IPL 2024 CSK Team Player List: It’s been around four months since the end of the IPL 2023 and the franchises have already begun their preparation for the next season in 2024. The IPL 2024 is expected to start in March end. However, there are also some reports that the second half of the tournament may take place in UAE or USA due to the Lok Sabha elections in India.
The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be coming to defend their title in the upcoming season. Led by MS Dhoni, CSK went on to clinch their fifth IPL title after defeating Gujarat Titans in the final at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on 30th May, 2023. With this, CSK now hold the record for number of IPL titles along with Mumbai Indians. The Yellow-brigade will be seen back in action in the upcoming season of the IPL. Before that, they will take part in the IPL 2024 auction that is expected to be held in December.
CSK IPL 2024 captain
CSK have seen immense success throughout the years under the leadership of Dhoni and become one of the most consistent teams in the IPL. With the most appearances in the final (11 times) and the joint-most IPL titles (5 times), Dhoni becomes one of the best captains in the IPL history, and under his leadership, CSK remain one of the best IPL franchises.
However, the biggest question for CSK fans ahead of IPL 2024 is whether MS Dhoni will be seen playing in the upcoming season or not. Throughout the IPL 2023, fans were curious whether it was Dhoni’s last season. Even being asked several times, the CSK skipper didn’t give any accurate answer to that question. However, after the IPL 2023 final, Dhoni gave a hint that he might come for one more season of the tournament if he is fit to play. There is no doubt that if Dhoni plays, he will be the first player to get retained by CSK for IPL 2024.
CSK Target Players in IPL 2024 Auction
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have made significant changes to their overseas player roster for the upcoming IPL 2024 player auction, adding four players including high-profile England all-rounder Ben Stokes. Stokes, who fetched a staggering Rs 16.25 crore in the last auction, failed to make enough of an impact during CSK’s victorious campaign in IPL 2023. Despite being a major signing, the star all-rounder featured in only two matches, contributing 15 runs and was retired. Wicketless. CSK are now focusing on strengthening their squad for the upcoming season and are particularly keen to acquire a skilled fast bowler during the auction to enhance the overall balance of the team.
As the five-time champions prepare for the IPL 2024 auction, their focus is on acquiring a quality all-rounder. The team currently lacks an exceptionally fast all-rounder, and they are keen to address this gap by recruiting a player who can bring additional balance to their lineup. Players like
- Shardul Thakur
- Pat Cummins
- Wanindu Hasaranga
- Daryl Mitchell
- Rachin Ravindra
- and Josh Hazlewood
are among the potential targets of CSK in the auction. These individuals are being considered as valuable additions to strengthen CSK’s squad and increase their chances of success in the upcoming season.
CSK Retained Players IPL 2024 : Complete List
With the IPL 2024 auction set to be announced soon, teams will be looking to build the best possible squad ahead of the 17th edition of the tournament. Along with this, the franchises will try to keep their best players who turned out to be important assets for them throughout the seasons. CSK will be looking for the best winning competition for the upcoming season to defend their title.
As mentioned above, MS Dhoni will be the first one to get retained as a captain and the wicketkeeper-batter, if he plays the upcoming season. Apart from him, Devon Conway was the top scorer for CSK in IPL 2023 and is likely to get retained by the franchise along with his opening partner, Ruturaj Gaikwad. Along with this, Ajinkya Rahane would also be part of CSK’s scheme of things after his memorable first season with the franchise that also laid the foundation for his comeback in the Indian Test team. After him, Ravindra Jadeja and Moeen Ali have also played important roles as all rounders in the franchise over the years and CSK would not let go two such pivotal players from their squad.
Let’s have a look at the list of players that CSK would retain ahead of IPL 2024 auction;
- Ajay Mandal
- Ajinkya Rahane
- Deepak Chahar
- Devon Conway
- Maheesh Theekshana
- Matheesha Pathirana
- Mitchell Santner
- Moeen Ali
- MS Dhoni
- Mukesh Choudhary
- Nishant Sindhu
- Prashant Solanki
- Rajvardhan Hangargekar
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Ruturaj Gaikwad
- Shaik Rasheed
- Shivam Dube
- Simarjeet Singh
- Tushar Deshpande
Also see: CSK Ka Baap Kaun Hain
CSK Released Players List IPL 2024 : Trade Players
Many big names were part of CSK in IPL 2023 but they didn’t perform the way they are known for. The franchise picked star England all-rounder Ben Stokes for a huge amount of 16.25 crores. There were also speculations that he could replace MS Dhoni as a captain after his retirement. However, he played only two matches and missed the rest of the season due to toe injury. It is likely that CSK may not wish to go into the 17th season with Stokes. Along with Stokes, Sisanda Magala is also likely to get released by the franchise ahead of the 2024 auction. The right-arm pacer from South Africa only played two matches in IPL 2023.
Apart from him, New Zealand’s fast bowler Kyle Jamieson had to undergo back surgery, which made him miss the entire season of IPL 2023. Now it’s likely that CSK could part ways with the Kiwi Pacer before the auction. Along with Jamieson, Simarjeet Singh and Shaik Rasheed also warmed benches during the whole season and may not be in CSK’s scheme of things for IPL 2024. Let’s have a look at all the players that are likely to be released by CSK ahead of IPL 2024 auction
- Akash Singh
- Ambati Rayudu
- Ben Stokes
- Bhagath Varma
- Dwaine Pretorius
- Kyle Jamieson
- Sisanda Magala
- Subhranshu Senapati
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As Recent Update, CSK Will Release these 3 Players ahead of IPL 2024 Auction
Ben Stokes: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are considering letting go of Ben Stokes due to his hefty price tag of Rs 16.25 crore. The English all-rounder participated in only two matches for CSK last year, as he was sidelined with an injury.
Dwaine Pretorius: In 2022, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) brought in all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius for Rs 50 lakh. Even with Ben Stokes unavailable, Pretorius only managed to play a single match in IPL 2023. The ultimate call on whether Pretorius will be let go by CSK hinges on the decision regarding Ben Stokes’ potential release from the team, led by MS Dhoni.
Aakash Singh: Akash Singh has stepped in to fill the shoes of fast bowler Mukesh Chaudhary, who is set to return to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) squad for IPL 2024. CSK may find it necessary to release Akash Singh to accommodate the returning left-arm pacer Mukesh Chaudhary.
Also see: IPL Ka Baap Kaun Hai
CSK IPL 2024 Coaching staff
Talking about the coaching staff, Stephen Fleming will remain CSK’s Head Coach for IPL 2024. Fleming has been leading CSK’s coaching department since 2009 and has played a pivotal role in the team’s immense success throughout the years in IPL. Apart from him Mike Hussey is the batting coach and Dwayne Bravo is bowling coach.
Other coaching staff:
- Eric Simmons (bowling consultant),
- Gregory King (trainer
- R Russell (manager)
- Khalil Khan (masseur)
- Sanjay Natarajan (logistics manager)
- Madhu Thottappillil (doctor)
- Tommy Simsek (physio)
- Lakshmi Narayanan (high-performance analyst)
- Rajiv Kumar (fielding coach)
Chennai Super Kings Complete Schedule for IPL 2023:
|Match No.||Day||Date||Match||Time (IST)||Venue|
|1||Friday||March 31, 2023||GT vs CSK||7:30 PM||Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad|
|6||Monday||April 3, 2023||CSK vs LSG||7:30 PM||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|12||Saturday||April 8, 2023||MI vs CSK||7:30 PM||Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai|
|17||Wednesday||April 12, 2023||CSK vs RR||7:30 PM||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|24||Monday||April 17, 2023||RCB vs CSK||7:30 PM||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru|
|29||Friday||April 21, 2023||CSK vs SRH||7:30 PM||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|33||Sunday||April 23, 2023||KKR vs CSK||7:30 PM||Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|37||Thursday||April 27, 2023||RR vs CSK||7:30 PM||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|41||Sunday||April 30, 2023||CSK vs PBKS||3:30 PM||M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|46||Thursday||May 4, 2023||LSG vs CSK||3:30 PM||Ekana Stadium, Lucknow|
|49||Saturday||May 6, 2023||CSK vs MI||3:30 PM||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|55||Wednesday||May 10, 2023||CSK vs DC||7:30 PM||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|61||Sunday||May 14, 2023||CSK vs KKR||7:30 PM||M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|67||Saturday||May 20, 2023||DC vs CSK||3:30 PM||Arun Jaitley Stadium, New Delhi|