The Indian Premier League (IPL) is anticipated to start in March 2024, so anticipation for season 17 is gradually growing. After defeating the Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2023 final to win their fifth trophy, the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be seen defending their title in the next season.
All 10 teams have strengthened their rosters in the mini-auction ahead of the next edition, and they are prepared to deliver yet another incredible performance in the world’s largest T20 competition. A few months away from the start of the 17th season, former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar made his prediction that CSK would make the playoffs once more.
“Therefore, I think CSK will consistently be in the top four. No team can be declared the clear favorite. Nonetheless, the Chennai Super Kings have qualified for 12 of the 16 editions due to their consistent performance over a long period of time. Thus, the thirteenth time is probably going to happen,” the former captain of India continued.
Speaking ahead of schedule, Gavaskar complimented CSK management for assembling a potent team with the ideal balance of youth and experience.
“They appear to have lacked a little in bowling last year, and they also needed to reinforce the middle order slightly after Ambati Rayudu’s departure. All of those things have been done if you look at the purchases they made at the auction table and the areas they had to strengthen. Young and experienced are well-balanced among them, as Gavaskar stated on Star Sports.
IPL 2024 will probably be MS Dhoni’s final season.
Notably, the next season of CSK’s renowned captain, MS Dhoni, is probably going to be his final one, making it even more significant for the team. Since the team’s 2008 debut season, the wicketkeeper batter has guided the team and CSK has won a share of the franchise’s five championships.
Because of this, it is anticipated that the grounds will be packed again during the next season as supporters flock to the stadiums to watch their cherished “Thala” play one last time.