Chennai Super Kings (CSK) full squad IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ended their two-day IPL 2022 mega auctions with the acquisition of a total of 25 players. The major talking point of CSK’s auction bidding was getting back most of its old players who were part of the franchises’ successful campaign in IPL 2021. CSK management managed to get back Deepak Chahar, who became their most expensive bidding, followed by the roping in Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, Robin Uthappa all of whom played a key role in CSK’s triumph last season.
Some fresh faces include New Zealand batter Devon Conway, who is considered as one of the specialists of the shortest format. New additions include Shivam Dube, Chris Jordan, and Mitchell Santner who can all contribute with both bat and ball. Besides, the franchise also put faith in the uncapped Indian players and the U-19 World Cup-winning bowler Rajvardhan Hangargekar.
Balanced squad with all departments ticked:
CSK has a good opening batting option in the form of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway. They can be a threatening menace to the opposition bowlers, especially for how they escalate their innings. They are fierce when it comes to hitting the ball out of the park. Besides, experienced campaigner Robin Uthappa could also open if needed.
The middle-order is all sorted with the presence of the skipper MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Dwayne Bravo. All these players have been with the side for quite a while now and enjoyed team success together. They are well apprised of their respective roles, and the flexibility in their batting orders if needed depending on the requirements of the victory. The new addition of Shivam Dube, however, adds to their arsenal, as he can hit big shots down the batting order in demanding situations.
CSK’s most expensive bid, Deepak Chahar will lead the bowling unit and will bowl alongside Dwaine Pretorius, Chris Jordan, and Adam Milne. Besides, quality spin bowling comes in the form of some uncapped Indian spinners such as KM Asif, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Tushar Deshpande.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) full squad IPL 2022:
MS Dhoni (C & wk)Robin Uthappa (wk) Ambati Rayudu (wk), N Jagadeesan (wk), Devon Conway, Subhranshu Senapati, Hari Nishaanth, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Simarjeet Singh, Adam Milne, Mukesh Choudhary, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Dwayne Bravo, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, Chris Jordan, Bhagath Varma
PurseAvailable: INR 2.95 crores
Squadstrength: 25 (17 – Indian, 8 – overseas)