Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has retained some of its leading players from last season’s tournament. MS Dhoni has retained the captaincy and will lead the team until May 2023. Also, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Ambati Rayudu are retained.
In the coming seasons, the franchise will be keen to win a record-equalling fifth IPL title. It also has some good batting depth.
However, the team will be in transition. While some of its core players are settled, it has to recruit a number of players in the middle and lower tiers.
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Four-time champions Chennai Super Kings finished ninth in the league stage last season and will be looking to improve on that position this time around.
The team is built around all-rounders Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Ravindra Jadeja and Shivam Dube. They all bring that balance of pace and spin-bowling attributes.
The CSK team is the favourites to win the IPL 2023 title. They have a strong squad with all-rounders in the form of Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, and Ravindra Jadeja.
Their top-order batsmen are Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, both of whom had excellent IPL seasons last year. The pair will be able to build on their success this season.
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CSK on IPL 2023 Auction
CSK have bought some quality players at the IPL 2023 mini auction. Among them, Ben Stokes is a major player and could give them a strong challenge for the title.
RCB and SRH have also made strong bids for Mayank Agarwal at the mini auction. However, it’s CSK who’ve won the bidding war by paying a whopping sum of INR 8.25 crore for the Indian batsman.
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CSK Full Squad list of IPL 2023
|MS Dhoni (wk)||WK-Batsman||INR 12 Cr(R)|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Batsman||INR 6 Cr(R)|
|Ambati Rayudu (wk)||WK- Batsman||INR 6.75 crores(R)|
|Devon Conway*||Batsman||INR 1 crores(R)|
|Subhranshu Senapati||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs(R)|
|Deepak Chahar||Bowler||INR 14 crores(R)|
|Tushar Deshpande||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs(R)|
|Maheesh Theekshana*||Bowler||INR 70 Lakhs(R)|
|Simranjeet Singh||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs(R)|
|Matheesha Pathirana||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs(R)|
|Mukesh Choudhary||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs(R)|
|Prashant Solanki||Bowler||INR 1.20 crores(R)|
|Mitchell Santner*||Bowler||INR 1.90 crores(R)|
|Rajvardhan Hangargekar||Bowler||INR 1.50 crores(R)|
|Ravindra Jadeja(C)||All-rounder||INR 16 Cr(R)|
|Moeen Ali*||All-rounder||INR 8 Cr(R)|
|Shivam Dube||All-rounder||INR 4 crores(R)|
|Dwaine Pretorius*||All-rounder||INR 50 Lakhs(R)|
|Ben Stokes*||All-rounder||INR 16.25 Crores|
|A Rahane||Batsman||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Kyle Jamieson*||Bowler||INR 1 crore|
|Nishant Sindhu||All-rounder||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Shaik Rasheed||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Ajay Mandal||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Bhagath Verma||All-rounder||INR 20 Lakhs|
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CSK Key Players in IPL 2023
After a disappointing season last year, CSK have set their sights on regaining the title. This time around, they have world-class all-rounders like Ben Stokes and Ravindra Jadeja in the squad.
The team also has a young talent in the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad. He is a talented batsman and should play a key role in the batting line up this season.
The team also has a strong all-rounder in Moeen Ali. This combination can give any team a hard time and they have the potential to do that again this season.
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- ODI Personal records
Ben Stokes is one of the most versatile all-rounders in the world and has been an important member of England’s successful renaissance in Test cricket.
He has played a crucial role in their “New England” project which has seen them change their approach and play fearless attacking cricket, especially in the shorter formats.
A fine example of his all-round skills came in the 2019 Cricket World Cup final when he scored an unbeaten 84 to help England beat New Zealand by two runs at Lord’s to lift the trophy. It was a match that saw him hit five boundaries and two sixes in an utterly dominating 98-ball innings.
- T20 Personal records
In the IPL, he has been the most consistent batsman for CSK and has been a vital part of their successful run in the tournament. He has also made an impact with the ball and is a good bowler in T20s.
During the 2023 IPL, he is expected to bat at number three in the lineup. He is one of the most dangerous all-rounders in the world and can give any team a run for their money.
In addition to his batting talent, he is also known for his ball-catching abilities and has been extremely good with the spinners. In the 2023 IPL, he will be expected to play a vital role in the team and should be given enough time to recover from the recurring knee injury that has hindered him since 2014.
In a brilliant move, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have retained their star all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja for the next season. This was a big relief for fans as they have been hearing reports of rift between the player and the franchise.
The all-rounder was axed as captain mid-season and ruled out of IPL 2022 due to injury, before CSK got knocked out from the playoff race.
Ravindra Jadeja is a key cog in the CSK machine and has served as a loyal deputy to MS Dhoni for many years.
However, the relationship between the two seemed to deteriorate last season when CSK finished second-to-bottom in the table and Jadeja’s poor form, along with a spate of injuries, led to him being replaced as captain and Dhoni taking over again.
Jadeja has been a great support to Dhoni and has played a crucial role in numerous match-winning innings for the CSK side. He is also an excellent bowler and has a knack for picking up key wickets.
He has been a vital member of the CSK team since 2012 and has won the hearts of fans across the world with his performances both with the bat and ball. Having been a part of the IPL franchise since the beginning, Jadeja has a long history and he has learned a lot about captaincy by serving under Dhoni over the years.
He has scored several personal records in T20 cricket and the most notable one is his 183-run knock against RCB in the 2014-15 edition of the IPL.
It remains the highest individual score in T20 cricket, beating AB de Villiers’ 162 runs against Mumbai Indians. It is also the only T20I century by an Indian, and it is one of the most memorable ones in the history of the tournament.
Moeen Ali has a solid record in IPL with Chennai Super Kings and has been a valuable asset for the franchise. His all-round ability will be critical for CSK in the upcoming IPL 2023.
- Personal records in T20
His batting style is not suited to the T20 version of the game, but his ability to pick up wickets and score runs will help him contribute effectively to CSK’s batting line-up. His presence will strengthen the middle-order.
He has taken four wickets in three of his ODIs against the West Indies, and was selected to play in the third Test. His figures of 3/51 in the West Indies’ second innings helped the visitors win the game by a margin of nine wickets.
Last year, India pacer Deepak Chahar battled two serious injuries but is now fully recovered and ready to play in the IPL 2023. He returns with a vengeance and will be representing Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in this year’s edition of IPL.
- Personal Records in T20
In his debut season with CSK, Chahar scored 602 runs at an average of 38 and was one of the most consistent performers in the league. His handy lower-order batting and impressive swing bowling earned him a 14 crore contract during the mega auction before 2022 Indian T20 League.
- Personal Records in ODI
He is an experienced bowler who knows how to take wickets at the last moment. In his most recent appearance for India, he picked up four wickets during their T20 series win against Bangladesh that helped their team secure victory by 30 runs.
- Playing Style
Chahar is a left-arm quick with an impressive arm. He can strike in powerplay overs with the new ball due to his versatility and willingness to bowl in all conditions, which has earned him favor with India’s captain MS Dhoni.
He has earned a reputation for bowling well in T20 format, and Dhoni’s clever use of him during powerplay overs can only continue his success. CSK have made significant strides with him over time and should see him feature prominently in their squad during the IPL.
CSK IPL 2023 Schedule
|1||GT vs CSK||31 March||19:30|
|2||CSK vs LSG||3 April 2023||19:30|
|3||MI vs CSK||8 April 2023||19:30|
|4||CSK vs RR||12 April 2023||19:30|
|5||RCB vs CSK||17 April 2023||19:30|
|6||CSK vs SRH||21 April 2023||19:30|
|7||KKR vs CSK||23 April 2023||19:30|
|8||RR vs CSK||27 April 2023||19:30|
|9||CSK vs PBKS||30 April 2023||19:30|
|10||LSG vs CSK||4 May 2023||15:30*|
|11||CSK vs MI||6 May 2023||15:30*|
|12||CSK vs DC||10 May 2023||19:30|
|13||CSK vs KKR||14 May 2023||19:30|
|14||DC vs CSK||20 May 2023||15:30*|
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