Chennai Super Kings, one of the most successful IPL franchises is always amazing at the auction table. The team is very structured and calculative at the IPL Auctions. The Chennai Management is always wise and smart about picking their players. Chennai Super Kings, also at times works on scouting a few players and backing them. Ravi Ashwin, Murali Vijay, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, and many more players are scouted by CSK. Here is a look at what the team has done at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction:
Chennai Super Kings Team:
|Player Name||Position||Player Name||Position|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Batter||Rajvardhan Hangergekar||All-Rounder|
|Robin Uthappa||Batter||Prashant Solanki||All-Rounder|
|Moeen Ali||All-Rounder||Dwaine Pretorious||All-Rounder|
|Mahendra Singh Dhoni||Batter/Keeper||Devon Conway||Batter|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All-Rounder||Mitchell Santner||All-Rounder|
|Dwayne Bravo||All-Rounder||Adam Milne||Batter|
|Ambati Rayudu||Batter/Keeper||Shivam Dube||All-Rounder|
|Deepak Chahar||Bowler||Hari Nishant||Batter|
|KM Asif||Bowler||N Jagadeesan||Batter|
|Subranshu Senapati||Batter||Chris Jordan||All-Rounder|
|Tushar Deshpande||Bowler||Bhagat Verma||All-Rounder|
|Mukesh Chaudhary||Batter||Simarjeet Singh||All-Rounder|
Strengths of the Chennai Super Kings:
The Chennai team has a sorted playing XI. They have covered all basics. Their strength lies in the fact that they have made sure to retain their core. Players like Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Jadeja have now become the face of the franchise. MSD factor can never be ignored. He can bring the best out of any individual. Experience will play a big role in the playoffs and Chennai has a lot of it.
Weakness of CSK:
No evident weaknesses but they need to have a backup for Deepak Chahar. The IPL is a two-month-long extravaganza and fitness is a key throughout the tournament. Deepak has a problem with his hamstring. KM Asif and Tushar Deshpande will have to step up if the situation arises. Also, the general fitness of the team is a big concern. Players have a lot of experience but with that comes injury concern as the body is aging.
Opportunities for CSK Players:
The opportunities are for the likes of Maheesh Teekshana and as mentioned, KM Asif and Tushar Deshpande. With Hardik Pandya out of action and the Indian team always looking for a batting all-rounder, Shivam Dube has a big chance. He will get ample opportunities under MS Dhoni as Dhoni likes playing all-rounders.
Threats for Chennai Super Kings:
The threat is the possible failure of foreign pacers. Chennai has Chris Jordan and Adam Milne. Both of the boys have a lot of skill but also leak a lot of runs at times. Chennai has relied on such pacers earlier and has got the job done but the attack is not that formidable. Fitness can be a big problem if the senior members do not keep track of it. Ravindra Jadeja and Deepak Chahar are also coming from respective injury breaks.
Maheesh Tekshana, the mystery spinner has a lot of talk surrounding him. Devon Conway is also a lesser-known prospect and he is expected to open the batting.
Expected Playing XI:
Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu/Robin Uthappa, Shivam Dube, Mahendra Singh Dhoni(C, WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar, Adam Milne/Chris Jordan, Tushar Deshpande/ KM Asif.
To know more go to the official website of CSK.