Here we preview the CSK Team ahead of the IPL 2021 and consider how the batsmen the men in yellow have at their disposal might be able to turn around a poor showing in last year’s tournament.

Top order runs are an essential part of any sides hopes of making the playoffs but in that regard CSK have failed to have one of their top order hit the magical 450 run mark that signifies a really big year in each of the last 2 IPL seasons.

While playing at home in Chennai where scores are harder to come by and CSK feel confident of defending pretty much any total with their armoury of bowling options, that hasn’t been so much of a problem but outside of the MA Chidambaram Stadium they will need to score faster and score bigger than they have in previous IPL seasons if they hope to climb back up the rankings.

Read our analyse of their top-order options including the 3 young un-capped players who will be hoping to make an impact in this year's tournament as well as the strong all-round options they have for the middle and lower order. All of which is available on the T20 head to head blog