3 players who can captain Chennai Super Kings in the absence of MS Dhoni. The 2020 edition of IPL is about to get underway as the fans and the entire cricket universe is gearing up for yet another exciting season of the world’s best T20 league.
Speaking of IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings will start as the favorites to lift this year’s trophy because they have one of the most experienced squads in the tournament. However, given that all the players are not so fit as before the chances of them taking rest during the season are very high.
Even MS Dhoni may opt to skip a few games if he intends to represent the nation in the T20 World Cup. So, here are the 3 players who can lead the team in his absence.
Nicknamed as China Thala, the left-handed all-rounder from Uttar Pradesh will be the team’s first pick as the alternative captain. Raina has a lot of experience under his belt having captained the Gujarat Lions in the past. He has even led the Indian T20I team and also skippered Chennai Super Kings in MS Dhoni’s absence. So, he is the prime option.
Faf du Plessis
Given that Faf du Plessis served as South African captain for such a long time, he would already be contributing his bit to the leadership group of CSK. Everyone knows how intelligent du Plessis is and this is the main reason why he is also chosen to captain the World XI on many occasions. Undoubtedly, the second best choice for CSK’s captain.
Now, the wildcard in this race is Shane Watson. The Australian all-rounder has led Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL so he knows how to get the job done. Having also served as the captain for Australia in this format, Watson will enjoy playing the skipper’s role for CSK if given an opportunity.