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CSK will fail to qualify for the IPL 2021 playoffs: Gambhir | Sports News

Chennai Super Kings were the most successful team in the IPL as they dominated the opposition teams with ease. As the seasons progressed, Mumbai Indians made giant strides in terms of overall performance and also edged past CSK in terms of most titles won in the IPL.

Mumbai Indians won 5 titles whereas CSK are the second most successful side with 3 titles. While MI managed to defend the title for the first time to lift their fifth trophy in the 2020 season at the UAE, CSK ran through a massive downfall.

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CSK struggled to win games as they were stuttering at the bottom of the points table. However, they managed to win the last three games and as a result, they finished seventh in the points table.

For the first time in history, CSK failed to qualify for the playoffs and hardly very few players turned up the ante for the yellow army but it was of no use. A team can compete for the title only if they produce collective performance.

Gambhir predicts CSK to finish out of the top 4

Former Indian player Gautam Gambhir reckons that CSK will fail to make it into the playoffs in the upcoming season. During a recent interview, the former opening batsman predicted that CSK would finish at the No.5 position in the table this season.

Aakash Chopra was also of the same opinion and added that CSK wouldn’t make it to the top-four. “They might do a little better than what they did last season, but qualification might still be a little too far away,” Aakash Chopra told ESPNCricinfo.

In the wake of the IPL 2021 auction, Gambhir heaped praise on CSK and called it their best auction in the tournament’s history by far. The former player impressed that the CSK didn’t try to do too much following the IPL 2020.

“Where is the revamp? Probably other teams needed to have more revamp than the CSK. It was the worst season they had, as everyone was talking about because they couldn’t qualify for the playoffs.

But they go into the auction and buy 3 players, and sit happily, in what I think is the best auction they have had till now, as compared to the other side. This is how you build a side, this is how you build a legacy over a long period of time,” Gautam Gambhir told Star Sports.

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