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IPL 2022 Mega Auctions: What will be Chennai Super Kings strategy?

While no one knows what CSK management have on their minds for the mega auction, SportsTiger tries to decode CSK's auction strategy in ST's special segment.

Ritesh Pathak Author

Updated - 5 February 2022 7:47 pm

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The IPL 2022 Mega Auctions are now just a week away and teams already have planned what they are going to do at the big event. Chennai Super Kings management will also have a plan settled. They had Dhoni reach Chennai a week ago for the discussion. While no one knows what CSK management have on their minds for the mega auction, SportsTiger tries to decode CSK’s auction strategy in ST’s special segment IPL Auction with SportsTiger.

Retained Players: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali

Purse Amount deducted: 42

Purse Amount left: 48

Roles of Retained Players

MS Dhoni (Wicketkeeper, Captain)

Ravindra Jadeja (All-rounder)

Ruturaj Gaikwad (Opener)

Moeen Ali (All-rounder, Pinch Hitter, Floater)

No of Slots available: 21

Overseas Slots available: 7

What will CSK look for in IPL 2022 Mega Auctions?

The CSK management will try to get hold of their previous players as much as possible. Chennai Super Kings has excelled under MS Dhoni’s leadership and the man himself believes in sticking with players. So, it won’t be surprising if CSK management goes bonker for its ex-players in the mega auctions. However, the management will also look to rope in young stars who can stay with the team longer.

Players who will be on CSK’s radar

1. Deepak Chahar: The Rajasthan pacer has been associated with the Tamil Nadu-based franchise for four years and has been handy with the new ball. Dhoni has used Chahar upfront most of the time and the pacer has not disappointed his captain. Apart from bowling in the powerplays, Chahar can easily give a couple of overs at the death as well. He has also worked on his batting skills which will play on the minds of CSK management.

2. Shardul Thakur: Shardul has been nothing less than an asset for team India in the recent past. He has contributed across formats and his two-dimensional skills can be of great use to CSK. Thakur has already played for the team which will also help him get along easily. Thakur’s ability to take wickets at any moment in the game makes him a tough bowler to face. He has developed his game and CSK will definitely look to invest in him.

3. Shahrukh Khan: The Tamil Nadu batter has done exceptionally well in the domestic circuit and CSK will be itching to have local talent like Khan. He has proved himself as a finisher and CSK will need someone like that with MS Dhoni with the team for not so long. Shahrukh has the ability to hit bowlers at will which makes him a hot favorite in the shortest format of the game.

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