CSK has the most glittering trophy cabinet. They made a comeback with the previous season in IPL and instantly show everyone what they know best. The seven-year-long wait to win an IPL trophy finally came to a halt when they lift the Cup at Wankhede Stadium.
The three-time champions have all the bases covered with a strong squad. But sometimes the burden of being pre-tournament favorite led them to concede easy matches. Hence, they require a match-winning X factor for such scenarios. Let’s have a look, who can be the X factor of CSK in the upcoming season?
The pocket-size dynamite Kedar Jadhav has been the regular member of Indian side since 2017. His role with the ball has made his one of the most important member of Team India. But Kedar has been never done justice to his potential in the IPL. He has played 65 matches in the league for four different franchises and never established a permanent slot for himself. He was picked by Chennai during last year’s auction and Dhoni had great expectations from him. But an unfortunate injury ruled Jadhav out from IPL just after the opening game.
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He is expected to play in lower middle-order for CSK, where he can finish matches along with MS Dhoni. Also, his skipper would be eager to expect one or two good overs from him during the middle phase of the innings. Now, the onus lies upon Jadhav to keep himself fit ahead of the World Cup and contribute for CSK like he does wearing Blue.