Chennai Super Kings is one of the most successful IPL teams overall. The franchise’s team has been incredibly consistent and has made the playoffs in almost all IPL seasons. However, their performance in the recent season was very ordinary, and everyone is eager to know CSK retained players in 2023.
One thing to look forward to is who will be the CSK captain in 2023. Will that be MS Dhoni or someone else? Will they buy a new captain? However, it will be interesting to see how the franchise’s decisions pan out.
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Let us start by analyzing the performance of current CSK retained players to get a crux of the CSK retained players 2023 list.
MS Dhoni- Captain cool MSD alone is 50% of CSK. He has led the side successfully for many years with 4 IPL championships and 2 champions league titles. He has played 234 IPL matches and scored 4978 runs with 24 fifties. He will play in IPL 2023 for CSK; however, whether he will be the captain is not a sure thing.
Ravindra Jadeja- Jadeja was initially appointed as the captain of CSK from the 2022 season but was removed midway through the tournament. Jadeja scored 116 runs in 10 matches with an average of 19.33 with 26* being his best score in the tournament. He also underutilized himself with the ball and picked only 5 wickets in 10 games. Jadeja and the CSK management don’t seem to be on the same page anymore and Jadeja is likely to part ways with CSK.
Moeen Ali- Moeen Ali was retained by CSK for INR 8 crores before the recent season. Moeen batted in the top order and accumulated 244 runs in 10 matches with the help of a 93-run knock against the Rajasthan Royals. Moeen also picked 8 wickets in the tournament. His overall performance was average due to the lack of match-winning performances you expect from a star player like Ali.
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Ruturaj Gaikwad- Ruturaj was retained by the Yellow army for INR 6 crores before the recent IPL auctions on the back of his incredible 2021 season where he won the orange cap with 635 runs to his name. This season Ruturaj managed to score 368 runs at an average of 26.29 in 14 matches. He scored 3 half-centuries including a score of 99 against SRH.
Dwayne Bravo– The champion Dwayne Bravo keeps delivering for his team even at 38. Bravo scalped 16 wickets in 10 matches and was the highest wicket-taker for CSK along with Mukesh Choudhary who played 13 matches. Bravo, however, could not contribute a lot with the bat and scored only 23 runs in 10 matches.
Deepak Chahar– Deepak Chahar was bought by Chennai Super Kings for 14 crores making him the most expensive for CSK in the auction. Chahar however got injured before the tournament and is yet to be back in action.
Ambati Rayudu- Ambati Rayudu has been with CSK from the last few years. He, however, did not have a great IPL 2022 and even considered retirement which was later retracted.
Robin Uthappa- Robin Uthappa is a veteran now. He has been performing in IPL since 2008. In this IPL, Robin scored 230 runs in 11 innings with 88 being his best score this season.
Mitchell Santner- Mitchell Santner is a Kiwi all-rounder who has been associated with CSK for 3-4 years now. This season, Santner scored 22 runs in 6 matches and took 4 wickets.
Chris Jordan- England’s answer to death bowling Chris Jordan played just 4 games and got only 2 wickets. Jordan was bought by CSK for INR 3.6 crores.
Adam Milne- Milne got injured while bowling in the first match itself, and consequently missed the entire tournament that followed.
Devon Conway- Conway is going through the form of his life with the bat scoring tons of runs in every series he plays. In IPL 2022, he scored 252 runs in just 7 matches at an average of 42.00 with the help of 3 fifty-plus scores. It is highly likely that Conway will be featuring in the IPL 2023 CSK retained players list.
Shivam Dube- Shivam had a decent IPL but could not get the breakthrough performance he was looking for. Shivam managed 289 runs in 11 innings at an average of 28.90 and a healthy strike rate of 156.21.
Dwaine Pretorius- Pretorius could not realize his full potential this IPL. He is a terrific all-rounder who can bat in the top-order as well as the lower order and bowl at the death. He played 6 games and got the same number of wickets.
Maheesh Theekshana- The mystery spinner from Sri Lanka is making big strides in International and league cricket with his amazing performances. In IPL, he has played 9 matches and got 12 wickets.
Rajvardhan Hangargekar- The young India U-19 star is yet to make an IPL debut. He is a right-arm fast bowler who can bat as well.
Tushar Deshpande- Tushar Deshpande was with DC before the season and played a few games here and there. In IPL 2022, Tushar got only 2 chances to play for CSK and got 1 wicket. Tushar might have to feature in CSK released players 2023 list.
KM Asif- Unfortunately, KM Asif did not get a single chance to feature in the 11 in the entire season. Asif is a right-arm fast bowler who represents Kerala in domestic.
C.Hari Nishaanth- C.Hari Nishaanth is a batsman from Tamil Nadu who was bought by CSK in the player auctions. He is yet to make his IPL debut.
Subhranshu Senapati- Subhranshu is a middle-order batter from Odisha. He is yet to make an IPL debut.
K.Bhagath Varma- Bhagath is an off-spinning all-rounder who is yet to make an IPL debut. He was bought by CSK for 20 lakhs.
Prashant Solanki- Prashant Solanki is a leg-spin bowler from Mumbai. He played 2 games for CSK this season and got 2 wickets.
N Jagadeesan- Jagadeesan has been with CSK for some years now, however, he has played only 7 IPL matches and has scored 73 runs.
Simarjeet Singh- Simarjeet Singh is a right-arm fast bowler who plays for Delhi in the domestic season. Simarjeet played 6 matches and scalped 4 wickets in all.
Mukesh Choudhary- Mukesh is a left-arm pacer who has the knack of taking wickets with his ability to swing the new ball both ways. In the previous IPL, Mukesh picked 16 wickets in 13 matches with his best being 46/4.
Matheesha Pathirana- Pathirana is a young Sri Lankan fast bowler having a bowling action like Lasith Malinga. He came to the fore with his good performance in the U-19 World Cup. CSK signed him in 2022 as a replacement for Adam Milne. He played 2 matches and picked 2 wickets.
Performance being the parameter, the following players might be retained by the CSK management, while the rest might have to feature in the IPL 2023 released players list.
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CSK is the most popular franchisee, having millions of fans across the globe. They would want to be back in their original lion’s avatar and win the IPL 2023 season to announce their might once again.