The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises are gearing up for the upcoming auctions for the 2024 edition. They are speculated to take place on December 19 in Dubai. Defending Champions Chennai Super Kings will be eyeing to sign a capable all-rounder to replace Ben Stokes in their squad.
The England all-rounder has pulled out of the upcoming Indian Premier League season. He has made himself unavailable to manage his workload and fitness. Recently, the all-rounder participated in the ODI World Cup 2023, after coming out of retirement from the format. In this article, we take a look at three all-rounder that the Chennai Super Kings may target as Ben Stokes’ replacement in the Indian Premier League 2024 auctions:
3 All-Rounders CSK May Target As Ben Stokes’ Replacement
Rachin Ravindra’s performance in the recently concluded ICC ODI World Cup 2023 has made the world take note of his batting talent. He slammed three centuries and two fifties and had a tournament strike rate of 106.44. He also took five wickets in the tournament. Rachin will definitely be on the list for several franchises in the IPL 2024 auctions. Chennai Super Kings may go for the left-hander as Ben Stokes’s replacement for the upcoming Indian Premier League season.
Travis Head has proved himself to be a big-match player with his ability to perform under pressure. He played a match-winning knock against India in the ODI World Cup. He has been a tremendous asset for Australia in white-ball cricket. Head has played 10 matches in the IPL, scoring 205 runs at a strike rate of 138.51, including fifty and two wickets with the ball. He has an average of 28.75 and a strike rate of 140.67 in T20Is for Australia.
The Chennai Super Kings are expected to go big bucks for Daryl Mitchell in the Indian Premier League 2024 auctions. Mitchell has showcased his abilities in the white-ball formats. He has scored 1069 runs at a strike rate of 137.23, including five fifties in T20Is. He is also a handy bowler, taking eight wickets in the format. Mitchell can prove to be an asset for the Chennai Super Kings in the middle-order.