After remaining banned for two years, Chennai Super Kings made a stunning comeback in the 2018 season. They became the second team after Mumbai Indians to win three IPL titles. The all-round effort of CSK made this comeback possible and lifted them to the road to glory.
The main aspect of their winning campaign was their explosive opening pair. Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu gave good starts to the team. As a result it relieved the pressure from the middle-order.
However this season the franchise might be resting the openers considering their fatigue. Rayudu and Watson might be rested for different reasons while others can be tested as openers for CSK.
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Here are five players who can be openers for CSK in IPL 2019:
1. Ambati Rayudu
Dhoni is always known to deliver surprises on the cricket pitch. Previous season he decided to promote Ambati Rayudu to the opening slot. The move did wonders both for Rayudu and for CSK.
Ambati had a terrific season as he scored 602 runs at an excellent average of 43.00 and strike rate of under 150.00. He scored three fifties and a century in the whole season.
With those mammoth runs he became the fourth highest run-getter in the tournament. Because of his amazing numbers, the franchise might persist with Rayudu as their desired opener.