To have produced the two run-chases that they have, in succession and in the space of four days, suggests that CSK are being archaic in their approach to the game.
IPL 2020 CSK preview: Suresh Raina's absence may hurt Chennai, but spinners' form and Dhoni's leadership hold key
Just like the previous two years, CSK will once again depend heavily on their experienced international players to make an impact.
Ahead of the IPL which starts on 19 September, we take a look at 10 bowlers to watch out for.
Firstpost Masterclass: 'You need huge amount of resilience', Ish Sodhi explains spin-bowling in T20s
What's makes spinners so successful? What are the qualities and mindset required to be a good T20 spinner? What's the perfect length to bowl in T20s? New Zealand spinner Ish Sodhi explains the art of spin bowling in T20s.
Chawla talked about the rich experience he will be able to gain by playing alongside Harbhajan Singh in his new franchise.
Tahir moved to South Africa and ended up playing for its national team while also representing various franchises in T20 league the world over.
PSL 2020: Chris Lynn's 52-ball ton propels Lahore Qalandars in maiden semi-finals; defending champions Quetta Gladiators fall short
Lahore Qalandars faces Karachi Kings in the semi-finals. Multan Sultans will meet 2017 champion Peshawar Zalmi in the other semi-final.
South Africa vs England: Dale Steyn aiming for international comeback in limited-overs series next month, World T20 on his radar
Steyn, who retired from Test cricket last year, has been battling to keep his career alive in the other two formats despite being hampered by a recurring shoulder injury
Men's Cricket in 2019: From epic World Cup final between England and New Zealand to one-sided Test action, review of the year
As the curtain comes down on 365 days of further intrigue in this storied sport, let’s take a look back at just how the caravan of men’s cricket unfolded through 2019
IPL 2020 Auction: Top Indian buy Piyush Chawla says he cannot think of a better captain than MS Dhoni to play under
"There can't be a better team than CSK to play for and better captain than MS Dhoni," said veteran leg-spinner Piyush Chawla after the Chennai Super Kings bought him for Rs 6.75 crore, making him the costliest Indian buy at the IPL auction.
The Hundred: Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan becomes first player to be selected in tournament draft, West Indies legend Chris Gayle misses out
Afghanistan star Rashid Khan became the first player selected in The Hundred draft, but West Indies legend Chris Gayle wasn't selected for next year's tournament.
India vs South Africa: Tabraiz Shamsi says pressure is on batsmen in T20s as people come for entertainment
South Africa's left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi feels that T20 is a batsmen's format in which bowlers like him are there to "spoil the party", which the fans come for.
India vs South Africa: From Reeza Hendricks to Anrich Nortje, five Proteas players to watch out for in T20I series
Before the start three-match T20I series against India, we pick five South African players that you would want to keep your eyes on.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: How the tournament brought back elements of 90s matches to put up a good show
The ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in United Kingdom threw up several trends straight from the 90s cricketing journals to make for some exciting on-field action.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 lighter side week 6: Sanjay Manjrekar is watching you, Australia turn on themselves before semi-finals clash and more
From Sanjay Manjrekar-Ravindra Jadeja spat to Imran Tahir's retirement, James Marsh brings us the lighter side of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019's week 6
World Cup Social Pavilion: Rohit Sharma's tournament record earns him big praise, birthday wishes for MS Dhoni and more
Here's how social media reacted to India's win over Sri Lanka as they finished at top of World Cup 2019 points table and to Rohit Sharma's world record.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: From competitiveness of sub-300 totals to impact of 'bits and pieces' players, trends from league stage
What was an unexpected beginning to the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup took mysterious twists and turns throughout the course of the league stage.
As per the Euro T20 Slam league guidelines, each team will have to play at least six local players and a maximum of five overseas players in the playing eleven.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: South Africa's Imran Tahir says he is prepared for emotional farewell ahead of Australia clash
South Africa's Imran Tahir is readying himself for an emotional farewell to one-day international cricket, although the veteran is upbeat about the Proteas' future.
Euro T20 Slam 2019: Dale Steyn, Martin Guptill among other international stars sign for league's inaugural edition
Dale Steyn who was ruled out of the world cup due to an injury without playing a game has been signed as a marquee player for the Euro T20 Slam