IPL 2023 Auction CSK Players | Top Buys & Full Squad
IPL 2023 auction CSK players list is confirmed after an exciting auction on December 23. The four-time IPL champions added England Test skipper Ben Stokes, New Zealand pacer Kyle Jamieson, experienced Ajinkya Rahane, and a host of other exciting players to their roster. We look at the list of players bought by CSK in the auction.
IPL 2023 Auction CSK Players – New Arrivals
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had released three key players ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. Dwayne Bravo and Robin Uthappa announced their retirement, while the franchise parted ways with England’s Chris Jordan. The players retained include Ravindra Jadeja, Ambati Rayudu, Moeen Ali, etc.
Ben Stokes, signed for a CSK-record fee of Rs 16.25 crore, is a like-for-like replacement for Bravo. CSK bought Kyle Jamieson at a base price of Rs 1 crore. The Kiwi international bolsters CSK’s pace department, which has the likes of Deepak Chahar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Tushar Deshpande, etc.
Ajinkya Rahane, first player bought in the mini auction, is likely to be the backup opener. The ‘Men in Yellow’ bought two 18-year-olds, Nishant Sindhu and Shaik Rasheed, who both were part of India’s successful 2022 U19 World Cup campaign in West Indies.
IPL 2023 Auction CSK – Expensive Buys
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is Chennai Super Kings’ most expensive player in IPL history. CSK splashed 16.25 crore for the Englishman, who surpassed Deepak Chahar’s record of Rs 14 crore in IPL 2022. However, Chahar failed to play a single game last season due to a back injury. The CSK faithful will be hopeful that Stokes will be available for the entire 2023 IPL season.
New Zealand fast bowler Kyle Jamieson was CSK’s second-most expensive signing in the IPL 2023 auction. The franchise think-tank bought the 27-year-old at his base price of Rs 1 crore. Jamieson, who skipped last season’s IPL, picked up nine wickets from as many outings at an economy rate of 9.60 in the 2021 edition.
Teenager Nishant Sindhu is a player to watch out for CSK in the upcoming season. With Rs. 60 lakh, he became the MS Dhoni-led side’s third most expensive signing in the 2023 auction. Nishant, also handy with the ball, guided India to victory in the 2022 U19 World Cup final with an unbeaten half-century.
IPL 2023 Auction CSK Players
The CSK Auction – Rahane’s new adventure
Ajinkya Rahane, who has plied trade with six franchises, will be hoping to get a new lease of life in white-ball cricket. The 34-year-old has struggled for runs and opportunities since the 2019 edition of IPL. With over 4000 runs, Rahane is among the top 15 run-getters in the ten-team tournament. However, with Devon Conway and Ruturaj Gaikwad in the squad, the Maharashtra-born batter has to wait for his chances.
IPL 2023 CSK Team Players List
With the addition of seven new players in the IPL auction, Chennai Super Kings have completed their squad for the 2023 edition. The 25-member CSK squad has a perfect blend of youth and experience. Meanwhile, the franchise also has plenty of match winners and all-rounders in their ranks.
Here’s the full list of players after CSK auction:
Indian players – M S Dhoni (captain), Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjeet Singh, Shaik Rasheed, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Prashant Solanki, Nishant Sindhu, Mukesh Choudhary, Deepak Chahar, Bhagath Varma, Ajinkya Rahane, Ambati Rayudu, Ajay Mandal
Overseas players – Moeen Ali, Mitchell Santner, Maheesh Theekshana, Matheesha Pathirana, Kyle Jamieson, Devon Conway, Dwaine Pretorius, Ben Stokes
CSK Playing XI (probable) – Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ambati Rayudu, Ben Stokes, M S Dhoni, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana
CSK Auction Players IPL 2023 – Facts & Stats
Oldest player: M S Dhoni (41 years)
Youngest player: Shaik Rasheed & Nishant Sindhu (18 years)
Most IPL appearances: M S Dhoni (234 matches)
Most IPL runs: M S Dhoni (4978 runs)
Most IPL wickets: Ravindra Jadeja (132 wickets)
CSK will be eyeing a record-equalling fifth IPL title. Do you think the ‘Men in Yellow’ will go the distance in the 2023 edition?