IPL 2023: The Indian Premier League season of 2022 was exceedingly challenging for Chennai Super Kings (CSK). With only four victories during the season, they were ninth in the standings. The four-time champions had their poorest season ever, and they will be ready to make some adjustments for the upcoming campaign.
Before the IPL 2023 mini-auctions, The Yellow Army went on a release binge. They were able to keep their core, which included Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ruturaj Gaikwad. They have freed people including Narayan Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, and Adam Milne.
Surprisingly, the Chennai-based Super Kings also released Dwayne Bravo, their veteran warhorse. After the IPL 2022, Robin Uthappa hung up his cricket boots for good. Chennai Super Kings have INR 20.45 crore in their bank account.
As of the auction’s start. Seven vacancies in all, including two abroad, need to be filled. The top three players Chennai Super Kings may attempt to acquire in the mini auctions leading up to the IPL 2023 are examined in this piece.
IPL 2023: Here are 3 Players That CSK Might Target
3. Manish Pandey
With the Lucknow Super Giants, Manish Pandey had a dreadful season in which he only managed to score 88 runs in six games while maintaining a dismal strike rate of 110. He was subsequently released by LSG before the IPL 2023 auction.
The current domestic season has seen the right-handed batsman in strong form. During the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2022, Manish Pandey amassed 247 runs at an average of 61.75.
2. Riley Meredith
In order to cover for Jofra Archer’s absence in the IPL 2022, Mumbai Indians recruited Riley Meredith. For the five-time champions, the Australian bowler had a respectable season, taking 8 wickets in 8 games at an economy rate of 8.42. In a difficult season, he was one of their top pacers, but the Mumbai Indians released him prior to the IPL 2023.
Riley Meredith is one of the few choices available to the Chennai Super Kings, who are in need of a tearaway pacer in their lineup after releasing Adam Milne prior to the auction. He is swift and can consistently reach speeds of over 150 kmph.
Riley Meredith will be offered at a very reasonable price and has the potential to flourish under MS Dhoni’s capable leadership. The four-time champions may find the Tasmanian to be a very wise acquisition because he is a true wicket-taker.
1. Sam Curran
Sam Curran is most likely to outbid Chennai Super Kings in the mini-auctions. The Englishman recently had a very successful T20 World Cup 2022, winning Player of the Tournament for his efforts.
The Chennai Super Kings need a bowling all-rounder after Dwayne Bravo’s exit. Additionally, MS Dhoni prefers players with a variety of skills who can give him options with the ball and bat.
Sam Curran has also previously represented Chennai Super Kings when he turned in some rather impressive offensive and defensive displays. The Englishman will fit perfectly into CSK’s starting lineup, and the team is likely to support him during the mini-auction.