3 Players CSK can buy in IPL 2020 Auction: The SportsRush present before you three names who might come good for Chennai Super Kings.
There is no going into a safe house about the fact that Chennai Super Kings have been one of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. Having lifted the IPL trophy in 2010, 2011 and 2018, Super Kings have dominated the tournament and how!
Since making their comeback into the tournament in 2018, CSK ended the two season as winners and runners-up respectively. Under the leadership of veteran cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Chennai will start another season of the IPL as its favourites.
A few might argue with respect to Super Kings’ squad not being the best on paper, but the experience that they possess usually works well for them. With the auction scheduled to happen on December 19 in Kolkata, let us have a look at three names which might look to buy.
3 Players CSK can buy in IPL 2020 Auction
England all-rounder Sam Curran can be a like-for-like replacement for his countryman David Willey, who was among the five players released by Super Kings last month.
In the nine IPL matches that Curran played for Kings XI Punjab last year, he dismissed 10 batsmen at an average of 32.30, an economy rate of 9.78 and a strike rate of 19.80. While it was unexpected of Punjab to release Curran, their move can come good for Chennai now.
With no left-arm fast bowler in their squad, Curran will fill that void for Super Kings. Curran, who scored a half-century for KXIP last season, has crossed the 50-run mark after being promoted in the batting order for his other T20 teams as well.
Currently also part of the English squad, the 21-year old player should allure bids from Chennai Super Kings.
— Chennai Super Kings (@ChennaiIPL) November 9, 2019
For people who follow domestic cricket in India, all-rounder Jalaj Saxena should be a common name. The 33-year old player has been picking wickets for fun across formats. Talking precisely about this format, Saxena has picked 49 wickets in 54 T20s at an average of 19.48, an economy rate of 6.92 and a strike rate of 6.92.
A major reason behind mentioning Saxena’s name is the lack of off-spinners in Chennai’s squad. While veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh has done well for them in the last two season, they would be looking to have a backup for someone who rarely plays cricket between IPLs.
Possessing decent skills with the bat, Saxena can also come handy for Super Kings down the order.
Karnataka batsman Rohan Kadam should also be inviting bids from Chennai Super Kings who have released two domestic batsmen in Dhruv Shorey and Chaitanya Bishnoi. An apt replacement for uncapped domestic batsmen, Kadam has been among the runs in the last two seasons of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
Having scored 536 runs in 12 matches at an average of 53.60 and a strike rate of 129.78 including five half-centuries, Kadam was the highest run-scorer of the tournament in 2018-19. 25-year old Kadam ended the recently concluded season with 258 runs in eight T20s at an average of 43 and a strike rate of 131.63 including three half-centuries.
Capable of batting in both the top and middle-order, Kadam has it in him to do well for CSK in IPL 2020.