The Chennai Super Kings have a long history of getting the best out of their players, and they usually leave the franchise as a match-winner when they enter the auction. The management has been excellent, and the Chennai Super Kings have been loyal to the combination of Stephen Fleming and MS Dhoni for a long time.
The franchise has won the coveted IPL trophy four times, including one in the recently concluded IPL 2021. Despite keeping the same core, Chennai Super Kings rebounded in the IPL 2021 and proved its worth in gold on UAE surfaces.
Ravichandran Ashwin began his IPL career with the Chennai Super Kings under MS Dhoni, appearing in only two games in the 2009 season. He was retained in the 2010 edition as a mystery spinner bowling the carrom ball, and he had a great two seasons for CSK, playing an important role in the trophy-winning campaigns in 2010 and 2011. Although many predicted Ashwin would lose form, to everyone’s surprise, the man has adapted to the game and is currently thriving.
Chris Morris began his IPL career with the Chennai Super Kings. Morris, a great death-bowler at the time, also displayed flashes of his batting skills in the yellow jersey. However, his form deteriorated at one point, and CSK decided not to keep him. In fact, after his stellar performances, his market value surpassed CSK’s valuation. In the upcoming mega auction, he could fetch a lot of money.
Tim Southee, a fast bowler from New Zealand, was signed by CSK in the 2011 auction and saw immediate success as the franchise won their second title in a row. However, he was released from the franchise and went on to play in other franchises. Tim Southee is the New Zealand T20 squad’s vice-captain and has captained the New Zealand cricket team in the absence of regular skipper Kane Williamson. He has a good cricketing brain and adds a lot to his team.
The Chennai Super Kings signed Shardul Thakur in 2018 and he has since made significant contributions to the team. He is skipper MS Dhoni’s trump card, as he consistently shines for the team by making crucial breakthroughs. In the 2018 IPL, he took 16 wickets to help the Men in Yellow win the title.
Deepak Chahar has been one of the best players for CSK over the last few seasons. For a long time, he has been their best Indian bowler. He rarely delivers a poor performance for CSK. MS Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings, has always had faith in him. Chahar has taken the most wickets for CSK as a pacer since 2018. In the 2022 mega auction, many teams will be interested in Chahar.