Chennai Super Kings ended the second week of IPL on happy note with victory over Kings XI Punjab but the end of third week, their problems have only increased with defeats against Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
MS Dhoni, CSK skipper, is also struggling to finish matches for his team. What's going wrong with the team? Is it just the issue of form or are there deeper problems with the franchise? Can they make a comeback in this season?
Also, Virat Kohli is back at his best with a sensational knock against Chennai Super Kings. Royal Challengers Bangalore occupy the fourth spot at the halfway stage, which by their standards, is quite impressive.
Mumbai Indians have been the best side so far in this season followed by Delhi Capitals. Kings XI Punjab are at the bottom after losing yet another close match.
In the third episode of IPL on Pod, Firstpost's Anish Anand, Shantanu Srivastava, and Shubham Pandey discuss MS Dhoni and CSK's struggles, Virat Kohli's return to form, Mumbai's winning run and more.
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MS Dhoni had been appointed mentor to the Indian team for the T20 World Cup during the squad announcement by BCCI last month
India have been lacking that vital push to cross the finish line in ICC events. However, they now have a mastermind in Dhoni inside that dressing room, someone who has provided those crucial final pushes in the past and that might just hold them in good stead.
Nasser Hussain also highlighted India's poor track record in the knockout stages of recent ICC events.