The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team that has been making strategic moves in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the past few years. Under the Captaincy of the legendary MS Dhoni, CSK has won four IPL titles and two Champions Trophy T20 (CLT20) crowns. The team has a strong fan base and is considered one of the most successful franchises in the IPL.
CSK’s strategic moves have paid off in the past, and the team is set to continue that trend in the upcoming IPL 2023. The team has made some exceptional purchases at the IPL auction, which took place earlier this year. They managed to sign England all-rounder Ben Stokes for a record-breaking INR 16.25 crore, which significantly enhanced their team.
CSK surprised everyone by going all in on Stokes, while everyone expected them to go after Sam Curran to bring him back into the team. CSK went into the auction with a purse of INR 20.45 crore and seven seats to fill, including two overseas players. They made some shocking selections and managed to secure some fantastic players.
CSK Team Final Squad for IPL 2023
|MS Dhoni (c)||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||12 Crore|
|Devon Conway||Batsman||1 crore|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Batsman||6 Crore|
|Ambati Rayudu||Batsman/Wicket-keeper||6.75 crore|
|Subhranshu Senapati||Batsmen||20 lakh|
|Moeen Ali||All-Rounder||8 Crore|
|Shivam Dube||All-Rounder||4 crore|
|Rajvardhan Hangargekar||Bowler||1.5 crore|
|Dwaine Pretorius||All-Rounder||50 lakh|
|Mitchell Santner||Bowler||1.9 crore|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All-Rounder||16 Crore|
|Tushar Deshpande||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Mukesh Chowdhary||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Matheesha Pathirana||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Simarjeet Singh||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Deepak Chahar||Bowler||14 crore|
|Prashant Solanki||Bowler||1.2 crore|
|Maheesh Theekshana||Bowler||70 lakh|
|Ajinkya Rahane||Batsman||50 lakh|
|Ben Stokes||All-Rounder||16.25 crore|
|Shaik Rasheed||Batsman||20 lakh|
|Nishant Sindhu||All-Rounder||60 lakh|
|Kyle Jamieson||Bowler||1 crore|
|Ajay Mandal||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
|Bhagath Varma||All-Rounder||20 lakh|
The total number of players in the squad is 25, with 17 Indian players and eight overseas players. The remaining purse of CSK for IPL 2023 was 1.5 crores, which indicates that the team’s management has spent wisely and has managed to build a strong team within their budget.
CSK’s management has been taking calculated risks and making strategic moves to build a well-balanced team for IPL 2023. The team’s focus has been on strengthening their batting and bowling lineups, and they have managed to secure some exceptional players to achieve that goal.
The addition of Ben Stokes to the CSK squad is undoubtedly one of their best purchases in recent years. Stokes is a versatile player who can bat, bowl, and field exceptionally well. He brings a wealth of experience and talent to the team, and his addition significantly enhances CSK’s chances of winning IPL 2023.
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CSK Team Captain 2023
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been confirmed as the captain of the Chennai Super Kings for the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League in 2023. The CEO of Chennai Super Kings, Kasi Viswanathan, confirmed the news on Sunday. Dhoni has been the captain of CSK for 12 seasons and has led the team to the IPL finals nine times. In a total of 190 games, Dhoni has captained CSK to 116 wins, with an impressive win percentage of 61.37.
CSK Released Player List 2023
The team’s management has been carefully planning their moves and taking calculated risks to build a strong and well-balanced team. They have been retaining and releasing players to ensure they have the right mix of experience and talent. The team has released eight players, including Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milam, KM Asif, Hari Nishant, Bhagat Verma, Robin Uthappa, N Jagadish, and Chris Jordan. The decision to release these players was taken after careful consideration and analysis of their performance in the previous season.
- Dwayne Bravo
- Adam Milam
- KM Asif
- Hari Nishant
- Bhagat Verma
- Robin Uthappa
- N Jagadish
- Chris Jordan
CSK IPL 2023 retained players list
|MS Dhoni (capt)||Batsman / Wicketkeeper|
|Devon Conway||Batsman / Wicketkeeper|
|Moeen Ali||All Rounder|
|Shivam Dube||All Rounder|
|Dwaine Pretorius||All Rounder|
|Mitchell Santner||All Rounder|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All Rounder|
Among the retained players, we have the experienced duo of MS Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja. Dhoni, who led CSK to four IPL titles, is one of the most successful captains in IPL history. Jadeja, on the other hand, is a versatile all-rounder who has been an integral part of CSK’s success over the years.
Another notable name in the list is Ruturaj Gaikwad, who has been in sensational form in domestic cricket. The youngster made his IPL debut in 2020 and showed glimpses of his potential. In IPL 2021, he cemented his place in the CSK side and finished as the team’s leading run-scorer.
Ambati Rayudu, who has been a consistent performer for CSK over the years, has also made it to the retained players list. Rayudu has the ability to anchor the innings as well as accelerate when required.
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Moeen Ali, the England all-rounder, was one of CSK’s best performers in IPL 2021. He played some crucial knocks with the bat and also picked up wickets at crucial junctures. Shivam Dube, who was bought by CSK in the auction, is another all-rounder who can make an impact with both bat and ball.
The likes of Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, and Dwayne Pretorius have also been retained by CSK. Chahar has been a mainstay in CSK’s bowling attack and has the ability to swing the ball both ways. Santner, the New Zealand left-arm spinner, has been a handy option for CSK in the middle overs. Pretorius, the South African all-rounder, is a good addition to the side and can provide balance to the team.
Apart from these players, CSK has also retained some of the younger players like Subhranshu Senapati, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, and Maheesh Theekshana. These players are the future of CSK and will be looking to make a mark in IPL 2023.
CSK has always been a team that believes in building a strong core and nurturing young talent. The retained players list for IPL 2023 is a testament to that philosophy. With the likes of MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, and Ruturaj Gaikwad in their ranks, CSK has a solid foundation to build on. The addition of Ben Stokes and some promising young players in the auction has only made their squad stronger.
The IPL is a tournament that demands consistency and adaptability. With the experience and quality that CSK possesses, they are well-equipped to handle the challenges that come their way. It remains to be seen how they will perform in IPL 2023, but one thing is for sure – CSK will always give their best and fight till the end.