Nehra names players CSK should pick in the auction
Chennai Super Kings are the second-most successful team in the Indian Premier League. They managed to win the trophy 3 times. However, the yellow army failed to live up to the expectations in the previous edition of the IPL in the UAE.
For the first time in their journey, they didn’t qualify for the playoffs. The yellow brigade finished 7th in the points table where they registered more defeats (8) than their total number of victories (6).
They were languishing at the bottom of the table more often than not. However, they signed off the group stage with three wins in the last three games. As a result, they finished above the bottom-placed Rajasthan Royals.
Ahead of the IPL auction, CSK retained the core part of the players. On the contrary, they released Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Murali Vijay, Monu Kumar, Harbhajan Singh, Shane Watson (retired). Watson’s retirement opened up a spot in the yellow franchise.
List of players retained– MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi.
Nehra has his say:
Meanwhile, former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra revealed the names of the players CSK should sign in the auction. According to Nehra, CSK might try to afford Jadhav at a cheaper price than they had earlier. In the previous auction, he was purchased by CSK for INR 7.8 crores. But he failed to justify his price tag.
“It is difficult but I see Kedar Jadhav as the only player they could go for. If they can get him at a lesser price as I think he was around 8 crore or so. Those things are very important. Other than that, I don’t think they will go for any of the other players they have left,” the former CSK player said during a show on Star Sports.
Nehra further echoed that CSK would buy Moeen Ali or Shakib Al Hasan since both of them are very good all-rounders. The former Indian pacer also revealed why CSK will try their best to sign either one player.
“Shakib Al Hasan and Moeen Ali are the best options I see for this team. MS Dhoni likes those types of players as both of them bowl and bat. Whether they play their matches in Chennai or in the UAE, wherever it is, both these players have experience of the IPL,” Nehra added.