Last Update on: November 5th, 2022 at 04:45 pm
IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Young Indian Players That Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Bid For. The IPL 2023 auction is set to be held on December 16th. Since it was a mega-auction last time, this will be a mini-auction with no retention limits. Teams will release players who they don’t want and look to fill holes in the upcoming IPL 2023 mini-auction.
Chennai Super Kings are expected to let go of a number of players after the franchise finished 9th in the 10-team tournament in IPL 2022. Several talented youngsters will be brought up at the auction table and CSK would want to buy some to strengthen their squad as they’d want to push for one more title in what is most likely to be MS Dhoni’s last IPL season.
The likes of Chris Jordan, Adam Milne, Narayan Jagadeesan, Bhagath Verma, C Hari Nishanth, Prashant Solanki, KM Asif, Tushar Deshpande, Subhranshu Senapati, and Matheesha Pathirana may be released by Chennai Super Kings.
Ravindra Jadeja and his rumored rift with Chennai Super Kings had earlier raised eyebrows on the all-rounder’s inclusion in the team for IPL 2023. However, according to reports, CSK has refused to trade Ravindra Jadeja with a couple of teams.
The star all-rounder played with the franchise for many years and was retained for Rs 16 crore in the 15th edition of IPL 2022. From being criticized for his captaincy and poor performance with the bat to stepping down as the skipper, Ravindra Jadeja was in the news for the wrong reasons in IPL 2022.
IPL 2023 Auction: 3 Young Indian Players That Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Bid For
KS Bharat (Delhi Capitals)
Robin Uthappa and Ambati Rayudu might not play at their best potential a few years down the line. MS Dhoni will have to inevitably hang up his boots at some time. Therefore, CSK will have a few gaps to fill in the next few seasons.
29 years old KS Bharat has done well in IPL before and deserves more opportunities. He has shown that he can do well in the middle phase of a T20 game. Moreover, he is one of the best wicket-keepers in India. Therefore, CSK should try to target the cricketer.
KS Bharat represented the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL 2021 and scored 191 runs in 8 games averaging 38.2 with one fifty (78*). He was bought by the Delhi Capitals for INR 2 Cr in the IPL 2022 auction but played only 2 games scoring 8 runs and averaging a mere 4.