IPL 2023: The four-time champions, Chennai Super Kings, had the worst season in IPL history in the TATA IPL 2022. The Yellow Army finished in ninth place and only won four matches out of 14. Apart from the poor performance, they went through many things both on-field and off-field. Injuries to the players, poor form from the seniors, inconsistency from their regular players, and some unwanted issues off the field have led them to their worst IPL season. Bet online by checking more betting sites in India for the upcoming match here on our site.

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However, now the 15th edition is over, and the new franchise, Gujarat Titans, have lifted its maiden title. And now all the teams will look to come back next season and show their worst. MS Dhoni and his team will also look to bounce back and make the next season count. But for that, they need a strong core of players that can help them perform well in the next season. So in this article we will look at five players that CSK will look to retain in the IPL 2023 season.

IPL 2023: 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Retain before IPL 2023 Auction

1. MS Dhoni

IPL 2023: 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Retain before IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023: 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Retain before IPL 2023 Auction

MS Dhoni is the face of the Chennai Super Kings and he will be with the team until he wants to be. However, he has already hinted that he will be playing the next season in front of their fans at their home ground. So he will be the default pick for the franchise. This season as well, he did a decent job and CSK will surely look to retain him as their first choice.

MS Dhoni handed the captaincy to Jadeja ahead of the start of the 15th edition, but mid-way he took the charge once again. Overall, MSD scored 232 runs in the 2022 season at a decent average of 33.14. 

2. Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja was chosen as the successor of MS Dhoni ahead of the start of the season. But that decision totally backfired on the franchise, and the performance of the team totally dipped. As a result, Jadeja handed over the charge back to MSD in the middle of the season. The all-rounder himself did not live up to expectations, either with the bat or with the bowl. In 10 matches, he scored only 116 runs at a low average and strike rate of 19.33 and 118.37, with a high score of 26*. Here you will find more Cricket Predictions and analysis on the upcoming cricket matches that are being played around the globe.

Speaking of his bowling performance, he was below-par as he took only five wickets at an average of 49.60. But irrespective of his bad season, the franchise will look to retain him because he is definitely the option for captaincy for the future and the kind of skill-set he brings to the table is unmatchable.

3. Ruturaj Gaikwad

IPL 2023: 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Retain before IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023: 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Retain before IPL 2023 Auction

The star opener had a rusty start to the season and failed in all six matches. But then, he came into his groove and was consistent at the top, along with Devon Conway. In the end, he ended up as the franchise’s highest run-scorer for consecutive seasons. Gaikwad scored 368 runs, including three half-centuries.

So he will be one of the certain picks for next season. CSK will look to stay with him at the top. Gaikwad, who has been phenomenal for the team in the last two seasons, is also one of the candidates for the future captaincy.

4. Mukesh Choudhary

In the absence of Deepak Chahar, CSK found one bowler who could be as bankable as Chahar in the power-play. Mukesh Choudhary rose to the occasion and proved his worth in his debut season. The left-arm pacer ended as the second-highest wicket-taker for the franchise in the season. His wicket-taking ability helped CSK in a few matches as well.

Mukesh took 16 wickets in 13 matches he played at a bowling average of 26.50. Next year, if Chahar is back, he will definitely make a good pair with Mukesh Choudary in the power-play.

5. Moeen Ali

IPL 2023: 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Retain before IPL 2023 Auction
IPL 2023: 5 Players Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Might Retain before IPL 2023 Auction

Mooen Ali was one of the retained players for the franchise ahead of the 2022 season. However, the English all-rounder had an average season but has given some extraordinary performances in some matches. The left-hander had a decent season at the end. He was dropped from the team in a few games but made up for it later.

Moeen played in 10 matches this season and scored 244 runs at a decent strike rate of 137.85. He also took eight wickets at a good economy of 6.63. As a result, he will be another player available to the franchise. Bet online by checking more solid cricket betting tips from our professional expert tipsters.

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