It will be the 16th edition of the Indian Premier League and Chennai Super Kings(CSK) is one of the most successful as well as the franchise which have a huge fanbase. CSK won 4 IPL titles and has been the runner ups in 5 editions. CSK finished the 2022 IPL edition by finishing in the bottom half on the table which will obviously CSK won’t be willing to repeat in this edition of the IPL.
Chennai Super Kings retained 18 players in the auction this season.Among their seven picks from the auction, Ben Stokes was the main highlight as CSK spend 16.25 crores . Others were experienced players like Kyle Jamieson and Ajinkya Rahane, who have solidified CSK’s backup plans in the IPL 2023.
CSK IPL 2023 Squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Mitchell Santner, Moeen Ali, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande.
Predicted and Strongest Playing 11 of CSK
Openers : Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad
Conway and Gaikwad pairing is the most stable opening pair for CSK in the 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League. Changes could be thereo n the basis of individual form and performance but if all goes in favour this will be the most preffered opening pair of Chennai
Middle Order: Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu and Ben Stokes
Moeen Ali will probably bat at no.3, Ambati Rayudu and Stokes will keep switching their position as per the situation of the match. Addition of Ben Stokes is a good boost in both the batting and the bowling department for the yellows.
Lower Middle Order: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni and Shivam Dubey
Return of Jadeja from injury is really important for this CSK side, the veteran MS Dhoni and the youngster Dubey will always add value to the lower middle order. This lower middle order have the ability to score runs in the death overs.
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar,Maheesh Theekshana and Mukesh Choudhary
Deepak Chahar and Mukesh Choudhary will be the hydrogen fuel for the CSK’s powerplay bowling whereas Maheesh Theekshana on the other hand will be an X factor.