Chennai Super Kings team started badly at the beginning of the 15th season. New captain Ravindra Jadeja acted under pressure and did not lead the team well. Rudraj’s out, Moin Ali’s injury, Deepak Sahar’s dismissal, bowlers’ badminton and bad fielding can all be cited as reasons for failure.
After Dhoni was re-appointed as captain, he won the first match. In the second match CSK lost by 13 runs, by a small margin. In the next third match, he won by 91 runs against Delhi. CSK have won only 4 of 11 matches so far. The net run rate is +0.028.
16 teams are essential to go to the playoffs as there are 10 teams in total. Cricket critics believe that CSK can still advance to the play – offs with 14 points. Let’s see about that now.
MI vs KKR – Mumbai must win
LSG vs GT – Success is not a failure issue
RR vs DC – Rajasthan must win
CSK vs MI – CSK must win
RCB vs PBKS – Punjab must win
KKR vs SRH – Kolkata must win
CSK vs GT – CSK must win
LSG vs RR – Success is not a failure issue
PBKS vs DC – Delhi must win
MI vs SRH – Mumbai must win
KKR vs LSG – Lucknow to win
RCB vs GT – Gujarat must win
RR vs CSK – CSK must win
MI vs DC – Mumbai must win
SRH vs PBKS – The match should be played till the last over. No matter who wins.
If the same happens in the upcoming matches, Gujarat, Lucknow and Rajasthan will go to the play-off round. CSK, Punjab Kings and Sunrisers will have 14 points each. If CSK has a high net run rate then the playoffs will go away.