The IPL 2023 auction was held in Kochi on December 2023. CSK needed to buy 8 players to complete a squad of 25 players. The franchise had earlier retained 18 and released 8 players during the retention window. They had a remaining purse of 20.45 crores in which to complete their squad. 

Initially, a total of 991 players, including 714 Indians and 277 overseas, registered for the IPL 2023 auction. The BCCI then decided to narrow down the list from 991 to 405. Earlier, during the retentions, the 10 teams retained a total of 163 players, whereas 85 players were released.

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A total of 405 cricketers went under the hammer in the IPL 2023 auction hammer on December 23 in Kochi. Initially, 369 players were initially shortlisted by 10 teams, but later 36 additional players were requested and they were added to the final list.

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IPL 2023 Auction. Pic Credits: Twitter

Among the 405 cricketers, 273 were Indians and 132 were overseas players of which 4 players are from associate nations. Also, a total of 119 capped players, 282 uncapped players, and 4 associate nation players enrolled themselves in the IPL 2023 auction. However, there were only 87 maximum slots left to be picked during the auction, 30 of which were overseas slots.

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Chennai Super Kings (CSK) had retained the core of the side. MS Dhoni will lead the side probably for one last time in his IPL career. The management retained all the key players on the side namely Ruturaj Gaikwad, Devon Conway, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Deepak Chahar. The side had just two overseas slots and five slots for Indian players. 

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The franchise will be without Dwayne Bravo who announced his retirement from the IPL earlier this year. Bravo retired as the highest wicket-taker in the IPL with 183 scalps, 140 of which were for CSK. He also scored over 1000 runs with the bat for the franchise.

CSK ideally needed an Indian pacer to back up Chchar, an Indian spinner, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman as a backup for MS Dhoni and a specialist all-rounder among the seven slots to fill in. Below are the names of the players Chennai bought in the IPL 2023 auction. 

IPL Auction 2023- CSK Players List, Full Squad After Auction

Ben Stokes (16.25 Cr), Kyle Jamieson (1 Cr), Nishant Sindhu (60 Lac), Sk Rashid (20 Lac), Ajinkya Rahane (50 Lac), Ajay Mandal (20 Lac), Bhagat Verma (20 Lac)

Players Retained by CSK 

Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway*, Dwaine Pretorius*, Maheesh Theekshana*, Matheesha Pathirana*, Mitchell Santner*, Moeen Ali*, MS Dhoni, Mukesh Choudhary, Prashant Solanki, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Simarjeet Singh, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande

Note: * Indicates overseas players

(T) indicates player traded

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