IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings 6.0 – almost perfect

The most successful side in IPL history, Chennai have played five seasons without ever quite dominating the league phase like they've done in 2013.

updated: May 21, 2013 12:21 IST
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If you were to set out to build the perfect Twenty20 franchise team - keeping perfection within the bounds of reality - what would you do?

You would want a team that can bat deep for starters. The art of 'finishing' well has increasingly become the most valuable aspect of batting in the Pepsi IPL - witness David Miller, Shane Watson et al - so you would want somebody who can grab the game in the end overs, to ensure that even an asking rate of more than 12 doesn't have the dugout sweating. That means the top order has to provide stability as well as quick scoring, with perhaps a very slight tilt towards stability over rapidness.

You would also want insurance in the middle order, to bridge the gap between the openers and the finishers, in case of a top order collapse.

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