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The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction was held in Kochi on Friday, December 23, and the four-time champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought seven players. With a bank account of 20.45 crore when the auction began, Chennai departed with only 1.5 crore.
Ben Stokes, an all-around versatile player for England, cost CSK 16.25 crore, and was acquired with great care. The transfer is being viewed as a potential signal of who would captain the team after MS Dhonis expected departure after the 2023 championship in addition to significantly improving the squad. Breaking Deepak Chahars previous record of 14 crore, Stokes is now CSKs most expensive signing in company history.
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Kyle Jamieson, a bowling all-rounder from New Zealand, was Chennais second important acquisition in addition to Stokes. To complete their lineup for the IPL 2023, the franchise additionally paid 50 lakh rupees ($100,000) each for Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, and Bhagath Varma.
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CSK POSSIBLE PLAYING XI: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Maheesh Theekshana.
Wicketkeepers: MS Dhoni, Devon Conway (NZ).
Batters: Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Shaik Rasheed, Ajinkya Rahane
All-rounders: Moeen Ali (ENG), Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Dwaine Pretorius (SA), Mitchell Santner (NZ), Ben Stokes (ENG), Kyle Jamieson (NZ), Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu.
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana (SL), Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana (SL).
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