CSK to bid for Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar in IPL 2022 Mega Auction
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CSK to bid for Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar in IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) during the recent player retentions, retained four of their top-performing players. The retentions of the franchise include the likes of Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Due to the limitation of a maximum of four retentions, CSK had to release a couple of their premier players to the auction table.

South African batsmen Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur are examples of a few players who were released by Chennai Super Kings (CSK), but the franchise would love to get them back from the auction table.

A Chennai official recently informed that the franchise will heavily chase their players at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The franchise wants all of its performing assets back to the team and these players are a part of their auction strategy for IPL 2022.

The official, though, didn’t reveal the actual auction strategy of the franchise but clearly mentioned that they will bid for the players who have been associated with CSK for a long time.

“It’s not ideal to reveal auction strategy but one can certainly expect us to go after players who have served CSK for long. But I won’t reveal the names we will probably target,” told the CSK source close to the development.

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“CSK have been built and have been successful backing the players over a long period of time. We were forced to let the players go due to retention rules. So, you never know,” the source added.

With the total purse value of INR 48 Crores left, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will try to get as many possible options available. The auction is definitely not going to be a cakewalk for CSK as there are teams that have around 75 per cent of their purse value intact for the auction.

CSK skipper MS Dhoni has already reached Chennai to join the franchise for the mega auction 2022. The source informed that MS will be available on call during the auction. His physical presence at the venue is highly unlikely due to the restrictions put by the BCCI on the number of attendees.

“MS is likely to be there. But it’s up to him. He will take a last-minute call depending on his engagements. Otherwise, he will remain available over phone. The attendance cap is something we all have to keep in mind. So, we will see how it goes,” the CSK source revealed.

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