IPL 2022 Auction: During the IPL 2022 auction, the Chennai Super Kings purchased 25 players. They purchased back Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Ambati Rayudu, and Robin Uthappa in the IPL Mega Auction 2022, focusing on preserving their core foundation of players. In the end, CSK had a budget of Rs. 2.95 crores left, but their requirement of players had been met.

CSK and Rajasthan Royals went head-to-head in a bidding war to claim Chahar, with Chennai winning for Rs 14 crore, making him the auction’s second most expensive purchase. Since 2018, Chahar has been with CSK. During the auction, Chennai Super Kings had a salary cap of Rs. 48 crores.

CSK spent Rs. 42 crores of their total budget of Rs. 90 crores to retain four players in their team. MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, and Ruturaj Gaikwad were all retained by CSK in the December 2021 retention event. The following is a list of the players CSK has signed for the 2022 season:

Robin Uthappa – Rs 2 Crore

Dwayne Bravo – Rs 4.40 Crore

Ambati Rayudu – Rs 6.75 Crore

Deepak Chahar – Rs 14 Crore

KM Asif – Rs 20 Lakh

Tushar Deshpande – Rs 20 Lakh

Shivam Dube – Rs 4 Crore

Maheesh Theekshana – Rs 70 Lakh

Rajvardhan Hangarkegar – Rs 1.5 Crore

Simarjeet Singh – Rs 20 Lakh

Devon Conway – Rs 1 Crore

Dwaine Pretorius – Rs 50 Lakh

Mitchell Santner – Rs 1.9 Crore

Adam Milne – Rs 1.9 Crore

Subhranshu Senapati –Rs 20 Lakh

Mukesh Choudhary – Rs 20 Lakh

Prashant Solanki – Rs 1.2 Crore

C Hari Nishaanth – Rs 20 Lakh

N Jagadeesan – Rs 20 Lakh

Chris Jordan – Rs 3.6 Crore

K Bhagath Varma – Rs 20 Lakh

CSK’s Full Squad

CSK’s Full Squad

On Day 2 of the IPL 2022 mega auction, Chennai Super Kings purchased 15 players, up from 6 on Saturday. On that day, Shivam Dube was the most expensive purchase, costing CSK Rs 4 crore. Uthappa has snapped up for INR 2 crore, while Bravo and Rayudu cost CSK INR 4.40 crore and INR 6.75 crore, respectively. During the first day, out of six players they bought, five players had played for the previous season, with bowler Tushar Deshpande being the only newcomer.

CSK’s final squad: Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Moeen Ali, Robin Uthappa, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Dwayne Bravo, Devon Conway, Subhranshu Senapati, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Maheesh Theekshana, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Prashant Solanki, C Hari Nishanth, N Jagadeesan, Chris Jordan, K Bhagath Verma, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Adam Milne

Squad Strength: 25 (Indian 17 Overseas 8)

CSK’s Best Starting XI

The franchise joined the auction in the hopes of reclaiming as many ex-CSK players as possible in order to preserve their successful core. While they were able to reclaim a couple of their old warhorses, they were unable to reclaim a number of their previous stars. The best possible starting lineup for CSK can be:

Ruturaj Gaikwad

 Devon Conway

 Moeen Ali

 Ambati Rayudu

 Ravindra Jadeja

 Dwayne Bravo

 MS Dhoni ( c ) ( wk)

 Mitchell Santner

 Deepak Chahar

 Adam Milne

 Rajvardhan Hangargekar

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