Strength: The main strength is the captain himself MS Dhoni. Besides, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, and Sam Billings are regarded as marquee players. All round department could be well handled by Ravindra Jadeja, Kedar Jadhav while Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner could easily help CSK defeat any other team of the IPL.
Weakness: There is not much dependency in the middle order and the lower middle order. Shane Watson, Ambayati Rayudu, Kedar Jadhav are not among consistent players so in occasions when the wickets of Raina, Du Plessis, fall the middle order performance is not guaranteed. Harbhajan is also looking off-color these days.