Though it’s not right to write off three-time champions as they still have an outside chance of making it to playoff, the tone in which captain MS Dhoni and CSK coach Stephen Flaming talked after the match it looks all but over for CSK this season.
This year their batting looked out of fire and their bowling, which was handmade for the slow tracks of Chennai, lacked pace to trouble batsman in UAE. Absence of Harbhajan Singh and Suresh Raina, their two strong pillars in batting and bowling, hurt them badly as none of their replacement – N Jagdeesan, Ruturaj Gaikwad and Piyush Chawla- performed well.
Now for the next year IPL, Chennai Super Kings can try to add some quality players in the team during the Indian Premier League 2021 Auction. They need some young players in the team to make a balance in the team with experience player.
Here are the some players that CSK can try to buy in the next year auction:-
Chennai Super Kings need a good opening batsman that can give a good start in the power-play. Because in this year of IPL, Shane Watson and Faf Du Plessis has failed to give a good start. Now CSK can target Mumbai Indians’ player Quinton De Kock in the next year Auction. If the Mega Auction in 2021, Then MI couldn’t retain Quinton De Kock. Becuse they will be sticking to their core of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Kieron Pollard, and Pandya brothers.
CSK should also buy DC’s Shikhar Dhawan in the next year auction. He has been as consistent performer in the IPL. Dhawan will be a good opening partner of Quinton De Kock. DC will release him before the next year mega auction, Becuse The franchise will be looking to retain the youngsters and form a core around them.
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While CSK need two or three good middle order Batsman in the next edition of the IPL. So Chennai can try to add Manish Pandey in the middle Order if SRH releases him before the next auction. the Chennai Super Kings can do the favor by recruiting him. He is a dependable middle-order batsman and is a perfect fit for them. Pandey’s experience of playing in Indian conditions will be a blessing for them.
While other hand, Team Yellow is looking for a replacement of West Indian All-rounder DJ Bravo. In this season, they have found a good all-rounder player as Sam Curran. But team Yellow needs an another all-rounder player who can give support to Sam Curran. So CSK can go for Another English All-rounder Ben Stokes. Looking at all these Royals is likely to part ways with Ben Stokes very soon because he hasn’t performed well for them. If it happens, then the Chennai Super Kings should eye for him in the next sell-off. Stokes can fill in the void of a cricketing giant like MS Dhoni. His all-around skills and ability to rise for the team in pressure situations will help CSK bring back their glory days.
Now Chennai Super Kings need a good spin bowler who gives strength to their spin bowling along with Ravindra Jadeja. Because in this year of IPL, Piyush Chawla and Karn Sharma have failed to deliver a good performance for them in the absence of Harbhajan Singh. So they need a young Spin bowler who can perform well for the team. If Ravi Bishoni in the next year Auction then, the CSK franchise should go in for him. He can be the fresh face in their spin department.
While other Hand CSK also need a good fast bowler who can bowl at the speed of 140KPH+ in. In this season of IPL, they don’t have a bowler that can bowl with 140KPH+ speed. New Zealand Fast bowler Lockie Ferguson will be good addiction for them. The Chennai Super Kings should try to make him an offer. Ferguson will be able to inject the required dose of pace, which the current CSK pace attack lacks. He can form a lethal combination with the likes of Deepak Chahar and Sam Curran