Cricket’s biggest T20 tournament, IPL 2024, is all set to start in March 2024. In such a situation, all the franchises have already started their preparations for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League. The 17th edition is going to be very special for the league’s most popular team, the Chennai Super Kings, because all the experts and cricket lovers are speculating that this is going to be the last IPL season for CSK captain MS Dhoni. In such a situation, all eyes will be on MS Dhoni and the yellow army.
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We saw the popularity of CSK in the 16th edition of the IPL when all the cricket lovers celebrated Chennai’s victory and chanted their hearts out to watch Dhoni come out to bat. Last season, whenever Dhoni and company played their matches, the Yellow Army fans came to the stadiums in huge numbers, and they made sure that the CSK players felt like they were playing at their home ground, Chepauk. Whether the match was being held at the Mumbai Indians’ home ground, Wankhede Stadium, or Bangalore’s M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, every stadium of each IPL franchise was filled with crowds of the Yellow Army.
Dhoni repaid the audience’s love for him and his team in the best possible fashion as he led the Chennai Super Kings to their fifth IPL Trophy. The former Indian skipper is ready to take the field once again this season. But all the fans are worried about one thing: whether the upcoming season of the IPL is going to be the final season of his career or not, and if it’s his final IPL season, will Dhoni be able to lead his team to their sixth title one last time under his captaincy or not?
The players that were bought by the CSK management at the 2024 IPL auction are pretty skilled, and they have the caliber in them to win the sixth IPL title for the Chennai-based team.
At the 2024 IPL Auction, the defending champions purchased six players, with the Kiwi duo of Rachin Ravindra (1.8 crore rupees) and Daryl Mitchell (14 crore rupees) and Indian All-Rounder Shardul Thakur (4 crore rupees) being the most notable additions to the CSK roster.
The CSK management did not shy away from spending a large sum of money on youngsters, as they paid 8.40 crore rupees for Sameer Rizvi, the right-handed Suresh Raina. The 20-year-old is well-known for his exploits in the Uttar Pradesh T20 League, having scored the fastest century of the tournament in the very first season of the UP-T20.
Shardul Thakur’s acquisition provides the Yellow Army’s young pace bowling unit with some much-needed solidity and experience. The presence of Mukesh Choudhary, Deepak Chahar, and Shardul Thakur, as well as death specialists Matheesha Pathirana and Tushar Deshpande, makes CSK’s bowling attack one of the best ahead of IPL 2024.
Mustafizur Rahman was also added to the Yellow Army’s squad ahead of IPL 2024, and he would be an excellent backup for Pathirana. CSK concluded the auction process by purchasing young wicketkeeper Avanish Rao Aravelly, who would serve as a backup to skipper MS Dhoni.
With so many all-rounders at their disposal, CSK looks to have covered every spot on their roster, and under the captaincy of the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the Super Kings are looking extremely dangerous ahead of IPL 2024, and they would like to give the best possible farewell to their skipper, MSD, by lifting the IPL trophy for the sixth time as the upcoming season of the IPL is expected to be his final season in the T20 tournament.
Chennai Super Kings IPL 2024: Strongest Playing 11
Playing XI’s: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali/Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni, Rachin Ravindra, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, and Matheesha Pathirana.
Impact Players: Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, and Sameer Rizvi
Full Squad of Chennai Super Kings After the 2024 IPL Auction
MS Dhoni (C), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Devon Conway, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, Shaik Rasheed, Prashant Solanki, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Mustafizur Rahman, and Avanish Rao Aravelly.
Chennai Super Kings IPL 2024 Squad Composition
Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni (C), Avanish Rao Aravelly and Devon Conway
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sameer Rizvi, Ajinkya Rahane, and Shaik Rasheed
All-rounders: Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Nishant Sindhu, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Shardul Thakur, and Ajay Mandal.
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana, Maheesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki, Mustafizur Rahman and Mukesh Choudhary
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