The TATA IPL 2023 will be underway soon, and the IPL Auction 2023 has set the tempo. All the teams are looking very set. The Chennai Super Kings in particular are looking very sorted. They made some very smart choices in the auction on Friday. They paid Rs. 16 crores for Ben Stokes, but that was the price at which he was expected to arrive. They were also extremely fortunate to secure Ajinkya Rahane for the base price of 50 lakhs. Here is a look at the squad and the predicted playing XI for CSK in the TATA IPL 2023:
Chennai Super Kings Squad for TATA IPL 2023:
MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane (INR 50 lakh), Ben Stokes (INR 16.25 crore), Shaik Rasheed (INR 20 lakh), Nishant Sindhu (INR 60 lakh), Kyle Jamieson (INR 1 crore).
Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI for TATA IPL 2023:
The predicted playing XI for the Chennai Super Kings is as follows:
|Ben Stokes||All-Rounder (Pace Bowling)|
|Moeen Ali||All-Rounder (Spin Bowling)|
|Ambati Rayudu||Middle-Order Batter|
|Shivam Dube||All-Rounder (Pace Bowling)|
|MS Dhoni||Captain and Finisher|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All-Rounder (Spin Bowling)|
|Deepak Chahar||All-Rounder (Pace Bowling)|
|Dwaine Pretorius/Kyle Jamieson||All-Rounder (Pace Bowling)|
|Maheesh Teekshana||Spin Bowler|
|Mukesh Chaudhary||Pace Bowler|
Ben Stokes for 16 Crore to CSK:
The highlight of the auction for the Chennai Super Kings was buying Ben Stokes for 16 Crore. The team is looking for someone to replace MS Dhoni next year and Ben can be the perfect choice. So, the 16 Crore spent in this auction is an investment for the next year. With that being said, Aakash Chopra wasn’t very impressed with this buy of the Chennai Super Kings because the captaincy can be given to someone like Jadeja or Moeen Ali in MSD’s absence. Kyle Jamieson for the base price was an absolute steal too. He is their value pick of the auction. They have insane batting depth.
Chennai Super Kings did Very Well in the Auction:
Overall, the Chennai Super Kings have done an exceptional job in the auction. They have ticked all the boxes that they had to. They were wise while spending. Their job of making a formidable squad has been done.
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