CSK was ready to defend the title in Dhoni’s last year.

Chennai Super Kings – five-time champions along with Mumbai Indians – will be back to defend their title with Mahendra Singh Dhoni at the helm. tray (Leader) One last time.

A well-organized outfit that historically doesn’t believe in cutting and changing too much, the yellow shirt looks to be a strong contender once again.

At the mini-auction in Dubai on 19 December, he made a good buy by investing in Emerging Player of the Year Rachin Ravindra in the last 50-over World Cup along with Daryl Mitchell, with both New Zealanders shining in their campaigns. Which ended in the semi-finals.

CSK spent a total of Rs 30.40 crore from their purse in Dubai, buying a total of six players – including winning back their former utility man Shardul Thakur after he was released by Kolkata Knight Riders.

A major disappointment for CSK, which claims to be one of the most balanced teams, is that they have been without the services of their Kiwi opener Devon Conway for most of the IPL due to a thumb injury suffered during the T20 series. Will get. Australia. His recovery period is expected to be around eight weeks, with him not likely to be released until May.

Therefore, it would not be a surprise to see a player like Ravindra continuously opening the batting with Ruturaj Gaikwad.