IPL 2022 CSK Squad - New Signings in Mega Auction
IPL 2022 CSK Squad - New Signings in Mega Auction

IPL 2022 CSK Squad: The four-time IPL trophy winners Chennai Super Kings is one of the franchises who need to reconstruct their core team inorder to stay consistent in the upcoming IPL seasons.

MS Dhoni – the skipper of CSK may retire from the IPL in the next season. Keeping that in mind CSK needs to build a core team which should continue their winning momentum in the upcoming IPL seasons.

CSK IPL 2022 Auction Stats

Updates

  • A report claims that “MS Dhoni is keen to get less price in the retention as he prefers other players to get better deals”.
  • CSK is all set to retain MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali ahead of IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

IPL 2022 CSK Squad: Current CSK skipper MS Dhoni will be undoubtfully the first player that CSK might retain in the IPL 2022 Auction. Following him, CSK would definitely look out for Suresh Raina who has been an integral part of CSK for a very long time.

Though Raina didn’t shine in the IPL 2021, we can’t resist his records in the past particularly the events that happened on non-UAE grounds.

Raina in IPL 2022 CSK Squad Possibility
Raina

Raina plays a crucial role in CSK’s batting order in the IPL tournaments sofar. Following are the batting records of Suresh Raina till IPL 2021:

YearMatRunsHSSR
20211216054125
20191738359121.97
20181544575*132.44
20171444284143.97
20161539975127.88
20151737462123.02
20141652387146.08
201318548100*150.13
20121944173135.69
20111643873*134.76
20101652083*142.85
20091443498140.9
20081642155*142.22

 

Will CSK retains MS Dhoni in IPL 2022?, this is the thing that every CSK fan might worry about.

Yes!! Dhoni will retain by the CSK in IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The news has been confirmed by a CSK source.

He stated that “MS will be the first man to be retained, there is no doubt about it. But first of all we need to know the retention rules, which we are not aware of as of now. If we can retain (players), Dhoni will be first to save”.

MS Dhoni Doesn’t Want CSK to retain him

The CSK skipper led the franchise to their fourth title in IPL 2021 and has not announced his retirement from IPL yet.

Regarding his possible retention, Dhoni said after the IPL 2021 final that the priority during the mega-auction would be to secure a core for the team that can be maintained in the long run.

Dhoni in IPL 2022 CSK Squad Probability
MS dhoni

“Again I’ve said it before, it depends on the BCCI. With two new teams coming in… we have to decide what is good for CSK. It’s not about me being there in the top three or four. It’s about making a strong core to ensure the franchise doesn’t suffer. The core group, we have to have a hard look to see who can contribute for the next 10 years,” Dhoni said.

MS Dhoni doesn’t want Chennai Super Kings to retain players as availing that feature might force the franchise to shell a lot of money, owner N Srinivasan has revealed.

“MS is a very fair person. He wanted the retention policy to come out as he didn’t want CSK to lose money trying to retain him. That is the reason why he gave different replies to people. However, he made a very regnant statement. On being asked about the legacy he left behind, he said I am not gone. So, that says it all,” Srinivasan told.

IPL 2022 CSK Squad

New Players signed by CSK for IPL 2022

IPL 2022 CSK Squad: Chennai Super Kings will sign the new players for its team during the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. In prior to the auction CSK will release the IPL 2022 retained players list which will decide the total purse value of the team for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

CSK will try to rope the best wicketkeeper-batsman who can replace MS Dhoni in the near future. Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul will be the first option for the CSK who were one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen.

And moreover, these two players might be released by their respective franchises ahead of IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

Players retained by CSK in IPL 2022

IPL 2022 CSK Squad: As of IPL 2022 retention rules, we have categorized the retaining players in two different categories.

One if CSK decides to retain 3 Indian players along with 1 foreign player and the other with two Indian players with two foreign players.

Following are the details of the possible CSK Retained Players 2022:

Set 1(Mostly Confirmed)

Chennai Super Kings looks its all possible way to retain Ruturaj Gaikwad who plays a crucial role in winning IPL 2021 trophy. Notably, Ruturaj Gaikwad is the orange cap holder of IPL 2021.

Ruturaj Most Expected in IPL 2022 CSK Squad
Ruturaj Gaikwad receiving orange cap with the award during IPL winning celebration
PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
R JadejaAll-rounder
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 2

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Sam CurranAll-rounder

 

Set 3

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Shardul ThakurBowler
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 4

If CSK releases Suresh Raina then this will be the probable CSK Retained Players 2022 :

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman

 

What if CSK release MS Dhoni

If MS Dhoni decides not to play for CSK in IPL 2022, then the following will be the possible CSK retention in IPL 2022:

Set 1

PlayerRole
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 2

PlayerRole
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman
What if CSK release MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina who is another pillar of CSK’s successful journey might relieve from playing for CSK if MS Dhoni retires from the IPL. Notably, Suresh Raina too announces his international retirement when MS Dhoni took the decision to not be a part of the Indian playing team.

Following will be the CSK retention in IPL 2022 if they release both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina:

PlayerRole
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Batsman
Shardul ThakurBowler
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman

 

If CSK decides to retain players in 2+2 format that is 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players then the following will be the possible IPL 2022 CSK retention:

Set 1

When it comes to retaining foreign players CSK will definitely look for Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis, and Dwayne Bravo. As Moeen and Faf play a crucial role in IPL 2021, CSK will look out for the duo at max.

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Sam CurranAll-rounder
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 2

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 3

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Dwayne BravoAll-rounder
Josh HazlewoodBowler

 

Set 4

If CSK releases Suresh Raina then this will be the probable CSK Retained Players 2022 for 2 Indian and 2 foreign players format:

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

What if CSK release MS Dhoni

If CSK decides to release MS Dhoni then the following will be the possible retention for CSK where they decide to retain 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players in IPL 2022:

PlayerRole
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

What if CSK release MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina

If CSK decides to release MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina then the following will be the possible retention for CSK where they decide to retain 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players in IPL 2022:

PlayerRole
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

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Players Released by CSK in IPL 2022

IPL 2022 CSK Squad: Apart from the retained players CSK will release all the remaining capped and uncapped players and will purchase the needed player in the IPL 2022 Auction. The following players are expected to release from the CSK franchise in IPL 2022 Auction.

  • Karn Sharma
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Imran Tahir
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Mitchell Santner
  • K M Asif
  • Narayan Jagadeesan
  • R Sai Kishore (uncapped)
  • M Harisankar Reddy
  • C Hari Nishaanth
  • K.Bhagath Varma
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Krishnappa Gowtham

Chennai Super Kings Squad – Previous Year

IPL 2022 CSK Squad: CSK squad for the IPL 2022 will be updated here once officially announced. Until then check out the previous year’s CSK squad:

MS Dhoni (capt), Ambati Rayudu, C Hari Nishanth, Cheteshwar Pujara, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Faf du Plessis, Harisankar Reddy, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, K Bhagath Varma, K Gowtham, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, Narayan Jagadeesan, R Sai Kishore, Ravindra Jadeja, Robin Uthappa, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Raina

IPL 2022 Auction Date

  • The window for the 8 existing teams to retain the players will be from the 1st November 2021 to 30th November 2021.
  • The 2 new IPL teams will have the window to retain the players starting from 1st December 2021 to 25th December 2021.
  • Right after this retention window period, BCCI will organize the IPL 2022 Auction at the end of December or at the beginning of January 2022.

IPL 2022 Retention Rules

  • A team is set to be allowed to keep up to three Indian(capped/uncapped) and two foreign players with the total number of retentions not exceeding four.
  • It has clearly said that a team cannot keep more than two uncapped players.
  • As per the conditions, the team management can either retain three Indian players and one overseas player or two Indian players and two overseas players.
  • Two New IPL teams can pick any 2 Indian and 1 foreign player from the Mega auction pool before the start of the auction 2022.
  • Also, new teams can pick only one uncapped player before the auction.
  • There will also be no Right to Match (RTM) cards for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

IPL 2022 Salary Cap

BCCI also explained the salary cap for the retained players based on the team’s decision of the number of players retention.

  • If a team retains 4 players, Rs 42 crore will be cut from the player purse.
  • If a team retains 3 players, Rs 33 crore will be cut from the player purse.
  • If a team retains 2 players, Rs 24 crore will be cut from the player purse.
  • If a team retains only one player, it will lose Rs 14 crore from its purse value.
  • Each uncapped player retained will cost Rs 4 crore each.

If a team retains 4 of its player then the salary cap of the four players will be as follows:

*below mentioned will be the player’s annual salary

Deductions for 4 PlayersINR 42 Cr(Total)
Player 1INR 16 Cr
Player 2INR 12 Cr
Player 3INR 8 Cr
Player 4INR 6 Cr

 

If a team retains 3 of its player then the salary cap of the three players will be as follows:

3 players deductionINR 33 Cr(Total)
Player 1INR 15 Cr
Player 2INR 11 Cr
Player 3INR 7 Cr

 

If a team retains 2 of its player then the salary cap of the two players will be as follows:

2 Players deductionINR 24 Cr(Total)
Player 1INR 14 Cr
Player 2INR 10 Cr

 

If a team keeps only one player, then the team has to pay a total of INR 14 crores

1 Player deductionINR 14 Cr