In the Indian Premier League, Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful franchises. MS Dhoni’s team has won four championships, the most recent in 2021. CSK has put up a solid squad to recapture the crown and tie the Mumbai Indians’ record of five Championship
The Super Kings retained Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali, who entered the auction with a purse of INR 48 crore. During the auction, the franchise did not surprise the fans by sticking to their previous policy of backing their core players, and Chennai could reclaim many of its players from the last season.
CSK paid a hefty INR 14 crore for Deepak Chahar. Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, Shivam Dube, Devon Conway, and others were among the 20 players purchased. In the IPL 2022 season opener, the MS Dhoni-led franchise will face Kolkata Knight Riders.
That’s three players are:
1. Maheesh Theekshana
Maheesh Theekshana, Sri Lanka’s right-arm off-break spinner, makes his international debut. Last year was his first season with the island nation. In four One Day Internationals and 15 Twenty20 Internationals, the spinner has taken six ODI and fourteen T20I wickets.
Adding Theekshana to CSK’s team for INR 70 lakh was a steel transaction completed during the auction. However, the spinner is expected to wait until the Indian Premier League to make his debut. The top two spinners for IPL 2022 will be Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali, with Mitchell Santner on the bench.
2. Narayan Jagadeesan
In India’s domestic circuit, Narayan Jagadeesan is a well-known name. The 26-year-old has been putting in performances for his trained team Tamil Nadu. Jagadeesan has scored 1261 first-class runs in 26 games, and 1260 List A runs in 36 games.
In the Indian Premier League, the right-handed batter has yet to demonstrate his ability and talent. He was drafted by the Chennai Super Kings in 2018, but he was forced to sit on the bench for the next two years. The wicketkeeper batted in two IPL 2020 games and finished with a duck and 33 runs.
Jagadeesan has yet to appear in an IPL game after the 2020 season. The 26-year-old is likely to return to the Chennai Super Kings’ bench.
3. Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner, a left-arm orthodox spinner and left-handed batter, was selected by CSK during the auction. The franchise paid INR 1.90 crore for the spinner’s services. Santner has been with CSK since 2018. However, he has only appeared in six games so far, and he has six wickets in six IPL matches.
In international cricket, the 30-year-old has come a long way and is now a regular for the New Zealand team. Despite his outstanding performance, he is unlikely to play for the Super King.
Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali are Chennai’s two top spinners. Santner was only selected as a backup option for the team.