Even after staying two years out of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the defending champions, Chennai Super Kings made the 2018 season of their own. Led by MS Dhoni, the yellow brigade thumped everyone to lift the trophy for the record third time in the history of this lucrative tournament. Though CSK got criticised for picking over-aged cricketers, they grandly answered all of them by toppling everyone. Meanwhile, we figured out three released players who can land in Chennai Super Kings dugout for the IPL 2019.
Here are they:
Mohit Sharma –
The right-handed bowler had shown a great composure when he first made his trade with Chennai Super Kings in the past. However, he failed to make it into the side in the previous auction, as Kings XI Punjab was pretty determined in picking him.
With the fast bowling unit being one of the loopholes for CSK, they would well invite Mohit back in the mix. His skills to deliver in the death will make his name on the CSK’s table for the IPL 2019 auction.
The experienced campaigner is the other option available for Chennai Super Kings. He could help the team to bring an Indian bowler into the mix and help them get the foreign batsman at the top of the batting order.
Last year, the lack of Indian players asked Chennai Super Kings to have Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir and Mark Wood in the playing XI. However, the inclusion of a fast bowler like Shami will probably do a world of good for the team.
It could well be the surprise pick, but Chennai Super Kings had always piled on a quality talent, who can win the matches for the franchise. However, Axar Patel has got the unique ability to restrict the runs with his tight lines.
Yet another productive about him is his batting. He can give the team some much-required runs at the lower-order as well. With the upcoming IPL all about resting crucial players for the 2019 World Cup, CSK might play the regular rotation between Axar Patel and Ravindra Jadeja.