IPL Auction 2023: Former batter Suresh Raina has picked Sam Curran as the future captain of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL.
Sam Curran has been an exceptional player for the English team in international cricket in the last few years. Starting as a limited-overs specialist, Sam Curran forayed into the red-ball side as well.
To date, Curran has played 32 IPL matches, and scored 337 runs and bagged 32 wickets. Interestingly, he picked a hat-trick during his stint with Punjab Kings in the 2019 season.
The southpaw, Sam Curran then played for CSK in the 2020 and 2021 seasons. This is where he got international fame due to his all-round abilities’ in the shortest format.
However, the English all-rounder could not feature in the IPL 2022 due to injury concerns. Later in the T20 World Cup 2022, Sam Curran emerged as the ‘Player of the Tournament’ with 13 wickets.
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IPL Auction 2023: Will CSK buy Sam Curran as a future captain?
The c scheduled in Kochi will be interesting for the cricket fraternity. Although only 405 players mark their presence in the final list, many big players and talented young players are present in the list.
Apart from Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Harry Brook, Cameron Green, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Jason Holder and Kane Williamson will be the major players. Sunrisers Hyderabad have the most purse amount left.
Ahead of the IPL Auction 2023, former CSK batter Raina has reckoned that, “Sam Curran can be a future leader in CSK.”
CSK currently have 18 players in the squad, and need to fill up remaining seven spots. With two of them being overseas, they are likely to go hard after one overseas player. However, they have only 20.45 Crores purse left.
With Sam Curran being the hot pick, CSK need to shell out quite a big amount to secure services of him. However, as the report suggests that the franchise is hell bent on taking Curran in their squad. Also, they have released Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, while Dwayne Bravo decided to retire, which has left space for fast-bowling all-rounder.
CSK Retained Players: Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway*, Dwaine Pretorius*, Maheesh Theekshana*, Matheesha Pathirana*, Mitchell Santner*, Moeen Ali*, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande