Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo: IPL)

The 16th edition of the Indian Premier League will be held in India from April to June 2023. As is customary before the start of each IPL season, an auction will be held. The IPL 2023 auction is scheduled to take place in February 2023. The defending champions, Chennai Super Kings (CSK), are having a season to forget.

The men in yellow are in second last place in the IPL 2022 standings, with only four wins from league matches. They decided to back their old horses in the IPL 2022 mega auction, and it backfired. They will need to start making some tactical decisions ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. Let’s take a look at five players who Chennai Super Kings (CSK) might retain.

1. MS Dhoni:

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. Image: BCCI/IPL

The defending champions, Chennai Super Kings, did not have a happy IPL 2022, but they have a head start for the next edition: MS Dhoni will be a player and, more importantly, skipper. As Dhoni clarified, the main reason for playing is to say goodbye to his fans in Chennai and the rest of India.

2. Ruturaj Gaikwad:

Ruturaj Gaikwad
Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo: IPL)

Ruturaj Gaikwad is the likely second player retained by CSK ahead of the IPL 2023 auction. The IPL 2022 season has been a relatively quiet one for the CSK opening batsman. He has managed to score 366 runs in 13 innings, which is slightly less than the benchmark he has established for himself in the previous two seasons. Given his potential as an opening batsman, it is a foregone conclusion that CSK will stick with their most reliable batsmen.

3. Devon Conway:

Devon Conway
Devon Conway. (Photo: IPL)

Devon Conway was allowed to play for CSK this season after Jadeja agreed to give up the captaincy. The New Zealand cricketer has three half-centuries in six innings, totaling 236 runs. The left-handed batsman has an elegant appearance and can score some runs with simplicity. Devon Conway is likely to be retained by CSK ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.

4. Deepak Chahar:

Deepak Chahar, Chennai Super Kings
Deepak Chahar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings purchased a staggering 14 crore for Deepak Chahar in the IPL 2022 mega auction. Everyone was watching him and also how he performed. However, they suffered a setback when their most dependable seamer from the previous two editions was injured and ruled out from the complete IPL 2022. Given his important assistance and value to the squad, Chennai Super Kings will most probably retain him ahead of the IPL 2023 auction.

5. Ravindra Jadeja:

Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja. Image: IPL

Jadeja is having a difficult time this IPL season. He was appointed skipper of the franchise before the beginning of the season, but he fell short of expectations. As a result, he resigned as captain midway through the ongoing IPL 2022. His batting and bowling have suffered as a result of the captaincy pressure. However, given his considerable experience, Jadeja could still be on the list of candidates retained by 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Will Surely Retain For IPL 2023 in the IPL 2023 auction.

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