Chennai Super Kings is the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League if we take a look at the consistent shows throughout IPL history. The MS Dhoni-led side ended as runners-up in the first season of IPL 2008 itself. The Men in Yellow have made to it playoffs in 10 seasons out of 11 they played in the tournament.
Except IPL 2020, CSK has managed to enter playoffs in every season. The MS Dhoni and boys bagged titles in three editions- IPL 2010, IPL 2011, and IPL 2018.
Chennai Super Kings franchise has managed to pick many good players during IPL auctions in the past. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ambati Rayudu, and Mohit Sharma, are some of the best Indian players that CSK singed in the past seasons.
In the overseas category, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, Tim Southee, Muttiah Muralitharan, Michael Hussey, Albie Morkel are few examples of incredible deals for CSK in IPL so far. However, there are also few players who were signed by the franchise but they did not turn out to be a beneficial one. Here we take a look at 5 worst signings by Chennai Super Kings in IPL history.
5 Worst Signings By Chennai Super Kings (CSK) In IPL History
Mitchell Santner (IPL 2019)
Mitchell Santner is the first player in this list. In IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings bought the Kiwi all-rounder ahead of IPL 2019 for Rs. 50 lakh. While it was an economical deal for CSK, Santner could not impressed with his either batting or bowling.
The left-arm spinner played 4 matches in IPL 2019 and could pick only 4 wickets. Moreover, he was able to score just 32 runs in the 2 matches he batted.