Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Strongest Playing 11 And Full Squad For IPL 2024

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Strongest Playing 11 And Full Squad For IPL 2024. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have tactically overhauled their roster for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season via the auction. They have assembled a formidable squad of 25 players, featuring 8 overseas talents. The objective is to create a well-rounded team, addressing all facets of the game.

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Following the IPL 2024 auction at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, CSK stood out as one of the most satisfied franchises, successfully securing quality players at bargain prices. Rachin Ravindra, initially expected to command a higher price, joined CSK for a modest Rs 1.8 crore. The acquisitions of Shardul Thakur for 4 crores, along with notable signings like Daryl Mitchell (Rs 14 crore) and emerging talent Sameer Rizvi (Rs 8.4 crores), played a pivotal role in enhancing the team’s roster.

Despite CSK successfully acquiring key players, the absence of Gerald Coetzee and Alzarri Joseph is notable, as their inclusion could have added further strength to the team. The influence of Coetzee’s connection with the SA20 side, Johannesburg Super Kings, was evident during the bidding process. As CSK fans eagerly anticipate the action-packed IPL 2024 season, the probable playing XI presents a formidable lineup that harmoniously blends experience with emerging talent.

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CSK Strongest Playing 11 For  IPL 2024

Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ajinkya Rahane, Daryl Mitchell, Shivam Dube, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, Maheesh Thikshana, Matheesha Pathirana form the formidable playing eleven for CSK.

CSK prioritised addressing the middle-order vacuum after Ambati Rayudu’s retirement. Including Daryl Mitchell at no.4 is a strategic move to fulfil this requirement. Nevertheless, Rachin Ravindra could face challenges securing an opening spot, given the stable pair of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway at the top, potentially limiting his playing opportunities. 

Coach Stephen Fleming underscored Mitchell’s importance, highlighting his notable performances over the past 18-24 months, particularly against spin, making him a valuable asset. Fleming noted, “Daryl is a different type of player, but his performances have justified this price. He operates somewhat under the radar and, with his competence against spin, proves to be a competitive and useful bowler.” 

Ajinkya Rahane is set to maintain his no.3 position, reflecting his aggressive IPL 2023 style. Following Mitchell, Shivam Dube is slated for no.5, accompanied by Sameer Rizvi. Both players excel in handling spin and skillfully hit a barrage of sixes during the middle overs.

Shardul Thakur’s inclusion strengthens CSK’s bowling attack, enabling Mitchell to step in for Ambati Rayudu. Thakur’s versatility adds extra dimensions to the bowling lineup, featuring Matheesha Pathirana as the primary death bowler, Deepak Chahar excelling in powerplays, and Maheesh Thikshana partnering with Ravindra Jadeja in spin duties.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Full Squad For The IPL 2024

Openers: Rachin Ravindra, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad.

Middle order: Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (captain, wicketkeeper), Sameer Rizvi, Shaik Rasheed, Aravelly Avanish.

All-Rounder: Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Daryl Mitchell, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Nishant Sindhu.

Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Deepak Chahar, Matheesha Pathirana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mukesh Choudhary, Mustafizur Rahman, Maheesh Theekshana, Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki.