MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings. Photo- BCCI
MS Dhoni and Chennai Super Kings. Photo- BCCI

Last Update on: March 7th, 2022 at 02:35 pm

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Chennai Super Kings are hailed as one of the most consistent teams in the history of the Indian Premier League. Under the leadership of MS Dhoni, CSK have consistently put in dominant performances. The franchise won their fourth title last year after beating KKR in the final.

Unfortunately, they had to release most of the players in that squad ahead of the Mega Auctions 2022. Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Moeen Ali, and Ruturaj Gaikwad were the four names who were retained for the next edition of the tournament. Much to the delight of the fans, CSK have managed to bring some of the existing members back into the auctions after bidding for them heavily at the auctions.

They invested heavily in the likes of Deepak Chahar (14 crores) and Ambati Rayudu (6.75 crores). Besides, they also managed to bring Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, and Dwayne Bravo back into the team. Among the new faces, the likes of Devon Conway, Adam Milne, Shivam Dube, etc will be the ones to watch out for.

IPL 2022: Chennai Super Kings Predicted Playing XI For The First Match Of The Tournament

Openers: Robin Uthappa and Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad
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Ruturaj Gaikwad had a stellar season last year. He finished the tournament as the highest run-getter. In 16 matches, he managed to score 635 runs at an average of 45.36 and a strike rate of close to140. Gaikwad formed a successful opening pair with Faf du Plessis.

However, the latter will be playing for RCB in the next season. CSK would be looking to make Robin Uthappa open the innings. Robin Uthappa warmed the bench for the major chunk of IPL 2021. However, when he got the chance he showed what he is capable of. He is likely to open the innings with Gaikwad in IPL 2022.

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