IPL 2023 : 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
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The latest season of IPL is just about to start. IPL 2023 auction have 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.

CSK IPL 2023 Auction Review

CSK IPL 2022 Mega Auction Review
CSK IPL 2023 Mega Auction Review

IPL 2023 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. It was quite shocking that Chennai didn’t bid for Suresh Raina  in the last auction, 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.

Ahead of the auction, CSK retained MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali and Ruturaj Gaikwad. Later on in the auctions, they bought the following players:-

Ben Stokes CSK
Ben Stokes CSK
  1. Ajinkya Rahane (INR 50 lakh)
  2. Ben Stokes (INR 16.25 crore)
  3. Shaik Rasheed (INR 20 lakh)
  4. Nishant Sindhu (INR 60 lakh)
  5. Kyle Jamieson (INR 1 crore)
  6. Ajay Mandal (INR 20 lakh)
  7. Bhagath Varma (INR 20 lakh)

CSK IPL 2023 Squad

CSK IPL 2023 Squad
CSK IPL 2023 Squad
MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma.

IPL 2023 : Chennai Super Kings Team Analysis

CSK 2023 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 bought Devon Conway as the replacement of Faf. Now Ben Stokes is all there. There is some doubt over the opening combination of the team in IPL 2023.

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.

CSK 2023 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. Raydu is also able to keep the gloves for team.

CSK 2023 Squad : All-Rounders

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

CSK have the world’s best all-rounders in its squad. The likes of Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali will get the support of Ben Stokes. 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. Ben Stokes have been brought in as the replacement of DJ Bravo who was unable to perform at the desired level.

CSK 2023 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, CSK doesn’t have much strength in their bowling unit. In the 2023 auctions, CSK have bought Kylie Jamieson but it would be difficult to adjust him in CSK playing 11.

CSK IPL 2023 Team Review

CSK has built the IPL 2023 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 2023. 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 2023 (Probable XI)

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
  2. Moeen Ali
  3. Ambati Rayudu
  4. Ben Stokes
  5. MS Dhoni (C&WK)
  6. Ravindra Jadeja
  7. Dwaine Pretorius
  8. Kylie Jamieson
  9. Deepak Chahar
  10. Mukesh Chowdhary
  11. Maheesh Theekshana

IPL 2023 : CSK Predicted Playing XI after Mega Auction