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Chennai Super Kings IPL Squad 2018

CSK IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018 : The tainted franchise is making a comeback after 2 years in exile for spot fixing and illegal betting scandal. The team bought 22 players for the price of Rs. 40.5 crores in the auction and formed a formidable team for IPL 2018.

Chennai Super Kings – CSK IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

Sr. No. Player Name Nationality Type Price Paid
01. Mahendra Singh Dhoni (R) (C) India Wicket Keeper ₹15,00,00,000
02. Suresh Raina (R) India Batsman ₹11,00,00,000
03. Ravindra Jadeja (R) India All-Rounder ₹7,00,00,000
04. Kedar Jadhav India Batsman ₹7,80,00,000
05. Dwayne Bravo Trinidad and Tobago All-Rounder ₹6,40,00,000
06. Karn Sharma India All-Rounder ₹5,00,00,000
07. Shane Watson Australia All-Rounder ₹4,00,00,000
08. Shardul Narendra Thakur India Bowler ₹2,60,00,000
09. Ambati Rayudu India Wicket Keeper ₹2,20,00,000
10. Murali Vijay India Batsman ₹2,00,00,000
11. Harbhajan Singh India Bowler ₹2,00,00,000
12. Faf Du Plessis South Africa Batsman ₹1,60,00,000
13. Mark Wood England Bowler ₹1,50,00,000
14. Sam Billings England Wicket Keeper ₹1,00,00,000
15. Imran Tahir South Africa Bowler ₹1,00,00,000
16. Deepak Chahar India Bowler ₹80,00,000
17. Mitchell Santner New Zealand Bowler ₹50,00,000
18. Lungisani Ngidi South Africa Bowler ₹50,00,000
19. Asif K M India Bowler ₹40,00,000
20. N Jagadeesan India Wicket Keeper ₹20,00,000
21. Kanishk Seth India All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
22. Monu Singh India Bowler ₹20,00,000
23. Dhruv Shorey India Batsman ₹20,00,000
24. Kshitiz Sharma India All-Rounder ₹20,00,000
25. Chaitanya Bishnoi India Bowler ₹20,00,000

Strengths of CSK IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

The franchise is able to retain its core in the form of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja through retention policy and then later went on to pick the star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo in the auction. The team also has a battery of spinners to wreak havoc in Chepauk stadium. The likes of Bravo and Watson give them the fast bowling all-rounder that would come handy in death over for sure.

Weakness of CSK IPL Squad 2018 for VIVO IPL 2018

The team picked up quality spin attack to defend their fortress Chepauk but in the process the management forgot to focus on the experienced fast bowlers to help them sustain the lead outside the home ground. The team does have the talented Lungi Ngidi and Mark Wood but these both lack in international experience and this being their first IPL appearance could make difficult for the Chennai captain MSD. Another critical factor about the team is that their main players are in the age of 32-35 years that means they have passed their prime form, which would be a cause of worry for the fielding coach as with the age the reflexes worn out and a drop catch could cost them a match.

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