Top 3 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) should target in IPL 2023 auctions: Chennai Super Kings (CSK), one of the most decorated Indian Premier League franchises, has also come under the scanner along with Mumbai Indians following their derailed performance in the ongoing IPL 2022. Both the teams are hanging at the bottom of the points table and are on the verge of elimination or perhaps are virtually eliminated from the tournament.
CSK underwent a captaincy change at the start of the Tata IPL 2022 as MS Dhoni decided to serve the franchise solely as a wicketkeeper batter giving away the reins to senior all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
However, the change in the leadership couldn’t bring fruitful results for the yellow brigade. CSK lost five consecutive matches under Jadeja’s leadership and only managed to come up victorious on two occasions. Excessive captaincy pressure eventually pressed Ravindra Jadeja to step down and the franchise reassigned the captaincy role to MS Dhoni.
Though CSK has managed to cover up their flaws this season, its glaring issues need to be properly fixed ahead of the IPL 2023. This article will take you through the top 3 players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) should target in the IPL 2023 auction.
Top 3 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) should target in the IPL 2023 auction:
Chennai’s current squad lacks a powerful hitter who can come in and straight away smack the bowlers. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja’s form hasn’t been fruitful in this edition of the IPL which has dented CSK’s aspiration for blazing finishes.
The four-time IPL champions can target England all-rounder Ben Stokes who can play multiple roles in the team. Stokes being an experienced campaigner can be extremely handy with his sensational batting skills. The Englishmen is also impressive with his bowling prowesses and can deliver four overs being frontline bowlers.
Moreover, CSK will require a strong face to lead the franchise in the next IPL edition. Ben Stokes can be the right player who can fulfil the big shoes of MS Dhoni.
Surrey cricketer Sam Curran was associated with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ahead of the IPL 2022, however, an injury forced the southpaw to pull out of the player auctions. Curran suffered a back injury and is undergoing his rehab program.
Chennai will be hoping to bolster their squad with the addition of Sam Curran in the auctions ahead of the IPL 2023.
The English all-rounder has scalped 32 wickets from as many matches in the Indian Premier League along with scoring 337 at a strike rate of 149.77.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) can also try to bring Chetan Sakariya into the squad ahead of the IPL 2023. The pacer can be extremely useful for the franchise, especially on Chennai Super Kings’ home ground.
The young pacer is currently with Delhi Capitals for the ongoing IPL 2022. DC purchased Sakariya in the IPL 2022 auction for a price of INR 4.20 Crores.
CSK can trade the pacer ahead of the next IPL edition and strengthen their bowling unit with another Indian talented youngster.