Chennai Super Kings play against Mumbai Indians in their next match in IPL 2020 on Friday, as IPL El Classico fixture returns. CSK beat Mumbai in the season opener of IPL 2020, in the first leg. But since then, the campaign has been polar opposite for both teams.
While Mumbai Indians have won seven games since then, CSK have lost seven. MS Dhoni has been hugely criticised for his decision making and tactics as a skipper throughout the tournament. With only four games remaining, it is unlikely for CSK to win all four and make it to the playoffs.
In such a scenario, we at Cricfit, take a look at the possible captains in the CSK camp, if MS Dhoni is rested for the remaining games. Remember this is just a hypothetical situation and does not play a role in the final decision. This season has been a forgetful one with the bat for the CSK skipper. He has scored just 164 runs from 10 games averaging 27.33.
Here are the Three Players Who Can Lead CSK if MS Dhoni Sits Out:
1. Shane Watson
The former Australian all-rounder was key to CSK’s title-winning season in 2018. He scored an unbeaten ton in the final to help CSK win their third IPL title. In this season, Watson has scored 285 runs from 10 matches so far.
It has been a below-par season for him by his standards. Maybe the leadership responsibility will bring out the best in him and he can help CSK finish on a high.