Chennai Super Kings are back in the eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) after the suspension of two years. After coming back into the IPL fold, the franchisee have been trying to retain their original squad for quite some time.
After retaining their skipper Mahendra Sing Dhoni along with Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja in players’ retention, the team bought other players’ from the mega IPL auction.
The team have managed to bring big names, including South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, and Australian player Shane Watson into their squad.
However, England all-rounder Ben Stokes became the most expensive player at the IPL auction for the second year running when he was taken by Rajasthan Royals for Rs 12.5 crore during the opening day of the auction on Saturday.
Young pacer Jaydev Unadkat became the most expensive Indian player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction when he was bought by Rajasthan Royals, here on Sunday. The former IPL champions bought the pacer for Rs 11.5 crore after beating rivals Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
Manish Pandey and Lokesh Rahul were the most expensive Indians on the opening day of the auction on Saturday, as they were sold for identical Rs 11 crore.
Pandey was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Punjab secured Rahul’s services.
Full list of player brought by CSK:
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Faf du Plessis, Harbhajan Singh, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Raydu, Imran Tahir, Karn Sharma, Shardal Thakur, Naryan Jagdeeshan, Mitchell Santer, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Lungi Ngidi, Kanshik Seth, Monu Singh, Kshitiz Sharma, Mark Wood, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings, Chaitanya Bishnoi and Dhruv Shurey.