IPL 2022 Auction: Aakash Chopra Names Tamil Nadu All-Rounder That CSK Will Go After In Mega Auction

Published - 08 Feb 2022, 04:10 PM | Updated - 08 Feb 2022, 05:56 PM

Aakash Chopra, KL Rahul
Aakash Chopra (Image Credit: Twitter)

Cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra suggested Chennai Super Kings have a few options for the all-rounder’s role for the upcoming IPL 2022 auction.

The IPL 2022 mega auction is less than a week away to see one of the greatest events in the history of IPL.

A total of 1214 players had initially signed up for the IPL 2022 auction, after reducing the list only 590 (370 Indian & 220 overseas) players will go under the hammer.

CSK retained Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali as all-rounders

Four-time IPL champions CSK have retained their stalwart MS Dhoni along with youngster Ruturaj Gaikwad, all-rounders Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali.

MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad
MS Dhoni and Ruturaj Gaikwad. (Photo Source: Twitter)

CSK will run after Washington Sundar: Aakash Chopra

Chopra had few names in the all-rounder’s role on his mind for CSK to consider in the mega auction. Amongst the list, the former Indian player is of the opinion that the Yellow Army will target Tamil Nadu player Washington Sundar.

“You can include Shakib Al Hasan in the multi-faceted players they can get. They might have a slight interest in Krunal Pandya although he is a Jaddu-type bowler. So they might not think that much about him but Dhoni does odd things at times,” Chopra said on his YouTube channel.

“They might like Jason Holder because he also suits their philosophy a lot. Chris Woakes hasn’t put his name, too many all-rounders are not there, this is a big problem. Mitchell Marsh – once again a multi-faceted player but they will keep the fitness issue in mind.

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar (Image Credit: Twitter)

“They think somewhat differently. I feel they [CSK] will run after Washington Sundar. Off-spinner, batting – multi-faceted, local boy. He could be a very important player for them,” he added.

The IPL 2022 auction won’t have the regular eight teams featuring but this time it will be 10 after the BCCI added two new teams (Lucknow and Ahmedabad) for the next edition.

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