Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which has been one of the most prosperous franchises in IPL history, did not perform well in the previous season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). They were able to win only four out of 14 league games and ended up in second-to-last place in the points table.
With a team comprising of many players who have vast experience in the shorter format of the game, CSK is now determined to emerge as winner of the IPL 2023.
1. Shivam Dube
Assuming Shivam Dube can maintain his consistency, he could prove to be a formidable player. He displayed exceptional form in some of the matches during 2022. In the previous season, he had a remarkable strike rate of 156.22, amassing 289 runs in 11 games as an all-rounder. Shivam Dube has the ability to bat at any position in the order and brings a lot of versatility to the team. However, if assigned a specific role, he has the potential to be a match-winner.
2. Deepak Chahar
Having faced two significant injuries last year, fast bowler Deepak Chahar has announced his complete fitness and readiness to make a comeback in the IPL. Chahar is an indispensable part of the CSK team, possessing both lethal bowling skills and valuable experience. In the upcoming IPL 2023, Chahar could prove to be a crucial player for CSK.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad, a key player for CSK, is among the most promising players and possesses the capability of transforming the outcome of a game. As an aggressive batsman, Gaikwad has the potential to score runs rapidly. Furthermore, he has the required technique and mental fortitude to perform exceptionally well in the IPL.
4. Nishant Sindhu
Nishant Sindhu rose to prominence while playing for the Indian team in the U19 World Cup. In five matches, he amassed 140 runs and secured six wickets. Additionally, he, along with Shaik Rasheed, scored a half-century in the final match that led to India’s fifth title victory. Following a competitive bidding war with KKR, the franchise purchased Nishant for a price of 60 Lakhs.
5. Mukesh Choudhary
Undoubtedly, Mukesh Choudhary is the primary hope for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2023 season. As is widely acknowledged, a medium-paced bowler can generate swing in both directions. Choudhary has already made a mark in his debut IPL season, and his proficiency in taking wickets with the new ball has made him the star performer of the team.