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IPL Auction 2023 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) can bid on these two Openers: The IPL 2023 Mini-Auction is about to start. With only a few days left, this year is going to be a special season for the Chennai Super Kings franchise and their fans, as all the cricket experts and fans are assuming that this could be MS Dhoni’s last year in the tournament. The CSK franchise is also gearing up for this year. Ahead of the 16th mini-auction of the IPL season, the franchise retained 18 players and released 8.

The yellow army will take part in the auction to be held in Kochi on December 23 with 20.45 crore in its purse. During the auction, the franchise can buy only 7 players for their squad, of whom there will be 2 overseas players. Here, we discuss the two opening players that Chennai Super Kings can bid on at the IPL auction in 2023.

IPL Auction 2023: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) can bid on these two Openers

Jason Roy (Base Price – 1.5 Cr)

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The Chennai Super Kings can bid on Jason Roy, a first-choice opener, in the IPL auction of 2023. This season, he has kept his own base price of Rs. 1.5 crore. In the last edition, he was in the Gujarat Titans camp, but he did not get a chance to play a single match. In the 2021 season, he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, for whom he scored 150 runs in five matches at an average of 30.

Right-handed English batsman Jason Roy also plays in different leagues. That’s why he has a lot of experience in short-format games. Chennai is also looking for a batsman who gives a safe and fast start during the powerplay, for which Jason Roy can be the perfect match.

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Martin Guptill (Base Price – 1 Cr)

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Another opener that Chennai Super Kings can seek at the IPL auction in 2023 is Martin Guptill. For New Zealand, He is one of the highest run scorers in T20 international matches. Martin Guptill, full of experience, has played a total of 13 matches so far, in which he has scored a total of 270 runs at a strike rate of 137. The rhythm of Guptill’s strokeplay is a crucial aspect of his hitting. He has a flawless ability to handle both pacers and spinners, making him a very challenging batsman to stop when he is in the zone.

This year he has kept his base price at 1 crore. If Chennai shows interest in him, then he can be easily bought for up to 1.5 crores.

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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

IPL 2023: CSK Released Players List

Dwane Bravo (retired), Robin Uthappa (retired), KM Asif, Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, N Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishaanth.