Chennai Super Kings bought seven players at the IPL 2023 auction and spent heavily on England all-rounder and Test captain Ben Stokes, making him the joint third-most expensive player in the history of the IPL at INR 16.25 crore. The four-time champion focused on roping in all-rounders, which include Stokes, Kyle Jamieson (injured) and Indian uncapped players Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma and Nishant Sindhu. It also secured the services of veteran India batter Ajinkya Rahane.
CSK PROBABLE PLAYING XI: Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Maheesh Theekshana.
CSK IPL 2023 SQUAD COMPOSITION
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), Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma, Nishant Sindhu.
Bowlers: Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Matheesha Pathirana (SL), Simarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana (SL), Sisanda Magala (SA).
Injured: Kyle Jamieson (NZ), Mukesh Choudhary.
(Names in bold indicate players bought at IPL 2023 Auction)
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