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Who will be the next captain of CSK team after MS Dhoni?

By Kaif - March 14, 2024 - Last updated on Mar 14, 2024 09:57 AM
Who will be the next captain of CSK team after MS Dhoni?

Cricket fans are eagerly waiting for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 season. This tournament will start from 22nd March. But even before this, rumors have started that there may be some big changes in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team, especially regarding the captaincy.

Now about a week is left for the start of the IPL 2024 season. In such a situation, can such a big reshuffle happen in the Chennai team? This is also a big question. But some time ago Dhoni himself had told through a Facebook post that he is going to be seen in a new role. In such a situation, fans are speculating that Dhoni may leave the captaincy and become a mentor or coach.

New captain of CSK team after MS Dhoni : Even in the 2022 season, the Chennai team had announced the appointment of Ravindra Jadeja as the new captain just 1-2 days before the start of the season. In such a situation, this time also the fans are still expecting a new captain or a new change by citing Dhoni's post. If there is a change in captaincy this time, then some players can be big contenders.

Who will be the next captain of CSK team after MS Dhoni?

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Ruturaj Gaikwad is at the forefront among the big contenders for captaincy. Apart from him, Ravindra Jadeja and Ajinkya Rahane can also be considered contenders in the team in terms of experience. However, Jadeja was given the captaincy in the 2022 season. But then both his and the team's performance became very poor. Then Dhoni took command again in the middle of the season.

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Besides, Jadeja's age may also come in the way of captaincy. He has turned 35 years old. Age is also a factor with 35 year old Rahane. Rahane played 14 matches for Chennai last season, in which he scored 326 runs at an excellent average of 32.60. During this period he had scored 2 fifties. In such a situation, if we look at the form and game, Rahane also looks a contender.

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CSK captain will be changed in IPL 2025

But let us also tell you that this time the highest expectation is that Dhoni will be seen captaining the entire season. The big reason for this is that there will be a mega auction next year for the next i.e. 2025 IPL season.

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In the mega auction, all the teams are formed again in a fresh form. All teams are allowed to retain only a maximum of 4-4 players. Then Chennai franchise can plan to form a new team with its new captain. Dhoni would also be wanting the same, because he would not want to repeat the mistake of 2022 again. Let us tell you that mega auction happens once every 3 years.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad for IPL 2024

CSK retained players: MS Dhoni (C/WK), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway (out of IPL), Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dubey, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hungergekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Chaudhary, Mathisha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki and Mahesh Tikshina.

Players bought by CSK in IPL 2024 auction: Rachin Ravindra (Rs 1.80 crore), Shardul Thakur (Rs 4 crore), Daryl Mitchell (Rs 14 crore), Sameer Rizvi (Rs 8.4 crore), Mustafizur Rahman. (Rs 2 crore) and Avinish Rao Araveli (Rs 20 lakh).

Also Read: IPL 2024: Top 3 Players who can replace Devon Conway in CSK

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