Chennai Super Kings is back in the Indian Premier League after being suspended for two years in 2015. The team was suspended after allegations of spot-fixing, and betting involving important team officials. Before this major hiccup for the team, they had been one of the most stable and consistent teams throughout Indian Premier League history.
The Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL twice, and are hoping for another win. At this time, the team is ranked in second place, with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first place. Although it is still possible for anything to happen, it is highly likely that the Chennai Super Kings will be in the playoffs.
MS Dhoni Continues to Impress
The Chennai Super Kings captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is also the former India team captain, has once again, shown his impressive batting skills.
In the recent match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings needed 39 runs off of 30 deliveries. The 16th over was about to start, and Dhoni had begun with only five runs off of 11 balls. The team had not yet scored one boundary in 27 balls. After a timeout at the end of the 15th over, Dhoni was back at the bat. He hit his first boundary of the match.
Royal Challengers Bangalore, led by Virat Kohli, appeared confident that they would win the match. The Royal Challengers Bangalore brought in Yuzvendra Chahal, a top wrist spinner, to bowl, hoping to keep Dhoni at bay. To the consternation of both the Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper and bowler, the exact opposite happened.
Chennai Super Kings needed 22 runs off of 18 balls. In a sudden change from the earlier part of the match, Dhoni hit three sixes in a row, taking his team to a win in the 18th over.