Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra predicts popular names for CSK

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Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra predicts popular names for CSK

Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra predicts popular names for CSK

February 11, 2022

Author 77baji

The MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) completed an extraordinary recovery in the 14th season of the Indian Premier Competition (IPL) last year, after hitting rock bottom and finishing with their worst-ever result in the cash-rich league. Dhoni and Co. not only recovered to make the IPL 2021 playoffs, but they also won the prestigious trophy by defeating Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the final.

CSK's legendary player and skipper Dhoni was previously retained by the Chennai-based team for the four-time IPL champions' title-defending season. On the retention day, Chennai Super Kings also signed all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, opener Ruturaj Gaikwad, and England star Moeen Ali. Dhoni, the captain of Chennai Super Kings, has also taken a wage cut to assist the Chennai franchise in rebuilding their roster ahead of the blockbuster auction.

Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra outlined CSK's approach for the huge event before the blockbuster auction. In the forthcoming IPL auction, the former cricketer believes CSK will continue to focus on seasoned campaigners. Chopra believes CSK would not spend money at the auction or initiate bidding wars for attractive players.

Chopra told the media that their goal and attitude has been to focus on the veteran players and that type of player appeals to Dhoni. He stated that they aren't looking for young people or interesting talent and they prefer to select mature players. He added that their approach is that a known monster is preferable to an unknown one.

CSK had to part ways with Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Faf Du Plessis, and Lungi Ngidi ahead of the blockbuster auction in order to keep four superstars. Chopra thinks CSK will pass on veteran Suresh Raina in the blockbuster auction. Chennai will pursue Robin Uthappa and Shakib Al Hasan at the blockbuster auction, according to the former Indian opener.

He commented that he wouldn't be surprised if they turned their attention to Steve Smith. Warner is probably not a good fit for them. He said that Faf du Plessis, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Shakib Al Hasan are among the players who have piqued their curiosity.