CSK chose Jadeja to replace MS Dhoni as captain after Dhoni stepped down from the role days before the start of the tournament.
The most consistent team, Chennai Super Kings, won the IPL Auction 2023 CSK after making 11 playoff appearances in 15 seasons of the Indian Premier League. Before the IPL Auction 2023 CSK, they had to release eight players and concentrate primarily on the all-rounders and top-order hitters.
Chennai Super Kings have concluded their IPL Auction 2023 CSK. The four-time champions made Ben Stokes their top choice as MS Dhoni’s replacement. A record-breaking Rs 16.25 crore goes to the England test captain for CSK. Ajinkya Rahane, a veteran, and Kyle Jamieson have joined the Yellow Brigade. They also invest in Nishant Sindhu and Shaik Rashid, two U19 athletes.
Stokes was Chennai Super King’s most expensive purchase ever. In the past, Stokes has led England to victories in the 2019 World Cup, the 2019 Headingley Ashes Test, and the 2022 T20 World Cup. Other domestic cricket sensations signed by Chennai Super Kings include Ambati Rayudu and Ruturaj Gaikwad.
The Chennai team has kept some of the best international players, such as Moen Ali, Mitchell Santner, and Dwayne Pretorius, along with Deepak Chahar, who is an all-rounder but didn’t get a chance to play in the 2022 IPL matches. Dhoni’s team has retained these players.
Besides, the camp was also taken aback by the captaincy switch during the IPL 2022. CSK named Jadeja captain after MS Dhoni resigned before the competition.
Under Jadeja’s captaincy, the CSK registered their first victory in their fifth tournament match against RCB, which forced Jadeja to hand over the captaincy back to MS Dhoni. Chennai Super Kings only managed to win four games out of the 14 matches they played in the IPL 2022 season. The 2022 edition of the IPL saw Chennai Super Kings win just four of their fourteen matches.
The Players That Purchased During the IPL Auction 2023 CSK:
- Ben Stokes (England) – INR 16.25 crore
- Kyle Jamieson (New Zealand) – INR 1 crore
- Nishant Sindhu (India) – INR 60 lakh
- Ajinkya Rahane (India) – INR 50 lakh
- Shaik Rasheed (India) – INR 20 lakh
- Ajay Mandal (India) – INR 20 lakh
- Bhagath Varma (India) – INR 20 lakh
Players That Will Represent Chennai Super Kings in the TATA IPL 2023:
MS Dhoni (C), Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Devon Conway, Subhranshu Senapati, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana, Simranjeet Singh, Matheesha Pathirana, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Mitchell Santner, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Dwaine Pretorius, Ben Stokes, A Rahane, Kyle Jamieson, Nishant Sindhu, Shaik Rasheed, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Verma.
|MS Dhoni||WK-Batsman||INR 12 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Ben Stokes||Ben Stokes||INR 16.25 Crores|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All-rounder||INR 16 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Deepak Chahar||Bowler||INR 14 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Ambati Rayudu||WK- Batsman||INR 6.75 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Moeen Ali||All-rounder||INR 8 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Batsman||INR 6 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Shivam Dube||All-rounder||INR 4 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Mitchell Santner||Bowler||INR 1.90 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Rajvardhan Hangargekar||Bowler||INR 1.50 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Prashant Solanki||Bowler||INR 1.20 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Devon Conway||Batsman||INR 1 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Kyle Jamieson||Bowler||INR 1 Crores (RETAINED)|
|Maheesh Theekshana||Bowler||INR 70 Lakhs (RETAINED)|
|Dwaine Pretorius||All-rounder||INR 50 Lakhs (RETAINED)|
|A Rahane||Batsman||INR 50 Lakhs|
|Nishant Sindhu||All-rounder||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Subhranshu Senapati||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs (RETAINED)|
|Tushar Deshpande||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs (RETAINED)|
|Simranjeet Singh||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs (RETAINED)|
|Matheesha Pathirana||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs (RETAINED)|
|Mukesh Choudhary||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs (RETAINED)|
|Shaik Rasheed||Batsman||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Ajay Mandal||Bowler||INR 20 Lakhs|
|Bhagath Verma||All-rounder||INR 20 Lakhs|
The IPL 2023 schedule shows that Chennai Super Kings will play Gujarat in the opening match on March 31. All teams will play at home and away venues in the 2019 IPL, and MS Dhoni will return to Chennai for the first time in three years. Fans eager to see the IPL captain greeted him at Chennai airport. Dhoni drove the team hotel. After the IPL 2023 schedule was announced, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden discussed the Chepauk crowd’s reception of MS Dhoni on Star Sports.
It is anticipated that Dhoni will decide on his cricketing career after IPL Auction 2023 CSK and that this season might be his final one. He is scheduled to begin playing on April 3 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium against the Lucknow Super Giants. The first match of the season will see CSK competing against the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, at the Narendra Modi Stadium on March 31. Dhoni is expected to enter the ICC Hall of Fame in the future.