IPL 2022 : Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis and Updates

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IPL 2022 : Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis and Updates
IPL 2022 : Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis and Updates

The latest season of IPL is just about to start. IPL 2022 Mega auction were held in Bangalore and it concluded successfully. All the 10 teams have build up their final squads for the upcoming seasons. In this article we will talk about Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis and Updates.

CSK have been the most consistent side in the history of IPL. MI have the most number of IPL titles but still in terms of overall performance, CSK tops the list. The main reasons behind the team’s consistent success in the last few years is their team culture, trust in players, and less changes in the team.

Here are the fixtures of Chennai Super Kings matches in IPL 2022 :

CSK IPL 2022 Mega Auction Review

CSK IPL 2022 Mega Auction Review
CSK IPL 2022 Mega Auction Review

IPL 2022 Mega Auction was no different for CSK. Their strategy was same, to trust their existing players. Chennai Super Kings once again invested in most of their previous squad. Although, it was quite shocking that they didn’t bid for Suresh Raina, but except him, the management aimed at building the same squad.  

CSK have always shown trust in a particular player rather than rummaging for two in the IPL bush. They have always valued the experience of players. CSK 2022 playing XI will have the same eight players who were a part of IPL 2021 final against the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Ahead of the mega auction, CSK retained MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Later on in the auctions, they were able to buy Robin Uthappa, Ambati Raydu, DJ Bravo back in the squad. They just failed to bring Shardul Thakur back.

CSK IPL 2022 Final Squad

CSK IPL 2022 Final Squad
CSK IPL 2022 Final Squad

Batsmen : Devon Conway, Ambati Rayudu, C Hari Nishanth, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Subhranshu Senapati

Wicket-keepers : MS Dhoni (C) and N Jagadeesan

All-rounders : Dwayne Bravo, Dwaine Pretorius, Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Bhagath Varma, Deepak Chahar, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja and Shivam Dube

Fast bowlers : Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary and Simarjeet Singh

Spinners : Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana

IPL 2022 : Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis

CSK 2022 Squad : Batsmen

CSK Best Playing XI - Ruturaj Gaikwad
CSK Best Playing XI – Ruturaj Gaikwad

In IPL 2021, CSK had the best opening combination of Faf du Plessis and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Unfortunately, CSK lost Faf du Plessis to RCB, CSK have bought Devon Conway as the replacement of Faf.

Ruturaj Gaikwad will be there to support Conway.  Ruturaj’s stakes have been very high after being retained by CSK ahead of the Auction. Opening will definitely not going to be a problem for CSK. CSK will have the same middle-order as in IPL 2021 final. The likes of Robin Uthappa at 4, Ambati Rayudu at 5, and MS Dhoni at 6. Only Raina will be missing.

CSK 2022 Squad : Wicketkeepers

CSK IPL 2022 - MS Dhoni
CSK IPL 2022 – MS Dhoni

The team have the best wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni. Dhoni has not been so good in the last few seasons with the bat but there has never been any issue with his keeping. In the backup, young N Jagadeesan is available. Uthappa and Raydu are also able to keep the gloves for team.

CSK 2022 Squad : All-Rounders

CSK mega auction - Ravindra Jadeja
CSK mega auction – Ravindra Jadeja

CSK have kept the same trio of all-rounders as it was in IPL 2021, in the form of Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Dwayne Bravo. Moeen will be used as a strong batting all-rounder at 3. At present, Jadeja is best in his position who is a complete all-rounder at 7. There will be some uncertainty regarding Bravo because he has been unable to perform at the desired level.

CSK 2022 Squad : Bowlers

IPL 2022 : Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis - Deepak Chahar
IPL 2022 : Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis – Deepak Chahar

This is the only area which has seen the most changes in CSK’s squad. In 2021, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, and Deepak Chahar were the main bowlers of CSK. However, at the mega auction, CSK lost both Shardul Thakur and Josh Hazlewood to other teams.

In their place, CSK now have the pace of Adam Milne and Chris Jordan. Bowling will be a concern for CSK because Deepak Chahar is going to miss the first half of IPL 2022 due to an injury.

CSK IPL 2022 Team Review

CSK has built the IPL 2022 squad on the foundation of its senior players. The veterans of the team will be one of their greatest strengths in the next IPL season. Death Bowling will be the major concern for CSK in IPL 2022. They should have bid high for a lethal fast bowler who could give support to Chahar. Another issue which the franchise will need to address is to finalize their four overseas players.

CSK Playing 11 2022 (Probable XI)

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  2. Devon Conway
  3. Moeen Ali
  4. Robin Uthappa
  5. Ambati Rayudu
  6. MS Dhoni (C&WK)
  7. Ravindra Jadeja
  8. Dwayne Bravo
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Rajvardhan Hangargekar
  11. Adam Milne

IPL 2022 : CSK Predicted Playing XI after Mega Auction