IPL 2019: Strongest playing XI for Chennai Super Kings

Indian Premier League 2019 is officially on now as the squads of all the franchises are finalized after the hammering process that happened in Jaipur on December 18th.


The defending champions Chennai Super Kings had a very little work in the auction happened a couple of days ago as the Chennai based franchise retains almost the whole squad from the last season and only released three players before the hammering process.

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As they had a dominating season in their come back season, last year, all the players played are almost in good form at the moment and it is a wise decision to retain them with the franchise. In 2019 also, MS Dhoni and co have a good chance to retain the trophy with them.

Let’s have a look at the strongest possible playing XI for the Chennai based franchise:

Shane Watson

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The Australian cricketer was pure bliss for the men in yellow in the last season with two tons. There were many doubts about him considering his age factor before the season. But he shut down all of them with his bat.

This time also he will be a vital player for Chennai Super Kings as an opener and a handy fast bowler who can run through some overs. His power hitting in the opening slot will be a big bonus for the team. Shane Watson looked in great touch with the bat in recently concluded T10 Cricket League too.

Ambati Rayudu

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Ambati Rayudu was the best buy for Chennai Super Kings in the last season after coming back from two years ban. His versatile batting in tough conditions won many matches for men in yellow in crucial situations.

His performances in the last season earned a place for him in the national side too and he seems to be carrying the same form there also. If he maintains his fitness level without any issues, it’s damn sure that he will be a golden ticket for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2019.

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