Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings(CSK)

CSK will be one team that will be eager to look forward to the IPL 2021 mega auction after getting ousted in the league phase itself in IPL 2020. BCCI likely to host a full player auction for the upcoming IPL 2021.

CSK IPL 2021 auction Stats

After creating an unwanted record in IPL 2020 CSK seeks to make a better team ahead of IPL 2021. Chennai based franchise seeks to build a better version of them by roping new players for their franchise.

CSK wants a set of young stars who can carry their campaign for at least three seasons. Here’s a look at possible CSK’s auction stats.

CSK might release these big stars

Ahead of IPL 2021 auction, CSK is expected to release their star players in order to make a better CSK in the upcoming IPL edition. Players including Kedar Jadhav, Harbhajan Singh, Suresh Raina, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Dwayne Bravo, M Vijay, Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi are expected to release for IPL 2021 auction.

2018 IPL winner Shane Watson announced his retirement from all forms of cricket his place has been replaced by Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Shane Watson
Shane Watson

5 players CSK might retain

Each team allowed to hold five players ahead of the IPL 2021 mega auction. Chennai Super Kings might retain MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Faf du Plessis, Sam Curran.

In IPL 2020 CSK tried with their new opening batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad and successfully made their replacement for Shane Watson. Dhoni gave Sam Curran back to back chances and made him as one of the best allrounders.

Faf Sam Curran
Faf Sam Curran

Five players CSK may like to rope in auction

If BCCI organise a full player auction ahead of IPL 2021 then CSK would seek to rope the players like Ravi Bishnoi, Kartik Tyagi, Varun Chakravarthy, T Natarajan, Karun Nair. CSK seek to make a strong squad to shine in their comeback in IPL 2021.

Will MS Dhoni continue to captain CSK?

In the last league match of IPL 2020, CSK skipper answered as “Definitely not” for the question regarding his IPL retirement. Though MSD confirmed to play for CSK in IPL 2020 the major question arises is regarding him as captain.

Does Faf du Plessis replace MSD as CSK skipper?

Cricket experts predict that in order to make a better CSK Dhoni would guide a new skipper while playing along with the team. This is not the first time Dhoni did so. While stepping down from Indian skipper MSD played under Virat Kohli’s captaincy to guide Kohli under some circumstance.

Dhoni Faf du Plessis
Dhoni Faf du Plessis

In a recent interaction on Star Sports’ show Cricket Connected between Sanjay Bangar and Irfan Pathan. Bangar said that MS Dhoni might not be the captain for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021.

“I feel that MS Dhoni may not be the captain next year and may play as a player and give the captaincy at this stage to Faf du Plessis for the transition to happen under Faf du Plessis. Because as of now, they do not have any other option as a captain, and if you talk outside the team, in the auction or in the trading, none of the teams would be releasing a player who has the capability of become the captain of CSK,” Bangar said.

Also read: Players Expected to Released by CSK, RCB, and MI Ahead of IPL 2021

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