Indian T20 League: SWOT analysis of all ten teams

The Indian T20 League is expected to start in last week of March

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The recently concluded mega auction for the Indian T20 league 2022 saw several top-class players go under the hammer. Thus, all ten teams look strong on paper. Yet, none of them are perfect, and have their flaws. Today, we shall be doing a SWOT analysis of all the teams for the upcoming 2022 edition.

1) Chennai:

Strengths: Like every season, Chennai enters the season with a lot of experience. They purchased several seasoned campaigners in the mega auction. At the end, it is the veterans who are the one’s who will play well under pressure.

Weaknesses: Contrary to the last few editions, Chennai lack a proper spinner. Although they do have Maheesh Theekshana, it is doubtful if he will get a consistent run in the XI as he is an overseas player.

Opportunities: Devon Conway has been in the form of his life, he might prove to be the ideal replacement for Faf du Plessis.

Threats: There might be injury concerns as a lot of players are in their late 30’s. Lack of match practise among the senior players might be another concern.

Likely XI: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Adam Milne

2) Mumbai:

Strengths: They have a lot of aggressive players. From Rohit Sharma to Kieron Pollard, all their experienced batters have the capability to single-handedly win games.

Weaknesses: Lack of backups could be a worry.  In case one of their key players is injured or out of form, they are going to find it really hard to find a replacement. Besides, the “X factor players” such as the Pandya brothers, Trent Boult and Quinton de Kock aren’t in Mumbai anymore.

Opportunities: With the form Tim David is in, he can prove to be Mumbai’s biggest match-winner. He alongside Pollard can create some epic fireworks this time around.

Threats: With Jofra Archer being unavailable for this edition, a lot will depend on Jasprit Bumrah. Tymal Mills and Daniel Sams aren’t necessarily in the same league.

Likely XI: Rohit Sharma, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Kieron Pollard, Tim David, Fabien Allen, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Jasprit Bumrah, Tymal Mills

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