In the IPL 2022 mega auction, the Chennai Super Kings purchased 21 players. While the team kept much of its core, it was unable to reclaim Faf du Plessis and showed little interest in repurchasing Suresh Raina, who ultimately went unsold at the auction. CSK purchased Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, and Shivam Dube, among others. At 14 crores, Deepak Chahar was their most expensive player.
One of the most successful teams in the IPL is Chennai Super Kings. In IPL 2010, IPL 2011, IPL 2018, and IPL 2021, they won the title four times. In addition, the team has made the playoffs 11 times in the last 12 seasons. CSK has also finished second in five IPL seasons: 2008, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2019.
In the meantime, the BCCI announced the two teams ahead of the IPL 2022 season. Group B includes the Chennai Super Kings, SRH, RCB, Punjab Kings, and Gujarat Lions. In the upcoming season, each team in this group will play each other twice.
Given the abundance of matchwinners in the side, selecting the seven Indian players for the starting XI will be a difficult challenge for the franchise. Due to the franchise’s large number of players over the age of 35, age and fitness will be a major consideration. We’ll take a look at CSK’s likely seven Indian players in the starting XI in this piece.
IPL 2022 MATCH PREDICTION: IPL 2022 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Names Their First Seven Indian Players For The Tournament
Dhoni is expected to play his final IPL season in 2022. Before declaring his retirement from the league after IPL 2021, he spoke about playing his final IPL game in front of Indian fans. His batting abilities have waned in recent years, but it was his leadership capabilities that led CSK to their fourth IPL triumph last year.
Ruturaj was given a lot of attention by the franchise. It paid off immediately, as he finished the IPL season as the leading run scorer. He will maintain his place at the top of the food chain. At the international level, he has had a difficult time. He wants to make another IPL season important so that he may lay a claim to a lengthier international career.
CSK may consider Robin Uthappa as Gaikwad’s partner and the second opener in the playing XI if Faf du Plessis is unavailable. Uthappa proved his worth in gold in the little opportunity he had in the IPL 2021. He discussed his return to CSK and the safety that the franchise provides to its players. The franchise may give him a longer leash this year.