Chennai Super Kings released six players from their squad ahead of the IPL 2021 auction after having their worst season in IPL 2020. Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, and Shane Watson left the MS Dhoni-led team. Chennai Super Kings paid Rs. 17.35 crore in the IPL 2021 auction to add six players to their roster.
Krishnappa Gowtham cost CSK Rs. 9.25 crore to get into the team. In the history of Indian Premier League auctions, the Indian all-rounder became the most expensive Indian player. CSK also paid Rs. 7 crores for English all-rounder Moeen Ali. CSK also offered Cheteshwar Pujara an IPL contract at his base price of Rs. 50 lakh, recognising his commitment to the national team. Furthermore, during the IPL 2021 auction, all-rounder K Bhagat Varma, batsman C Nari Nishaanth, and bowler M Harisankar Reddy all find a spot in the CSK squad for Rs. 50 lakh each.
Chennai Super Kings now have 25 players in their squad after the auction. In 2010, 2011, and 2018, Chennai Super Kings won the IPL trophy three times. After a disappointing season in which they finished seventh on the points table, Chennai Super Kings will look to rebound in the IPL 2021. Just a few CSK players will play every match in the IPL 2021 tournament, as their participation boosts the team’s on-field ability. Here are the five Chennai Super Kings players who will appear in any IPL match in 2021.
5 Players From Chennai Super Kings Play Every Match
1. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni has established himself as the face of the Chennai Super Kings. The iconic wicket-keeper batsman has been the captain of the franchise since its inception in 2008, as well as the team. MS Dhoni is a gifted wicketkeeper and astute captain. Behind the stumps, he is one of the fastest wicket-keepers in the world. In addition, his ability to hit long shots gives him an edge in the lower-middle order.
Last year, MS Dhoni declared his retirement from international cricket, and the IPL is the only major forum for him to showcase his abilities. The 39-year-old cricketer will again lead Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021, and he will be a key player in any game, as he has been in previous editions.
2. Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina, like MS Dhoni, has been a part of the Chennai Super Kings since the 2008 season of the IPL. Prior to IPL 2020, Suresh Raina was the top run-scorer in the Indian Premier League. Raina, a left-handed batsman, did not play in IPL 2020, and Virat Kohli overtook him as the IPL’s top run-scorer. Suresh Raina is the tournament’s second-highest run scorer with 5368 runs in 193 IPL games.
CSK paid a high price for Raina’s departure last season. In IPL 2020, the team’s batting department struggled miserably. Despite the efforts of a few players such as Faf du Plessis, Ambati Rayudu, and Shane Watson in the batting sector, Suresh Raina’s absence was a major blow to the side. CSK will have a stronger batting line-up in IPL 2021 thanks to Raina’s return, and Raina will be one of the players who will be part of the playing 11 in any game.
3. Ambati Rayudu
Ambati Rayudu has established himself as a reliable batsman for Chennai Super Kings since joining the franchise in 2018. The right-handed batsman has established himself as the middle-rock. order’s Ambati Rayudu has shown that he can play under duress.
After Faf du Plessis, he was the second-highest run scorer for Chennai Super Kings last season. Ambati Rayudu’s role in the team has been more essential since Shane Watson’s departure. As a result, Rayudu will be another player for CSK in the IPL 2021 who will play any match.
4. Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja is a famous Indian player to watch on both the foreign and domestic stages. Jadeja adds value to every squad with his hard-hitting batting style and spin bowling.
His inclusion to the squad gives the match a reliable secondary bowler. He played in all 14 games for Chennai Super Kings last season, and he is expected to play in every match this season as well.
5. Dwayne Bravo
Dwayne Bravo, like Suresh Raina, was another player whose absence from the IPL 2020 severely hindered CSK’s results. Bravo was forced to withdraw from the tournament due to a groyne injury, and he only managed to play six games for Chennai Super Kings. Chennai Super Kings have lost a dependable death-over bowler and a brilliant lower-order batsman as a result of the West Indies all-departure. rounder’s
Bravo is supposed to give his all in the tournament this time, and he will be one of the overseas players that CSK will not leave out of any of the games.