Chennai Super Kings ran through a disastrous campaign in the previous edition of the IPL, finishing ninth on the IPL 2022 points table. They managed to win four games but lost the remaining 10 games in the league stage.
CSK not only messed up the plot but also failed to find out a way to qualify for the playoffs. However, the yellow army are expected to make a stellar rebound in the sixteenth edition of the IPL.
MS Dhoni and Co must have been gearing up for the upcoming season. CSK will kick-start their campaign on March 31 against Gujarat Titans in the tournament opener at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
Ben Stokes is set to start as a specialist batter at the start of IPL for CSK
Chennai Super Kings failed to fire with the bat and ball in the last season. However, this time around, they do have enough strength at their disposal. MS Dhoni will be leading the pack from the front.
Besides that, the four-time IPL champions made key signings at the IPL 2023 mini-auction held in Kochi in late December 22, 2023. CSK recruited the services of Ben Stokes for a record INR 16.25 crore.
Thus, Ben Stokes became the most expensive signing in the history of CSK. Moreover, Ben Stokes is also very good captaincy material and there are possibilities of him becoming the future CSK captain after MS Dhoni calls it quits from the IPL.
According to ESPNCricinfo, Ben Stokes is set to start as a specialist batsman at the start of the IPL for Chennai Super Kings. There are plenty of expectations on Ben Stokes and the all-rounder will be looking forward to justifying his price tag.
Ben Stokes has played 43 games in the IPL wherein he scored 920 runs including 2 tons and 2 fifties. On the other hand, he took 28 wickets to his name.
Ashes is far more important for Ben..i don't think he will bowl in this season #IPL2023 https://t.co/ofhk2iotkfAdvertisement
— Kri (@KrishK74) March 28, 2023
Been hyping him up and can’t wait to see him in yellow but if this is true it’s an absolute waste of 16 crores. He’s not even that great a batsman in T20sAdvertisement
Could have gone for Mayank Agarwal and some good death bowling all rounder instead. https://t.co/mkAM7TKgyz
— Jeffrey ❁ (@jj7jeffrey) March 28, 2023
Specialist batter role for 16 crs when so many other options were available? CSK got robbed IMO.
— Sumit (@_RKSumit) March 28, 2023
Name one better player than Stokes vs Pace who was available in the auctions.
Ideally Stokes should open for CSK but they will make him play in the MO and only in that case as a Mo batter, Nicholas Pooran comes close.
— RICHUMSD07 (@richumsd07) March 28, 2023
Csk would struggle in death overs . There strength this year is Chepauk and good top order batting and dhoni . There fast bowling is quite weak .
— Atharv Kapoor (@Shubhk471) March 28, 2023
Very happy to hear this.🙂
— Cricket Puluthee (@RuttuStan31) March 28, 2023
CSK Robbed 🤣
— HÊÑRY (@AtanuM07) March 28, 2023