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|
|05.||Dwayne Bravo||Trinidad and Tobago||All-Rounder||₹6,40,00,000|
|08.||Shardul Narendra Thakur||India||Bowler||₹2,60,00,000|
|09.||Ambati Rayudu||India||Wicket Keeper||₹2,20,00,000|
|12.||Faf Du Plessis||South Africa||Batsman||₹1,60,00,000|
|14.||Sam Billings||England||Wicket Keeper||₹1,00,00,000|
|15.||Imran Tahir||South Africa||Bowler||₹1,00,00,000|
|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|
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.