The IPL 2024 mini-auction is almost 4 months away and as time passes, we will see the Indian Premier League IPL franchises announce their retained squad for the next edition. There will be a mini-auction this time around, so teams can retain many players including the core group. Today, we will talk about the potential players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) might retain for the IPL 2024. So let’s start.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK)– IPL 2023 Champion
Chennai Super Kings has been one of the most successful teams in the IPL history. They have won 5 titles till now, including the recently concluded IPL 2023.
CSK has proved time and again why they are one of the most successful teams in the IPL. Now, they will look to build a stronger team for the IPL 2024. They would love to defend the title next year and become the most successful team in IPL history with 6 titles. Now, let’s see the players CSK might retain for the IPL 2024.
Players CSK might retain for IPL 2024
(1) MS Dhoni
First of all, the question is whether MS Dhoni will play the next season or not. If we go by his statement during the post-match presentation after winning the IPL 2023 title, he will come again to play in IPL 2024.
If that happens, it will be a major boost for CSK as they will get their most successful captain again. His experience will be vital for the team. Along with leading the team, he will keep wickets as well and bat lower down the order.
(2) Ajinkya Rahane
The right-hand batter made a huge impact in the last season for CSK. They will look to retain Rahane for the IPL 2024 and use him as a top-order batter. Especially after Ambati Rayudu’s retirement, CSK needs an Indian batter in the team.
Ajinkya played a crucial cameo in the final of the IPL 2023 as well.
(3) Ruturaj Gaikwad
A sure shot retention for CSK. In fact, CSK might look at him as a successor for MS Dhoni in the future. Ruturaj might lead the franchise in the coming few years. He is doing consistently well with the bat and a key member of the squad.
(4) Devon Conway
Just like Ruturaj, he is also a consistent performer at the top order in batting. Also, he can give a backup wicket-keeping option as well in the team.
(5) Ben Stokes
As we know, Stokes missed the most part of the IPL 2023 due to injury. Now, if the Englishmen will be fully fit, CSK might look to retain him for the IPL 2024.
Stokes IPL numbers are not as good as internationals. And he hasn’t had an impact in the IPL as well. But we all know what he can do on the field.
(6) Moeen Ali
Another overseas player CSK might retain for the IPL 2024. He can bat anywhere from the top order to the lower middle order. And he can also give you the 4 overs with the ball if needed. That’s what makes him a utility player in the team.
(7) Ravindra Jadeja
Another obvious choice. He has been a fantastic player for CSK over the years, both with the bat and the ball. And we know what he can do with his fielding. He is one of the best fielder not just in India, but in the world.
(8) Shivam Dube
His performance speaks for itself. He played a huge role with the bat during the successful IPL 2023 campaign for CSK. Although he didn’t bowl much recently. But a captain could look at him as another bowling option as well.
(9) Maheesh Theekshana
A mystery spinner from Sri Lanka is one of the proper spin bowling options in the team. He is a very hard bowler to get away and he bowls some tough overs in the first powerplay as well. CSK should retain him for the IPL 2024.
(10) M Pathirana
A revelation in the IPL 2023. We saw him doing well for CSK in the last season. Especially in the death overs. After DJ Bravo, CSK was looking for a proper out-and-out fast bowler for the later part of the inning. They have found Pathirana for that role. And the Sri Lankan didn’t disappoint the team.
(11) Deepak Chahar
He is one of the members of a core group of CSK. His ability to swing the new ball helps the team to get the early inroads in the inning. He will be retained by CSK for IPL 2024.
Other players CSK might retain for IPL 2024
CSK always banks on youngsters every year. In 2023, players like Tushar Deshpande, R Hangargekar, Mukesh Choudhary, etc. have done well for the team. They might be in CSK’s consideration for retention for the IPL 2024.
Players like M Santner, S Rasheed, S Senapati, etc. might also get the nod in CSK’s retention list.
So these are the few players CSK might retain for IPL 2024. Give us your opinion on this in the comment section below.
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