Despite releasing some key players ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, Chennai Super Kings have some very well to hold onto the core of the side. The return of Suresh Raina back into the team has all the more strengthened the batting and the overall look of the team. CSK finished seventh on the points table last year which was their worst ever in the IPL history.
MS Dhoni will be leading the team in the next IPL edition once again, but this time with a totally different motivation. He would like to win the IPL title for the fourth time, pretty much like he won when the franchise made a return to the IPL post serving the two-year ban.
Though they have all the bases covered. they are in the lookout for a few key players who can possibly replace names like Shane Watson and Harbhajan Singh. They have seven spots to fill out of which, only one overseas spot. They have INR 22.9 crores in which to do so. In this article, we take a look at three players whom CSK might target in IPL 2021 auction.
Three Players Chennai Super Kings Might Target In IPL 2021 Auction:
3. Steve Smith
With one overseas option left, Chennai Super Kings might think about roping in Steve Smith. He can be the perfect foil for MS Dhoni and together they can share the leadership responsibilities. He can also either open the innings or bat at number four after Suresh Raina.
Smith has prior experience of playing with and under Dhoni at Rising Pune Supergiants and he can be a good addition to the squad. Smith was not only dropped but also axed as captain from Rajasthan Royals.
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