As soon as the command of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) went back to the hands of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), the franchise has returned to the winning ways in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 13 runs in the 46th match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 on the 1st of May. Dhoni was handed the reins of the team once again from this match onwards.
With this win, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans have also increased the hopes of the defending champion franchise making it to the IPL 2022 playoffs. In the ongoing IPL 2022, CSK suffered a crushing defeat in 6 matches out of 9 matches played so far, while the franchise has won three matches, and is currently ninth in the points table with 6 points.
If CSK is to make it to the playoffs of IPL 2022, then the team will have to win their remaining five matches, giving it 16 points and chances of reaching the playoffs.
But with the help of these points, MS Dhoni’s team will not be able to make it to the playoffs of IPL 2022, because the issue can get complicated in terms of net run rate, so CSK will have to win the remaining five matches by a big margin.
The net run rate of CSK at the moment is -0.407, so the team will not only have to think about winning the upcoming five matches in the ongoing IPL 2022, but also ensure that they play and win the remaining matches by a huge margin.
Let us tell you, Gujarat Titans (GT), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are the top four teams at the moment, and their net run rate is also much better, while in the race for the playoffs are Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Delhi Capitals (DC).
So the simple thing that CSK now keep on need to do is, win all the remaining matches with some good margin. However, a slip-up might not only make it a hard route, they may even be eliminated from the race.