The IPL 2023 is one of the most awaited short cricket format tournaments that fans wait for, every year. Yes, this wait is almost about to end. Every franchise did build great teams. There are 10 franchises in total.
The men yellow will have the last Indian Premier League season with the all-in-one MS Dhoni. However, this season they want to put everything into winning the title, just like every other team.
Special Camp coming up
Now the Chennai Super Kings are into their home ground once again for IPL 2023 preparation. We often witness that the pitch of Chennai is not easy to play for batters and even bowlers too. This is the reason MS Dhoni and the head coach, Stephen Fleming did talk about the special training camp for the team.
The dates for the camp are still in talks. It most probably will start in late February or march this year. Also, it might last for two weeks to a month.
First, the domestic Indian players will start with the came. Getting acquainted with the pitch will help the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023. Also, as per the schedule, INternational players will join them too.
The sole purpose of the camp is to enhance the players’ skills and technique. It will bring the best out of them during the season.
Some domestic players may not be able to join earlier due to the prefix schedule of domestic matches.
And, the final dates will be out after the end of the Ranji Trophy.
Players that CSK bought during IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023 auction was at new heights of maximum spent on a player. The Chennai Super Kings did grab seven new players to join them. Those are as follows.
- For INR 50 lakhs, CSK did succeed to get the former captain of the Indian team, Ajinkya Rahane.
- The English player with outstanding all-rounder skills is one of the top three most expensive players of the ipl auction of 2023. This is none other than, Benjamin Andrew Stokes. Or, we all know him as Ben Stokes. He was bought by CSK for INR 16.25 crores.
- There is a young player, who did show some epic performances in the Ranji Trophy of 2021-2022. Sheikh Rasheed did make his first-class cricket debut on 24 February 2022. He is in the team with a bidding price of Rs. 20 Lakhs.
- Nishant Sidhu, was in the team of an under-19 squad of India when they did lift the World Cup trophy in 2022. Impressively, the final win against England was due to his century in the very same match. This is the reason for CSK buying him for INR 60 lakhs.
- Kyle Jamieson from New Zealand will play for CSK for the final bid price of INR 1 Crore.
- 25 years old, Ajay Mandal is another young player of the Indian domestic team who will be joining the CSK too. CSK grabbed him for INR 20 Lakhs.
- Lastly, the right-hand batsman, Bhagath Varma will wear a yellow jersey too. He was also bought for INR 20 lakhs.
The final squad
The IPL 2023 auction was the most entertaining one this year. Some franchises got the player they wanted. And sadly some did not. However, it is what it is. MS Dhoni or Virat Kohli and other marvelous players can not join all teams. Still, everyone manages to build a great team to get into the sports war.
So, the final team of Chennai Super Kings includes the following players.
MS Dhoni, Devon Conway, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Deepak Chahar, Mitchell Santner, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, and Bhagath Varma.
All in all the team Chennai Super Kings looks quite solid to go for IPL 2023. But of course, other teams are all set too. And, with the ground of Chepauk Stadium being one of the most predictable ones. The brains of the team, Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni want the team to prepare in advance. With the average performance of CSK last season, they do not want to take any chances at all this year. Thus, the camp is on its way.
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