IPL 2023 Mini Auction: Chennai Super Kings can bid on these 3 players: Chennai Super Kings is the only team that has qualified for playoffs 11 times, which is a record in itself; no team in IPL history has qualified for playoffs 11 times. Chennai Super Kings also have the record of playing in the finals nine times; perhaps that is why CSK is also called the most consistent team.
But if we look at the last season, there was nothing special for Chennai Super Kings; the Yellow Army could not even reach the playoff round. Ravindra Jadeja was leading the team last season, but under his captaincy, the Yellow Army could not do much good, after which he had to leave the captaincy in the middle of the tournament.
Chennai Super Kings have 18 players in their squad before the mini-auction and showed the way out to 7 players. The team management currently has Rs 20.75 crore in a purse which they have to spend on 7 players in the mini-auction. So let’s read further in this article, about those top 3 players behind whom CSK management can target in the mini-auction.
Sam Curran has already played two seasons for CSK in the yellow jersey. But in the 2022 IPL season, he was not a part of the league due to injury. This all-rounder has scored a total of 242 runs and taken 22 wickets in 23 matches in the yellow jersey. After Bravo’s retirement, the team has been on the lookout for an all-rounder like him, so management will try their best to buy Curran back into their team in the mini-auction.
Sam Curran’s performance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup 2022 was very good for his country England, which proved to be very helpful for the team to become the World Cup winner. He also received the tournament’s man of the match award.
All the cricket fans are crazy about the power-hitting of Caribbean players, in such a situation, CSK management will try their best to include Nicholas Pooran in their team. Along with Dhoni, Pooran can give a good finish to the team. However, Nicholas Pooran’s last year was nothing special due to the fact that the Punjab Kings released him. In the 2022 IPL, Punjab Kings paid 4.20 crores for Nicholas Pooran.
Pooran may be going through a bad form but we are all aware of his ability. Pooran not only scores run with a high strike rate but also does wicket-keeping as well, so even looking at the future, CSK management can bid on Pooran in the mini-auction.
Chennai Super Kings can also bid against Punjab Kings XI captain Mayank Agarwal in the mini-auction. Mayank’s form last season may not have been anything special, but no one doubts his ability. There is also a saying in cricket, “Form is temporary, class is permanent.” Mayank has no shortage of class; he just needs a big inning.
CSK is also looking for a good opener who can give his team a fast start. Mayank can also score runs with a high strike rate on the power play, which the team desperately needs. At the same time, Mayank will be relieved of the captaincy, which will allow him to play freely.
IPL 2023: CSK Retained Players List
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain & Wicket Keeper), Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prashant Solanki, Deepak Chahar, Subhranshu Senapati, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Matheesha Pathirana.