Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful IPL franchises. They seemed to have cracked the code of the IPL from the first season itself. The Chennai Super Kings have retained four players in the form of Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali. So, with this, the Chennai Super Kings have formed a strong core. They will now be looking to strengthen their side with a few top-quality picks in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Here is a look at the top 5 players that Chennai Super Kings can target:
Chennai Super Kings have always had a liking for foreign pacers. They previously have had the likes of Ben Hilfenhaus, Doug Bollinger, Josh Hazelwood, and Albie Morkel. Trent Boult seems a good choice for the Super Kings if they want to follow a similar trend. They have been very successful with their strategies at the auction table. Trent Boult has the zing-fast pace and the left-arm angle and can trouble the right-handed openers.
Faf Du Plessis:
Faf Du Plessis has a lot of cricket left and can be a good pick for the Kings who like having experienced players. Du Plessis is an explosive opening batsman and impressed in the IPL 2021 final. Faf is an impactful player. His age is 36 and he has 2 to 3 years of service yet to be given. If he can keep his fitness up to the mark, he will go a long way for the Super Kings.
Chennai Super Kings will target Shahrukh Khan:
With MS Dhoni not being in the prime of his career, Shahrukh Khan can be picked by the Super Kings as a finisher. Shahrukh Khan has had an exceptional season with the bat for Tamil Nadu. Being from the state, Shahrukh has a local backing and knows the Chidambaram pitch very well. MS Dhoni can also mentor Shahrukh Khan to be the next big finisher for India. India has been lacking a finisher since Dhoni’s retirement and it is about time that Shahrukh fills the void.
Adam Zampa/ Wanindu Hasaranga/ Mayank Markande:
The Super Kings will also be willing to get a leg spinner. The Chennai pitch has been supporting the spinners for the past two years and to pick a leg spinner is a no-brainer! Chennai previously had Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, etc. But the list doesn’t include any renowned leg spinner. So, it is possible that Chennai can go for any of the three mentioned spinners.
Chennai Super Kings will target Shardul Thakur:
If Shardul Thakur is not picked in the draft, Chennai Kings will go all-guns-blazing to retain him. Thakur has proved his mettle with the bat in the recent international series and is a genuine all-rounder. He has the knack for picking wickets. He is favored by the Chennai Super Kings management as well. Coming off from a good international season, Shardul will be high on confidence.