After facing their worst performance last season in IPL 2020, Chennai Super Kings released 6 players out of their squad ahead of IPL 2021 auction. The MS Dhoni-led franchise parted ways with Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh, and Shane Watson. During IPL 2021 auction, Chennai Super Kings spent Rs. 17.35 crore to buy 6 players into their squad.
CSK spent Rs. 9.25 crore to induct Krishnappa Gowtham into their squad. The Indian all-rounder became the costliest Indian player in the history of Indian Premier League auctions. CSK also bought English all-rounder Moeen Ali for Rs. 7 crores. Respecting Cheteshwar Pujara’s contribution to the national team, CSK also gave him an IPL contract at his base price of Rs. 50 lakh. Moreover, all-rounder K Bhagat Varma, batsman C Nari Nishaanth and bowler M Harisankar Reddy also found a place in the CSK squad during IPL 2021 auction at Rs. 50 lakh each.
Post the auction, Chennai Super Kings have 25 players in their squad. Chennai Super Kings have won the IPL trophy three times in 2010, 2011 and 2018. After a poor season last year- finishing on the 7th spot on the points table- Chennai Super Kings will aim to bounce back in IPL 2021. There will be few CSK players who will play every match in the IPL 2021 tournament, as their inclusion surges the strength of the team on the field. Here are 5 players from Chennai Super Kings who will play every match in IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 5 Players From Chennai Super Kings Who Will Play Every Match
MS Dhoni has become the face of Chennai Super Kings. The legendary wicket-keeper batsman has led the franchise since the very first year in 2008 and has also led the team since the start. MS Dhoni is a talented wicket-keeper and smart skipper. He is one of the quickest wicket-keepers behind the stumps. Plus, he is also an advantage at the lower-middle order slot with his ability to hit long shots.
MS Dhoni announced his retirement from international cricket last year and IPL is the only big platform where he can showcase his skills. Like the previous editions, the 39-year-old cricketer will again lead Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2021 and he will be one player who will be part of every game.