Former India and KKR player, Gautam Gambhir feels that CSK will not qualify for the playoffs in IPL 2021. After failing to make it to the knock-out stage in the last edition of the league, a lot is expected from MS Dhoni-led team.
With the inclusion of Krishnappa Gowtham, Moeen Ali, and the return of Suresh Raina, the Chennai Super Kings are looking strong on papers. However, Gambhir does not think that three-time champions will have a good season. He stated that CSK will end the season on the fifth spot.
“Actually pace, someone who can bowl 141-145 Kmph. On a good wicket, you need someone who can rattle the opposition. So that’s what they are gonna lack.”
Chennai Super Kings have been one of the best IPL franchises since the inception of the league. They have won the title thrice and have made it to the playoffs on numerous occasions. If Gambhir’s words are to be believed, CSK have a long way to go to prove him wrong in the ongoing season.