IPL 2024 Auction
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Updated: 06 August 2023

IPL 2024 Auction: 4 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Target In The Auction. Chennai Super Kings win the IPL 2023 final and showed why they are the best team in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Team CSK has got variety and options in all departments. Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again led from the front as a leader. Chennai Super Kings have players who can adapt well to the opposition’s game plan and playing conditions. They have specialists who can deliver when needed. The franchisee owners have already begun preparing for the 2024 season which might take place out of India because of Lok Sabha elections.

In this article, we will try to analyze players whom Chennai Super Kings can target in IPL 2024 auction. The players included in the list can contribute under pressure as they have done it before. Their temperament and skills might vary but they have shown tremendous adaptability in the past depending on the conditions and strengths of the opponents.

1 Kane Williamson

The New Zealand T20 skipper was ruled out of the IPL 2023 after he suffered a knee injury. The 33-year-old was bought by Gujarat Titans for a sum of INR 2 crore. The right-hander was also the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad earlier. Chennai Super Kings might target him next season as Williamson is a fine timer of the ball.

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His ability to change his technique as per the conditions and wicket is simply amazing. The franchise owners might need someone to take over as captain after MS Dhoni’s retirement and Williamson is a perfect candidate due to his calm temperament. He has scored 2101 runs in 77 IPL games with a strike rate of 126.03.

2 Sam Curran

T20 World Cup 2022 man of the series Sam Curran has shown a lot of promise with the bat as well as with the ball. The left-hander has done a decent job for Punjab Kings as well as for the England national side in the shorter format. The 25-year-old can surprise with his pace and can swing the ball both ways at the death. The left-arm pacer can be a tricky operator in the powerplay as he can cause problems with his clever seam movements.

He was bought by Punjab Kings for a record sum of INR 18.50 crore but his performance fails to justify his hefty price. If PBKS releases him than Chennai Super Kings will surely target him in the next season. Curran can be a handy batsman lower down the order as he can strike the ball powerfully and play some unorthodox shots. He took 10 wickets in 10 IPL games during the 2023 season with best figures of 3/31. He scored 276 runs with a strike rate of 135.96 during the 2023 season.

3 Manish Pandey

The Karnataka batsman isn’t a destructive hitter but he can time the ball sweetly with his effortless strokeplay. The 34-year-old can chip in with crucial runs while batting at no 4 or 5. The right-hander was bought for a sum of INR 2.40 crore by Delhi Capitals during the 2023 season.

Pandey has a vast amount of experience playing in different conditions and situations in the IPL and Chennai Super Kings might give him an attractive offer. The right-hander has played in 170 IPL games scoring 3808 runs with a strike rate of 120.97 and a highest score of an unbeaten 114.

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4 Jason Holder

Although the West Indian all-rounder doesn’t possess the pace to topple the best batting lineups he can be penetrative with his clever seam movements. The 32-year-old can abstract late movement while he can outsmart the batter with the slower ones during the run of play. CSK can target Holder in IPL 2024 auction as he can be destructive with his batting at no 7 or 8.

He was bought by Lucknow Super Giants for a sum of INR 8.75 crore & Rajasthan Royals for a sum of INR 5.75 crore in 2022 & 2023 respectively. He took 14 wickets for Lucknow Super Giants last season while he took just 4 wickets in 8 IPL games for Rajasthan Royals this season. The all-rounder hasn’t impressed with his power hitting so far but his hitting abilities can’t be undermined.