CSK is all set to make another victory in the IPL Season 2023, the legendary team led by MS Dhoni has made a fantastic squad with 17 Indian players and 8 overseas players. As usual, CSK manages to pick the best talents and they are very strategic when it comes to auctions. Under the captaincy of MS Dhoni, the team will thrive to success.
Coming to the auction, CSK has spent an amount of 18.95 Crores in the 2023 auction and the team is ready with a squad of 25 players. This list contains 8 overseas players and 17 Indian players. One of the huge auctions CSK made was on the Australian all-rounder Ben Stokes, an amount of 16.25 crores was spent on this talented player. He is one of the IPL 2023 highest paid player. After the retirement of Dwayne Bravo, there was a requirement for a valuable player to replace him.
CSK always retained a couple of players for a long who are generally the ones who perform the best in the season, Chennai Super Kings IPL 2023 is going to be very interesting. Some of the key players who have contributed to CSK’s success in the past years were MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Dwayne Bravo. Many players showed phenomenal performance in the previous seasons as well.
New player Ben Stokes is an elite player, He has shown an excellent track record in T20 matches. He has proven his abilities as a fielder and bowler as well, this makes him one of the best all-rounders who can replace Dwayne Bravo. There are a lot of expectations from him.
Who will be the key players for CSK this year?
1. MS Dhoni
The captain cool MS Dhoni is the backbone of CSK, his captaincy led CSK to many victories. He has always been known as one of the best captains in the history of cricket, and his skills as a wicketkeeper and batsman are also remarkable. He is the main reason why we see CSK on the top of IPL Points Table He has led India to many wins and that experience always gives CSK an upper hand.
2. Ravindra Jadeja
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is an excellent bowler, batsman, and batter. He is one of the best all-rounders in the world. What makes him an asset to the team is his ability to score quick runs and his bowling style, another factor is his sharp reflexes which makes him the best fielder.
3. Ambati Rayudu
Right-handed batsman Ambati Rayudu started his cricket career by playing for Hyderabad youth teams and later on made his way to the Indian Cricket Team. He showed his potential as a batsman at a very young age itself, he was also made captain of India under 17. He is an aggressive batsman and has been playing for CSK for a long time. He has been a valuable player for CSK, He has a strike rate of 127.88 and he has scored 1,628 runs for CSK. His total score in IPL is 4000 runs.
4. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad has been a consistent opener for CSK in the 2022 IPL Season. He has been one of the best batsmen in the IPL 2022 Season, he scored 336 runs in the last season, which consists of three half-centuries and he scored 99 runs in a match against Sunrisers Hyderabad. He, unfortunately, lost his century in his home ground Pune. He has been retained in CSK on IPL 2023 auction.