IPL Auction 2022: 5 Tamil Nadu Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Target

Published - 09 Feb 2022, 01:33 PM

IPL 2022 mega auction Chennai Super Kings
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Chennai Super Kings head into the IPL 2022 mega auction with a remaining purse of 48 crores. They need to fill in 21 slots with seven of them for overseas players. Several players from Tamil Nadu have played for CSK in the past. One of those who have made an impact are Ravichandran Ashwin and Murali Vijay.

Chennai Super Kings are expected to target several local players as per reports. A possible return of Ashwin is already being talked about. Dinesh Karthik is another player who has expressed his interest in playing for his home franchise as well. There are a few other talented cricketers that the franchise might look to target.

The BCCI announced a list of 590 cricketers for the IPL 2022 mega auction Out of these 370 are Indian players within which there are several Tamil Nadu platers who are a part of the auction. In this article, we will talk about five players whom CSK might target in the upcoming IPL auction.

IPL Auction 2022: 5 Tamil Nadu Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Target

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin
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Ashwin made his debut for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2010. He played for the franchise for six years and picked up 90 wickets in 97 games for the franchise. Ashwin went on to play for Rising Pune Supergiants, Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Capitals in the IPL. He was a part of the 2020 Delhi side that made the final. Overall, in the IPL,

Ashwin has been one of the most successful bowlers. 167 match-long career in the Indian Premier League, he has scalped a total of 145 wickets at an economical 6.91. Ashwin and MS Dhoni playing together is very much a possibility in this IPL season.

Dinesh Karthik

MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik
MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik. (Photo: Twitter)

Karthik has been one of the few Tamil Nadu players who has not played for Chennai Super Kings in the IPL yet. He has time and again expressed his desire to play for his stateside. However, that has not been the case in the IPL for over 14 seasons now. He has played for as many as six franchises but is yet to play for CSK. Maybe this is the year for him.

Shahrukh Khan

MS Dhoni with Shahrukh Khan during the IPL 2021. Photo-BCCI
MS Dhoni with Shahrukh Khan during the IPL 2021. Photo-BCCI

It was Shahrukh Khan’s heroics that helped Tamil Nadu beat Karnataka in the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy 2021 final. With MS Dhoni being a part of the auction process this time around, he might pick him in for CSK. Given his reputation as a big-hitter, he can be a long-term investment for the side and someone who can lead the side in the future as well. There were reports that Khan might be named in the Indian T20I squad that was announced for the series against West Indies at home but that was not the case.

Hari Nishant

Hari CSK
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Hari was picked up by Chennai Super Kings in the IPL 2021 mega auction but was not given a game. This time around, he has played a crucial role in helping Tamil Nadu win the Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy. He scored 246 runs for his stateside with a strike rate of 124.84. He can be a good backup as an opener. A regular in the Tamil Nadu T20 side for the last three years, Hari Nishaant has scored 446 in his 16 matches in the previous season.

Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar
Washington Sundar. Credits: Twitter

Sundar has played for Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiants in the IPL so far. He is another local player Chennai super Kings might target in the mega auction. He has risen up the ranks since making his international debut in 2017. He made his Test debut against Australia down under and proved to be a utility cricketer for India. RCB released him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auctions after buying him for 3.2 crores in IPL 2018.

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