Today we bring you the 25 players featuring in CSK Squad for IPL 2021. The Mahendra Singh Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings are one of the two most successful teams of the cash rich league, but after a horrible IPL 2020 season they would be looking to change the perception with an Indian Premier League title, and in a way pocket their fourth. The MA Chidambaram stadium based side have previously won tournament titles in 2010, 2011 & 2018, here we talk about 25 players of CSK Squad for IPL 2021 who’ll try to win them their fourth.
K Bhagath Varma
Hyderabad All-rounder Kanumuri Bhagath Varma made to the CSK Squad for IPL 2021 after he was picked by MS Dhoni led team during the auctions. Varma is an off-spinner and right handed batsman who has represented Hyderabad team in Domestic Cricket. He’s still to make to the playing XI of any IPL match and would be hoping that with the Chennai based outfit.
C Hari Nishaanth
Tamil Nadu left handed batsman Chezhian Harinishaanth made to the CSK Squad for IPL 2021 and may debut in the Indian Premier League. The all-rounder has been part of the Tamil Nadu team and has also played in the Tamil Nadu Premier League.
M Harisankar Reddy
Andhra Right arm medium bowler Maramreddy Harishankar Reddy is another domestic cricketer who made to the CSK Squad for IPL 2021 through the IPL auctions in February. The bowler has played for Andhra Pradesh team in Domestic T20s.
Indian Test Cricketer Cheteshwar Arvind Pujara is back to the IPL fold as he made to the CSK Squad for IPL 2021 through the IPL auctions on February 18. The Saurashtra Cricketer would look to extend his form from Australia tour on this re-launch of his IPL career; he last played IPL in 2014.
The England All-rounder has had an average Indian premier league stint but he joins CSK Squad for IPL 2021 through the IPL auctions, one of the champion side. Ali would like to redeem this chance with both hands as a successful IPL stint may well be the catalyst he needs to bolster his claim for International team again.
The Karnataka all-rounder joins CSK Squad for IPL 2021 through the IPL auctions and would be expecting to get more chances come his ways than his stint with the Kings XI Punjab team. Gowtham has come off the domestic circuit as a bright youngster who has his off-spin supporting his claim in addition to his strokeplay.
The Kerala Medium pacer has been part of CSK Squad for IPL 2021 as well as the pacer would be looking for more match come his ways for the MA Chidambaram Stadium based side. So far, since joining the side in IPL 2018 auctions, Asif has just played two matches for the team.
R Sai Kishore
The Tamil Nadu Left-Arm Leg Spin Bowler has been part of CSK Squad for IPL 2021 as well as the spinner would be looking for more match come his ways for the MA Chidambaram Stadium based side. The 1996 born left arm orthodox bowler, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, is still seeking his debut match for the former Champions.
The Tamil Nadu wicket-keeper batsman has been part of CSK Squad for IPL 2021 as well though Narayan Jagadeesan would be looking for more match come his ways for the Chennai based side. So far, since joining the side in IPL 11, Jagadeesan has just played five matches for the team. The MS Dhoni led side was criticized in IPL 2020 for not utilizing the potential match winner in an off season.
The Maharashtra batsman is another Cricketer who could be handy in getting Chennai Super Kings to a better position in Indian Premier League 2020. Gaikwad played for 6 matches and scored 3 fifties in the 2020 season. Mahendra Singh Dhoni would hope him to be among runs in 2021 season as well as Chennai is looking for a better season this time.
The England All-rounder Samuel Matthew Curran was one of the performers for the Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League 2020 like Ruturaj, and the India Cements owned team would like him to be at his best in the upcoming season as well for the team to prosper in the tournament.
The Mumbai Medium pacer is fast developing into an amazing utility cricketer with his strokeplay. Shardul Narendra Thakur would expect the IPL 2021 season to expand his horizon of all-round ability even more so he can stake a permanent claim for the national side. Thakur took 16 wickets from 13 matches in IPL 2018 and 10 wickets from 9 matches in IPL 2020.
The Australian Pace bowler would be among the key members of the Chennai Super Kings side if they do well in the upcoming edition. Josh Reginald Hazlewood has already been along the line of accuracy of the Australian great Glenn McGrath. He would be keen to better his IPL records as his IPL career is still to reach 10 matches.
The South African pacer has been part of CSK Squad for IPL 2021 as well though he would like to better his match numbers and performances in upcoming season, Ngidi was one of the better performers for the Team Chennai in the previous edition of the cash rich league and he would like this upcoming season to be an extension to his performances.
The Rajasthan Medium pacer has been part of Chennai Super Kings Team for IPL 2021 as well. The Medium pacer has been among the consistent wicket-takers of the Indian Premier League for last three seasons where he would pick 10, 22 & 12 wickets respectively. As Chennai looking for a change of guard and even the Captain wants the team to look afresh for the next 10 years, Chahar can be one of the key members for at least five years.
The Proteas Leg Spinner is reaching his fag end of career and would like some scintillating performances before he hangs his boots. Tahir had a great Indian Premier league 2019 season and he would like to replicate that in as many chances he gets in the 2021 season.
The New Zealand Left arm orthodox spinner and left handed batsman is another Overseas Cricketer in the Chennai side for IPL 2021. Mitchell Josef Santner could get only two matches in the last edition of the India based T20 tournament and he would like to increase that number and performances as well. MS Dhoni would like to best use his all-round abilities in 2021.
The Railways all-rounder hasn’t been at his best in T20 League tournament and he would like to change that in Indian Premier League 2021. The leg break bowler and lower order batsman started off well, but soon went into oblivion in the popular cricket tournament as inconsistency in his performances get his place to other players.
The West Indies all-rounder has been a revelation for the Chennai based side. The Champion bowler known for his off-cutters foxing the batsmen has won many matches for the former champions as a batsman as well and the Chennai Super Kings would like that to extend for the upcoming season as well from DJ Bravo.
The Saurashtra Cricketer was the find of the season in Indian Premier League 2008 and though it took a while, but he has developed into an amazing all-rounder for his teams in all formats of Cricket. The Indian International Cricketer is recovering from an injury that he picked down under and would like to be back for the Indian Premier League season.
The Proteas batting mainstay was also among runs in Indian Premier League season 2020, but couldn’t get much support from other batsmen as the team would fare badly in one of their worst outings in league cricket. Francois du Plessis has been part of CSK Squad for IPL 2021 and he, together with Captain MS Dhoni & Suresh Raina, would form the core strategizers for the team.
The Karnataka Batsman was one of the players to watch out for when he had started his career, but inconsistency costed him his place in national side and since then he’s limited to Domestic & IPL Cricket. Uthappa has had some of the exciting chases under his belt, and that might be among the reasons to pick this cricketer for the CSK Squad for IPL 2021.
The Andhra Cricketer has been a revelation for the Chennai Super Kings and rightly so, Ambati Thirupathi Rayudu has been part of CSK Squad for IPL 2021 as well. The Right handed batsman would like to extend his run at the T20 tournament as he would like to reclaim the pride for the Champion side which had a horrible IPL 2020 season.
The Uttar Pradesh Cricketer withdrew from the Indian Premier League 2020 citing personal reasons. The Corona had hit sports in the season and IPL was shifted to September-November and out of India. Suresh Raina would like to support, as he’s been doing for the side over the years as one of the most prolific scorers of the T20 tournament, as a part of CSK Squad for IPL 2021.
The Former Indian Captain is one of the most celebrated sporting icon of the country and also one of the most successful captains of Indian Premier League cricket. The Wicket-keeper batsman has been a synonym to leadership role and his role with CSK Squad for IPL 2021 would be no different as he would like to win the season for the Champion side.
Phase 2 in UAE, Changes in CSK Squad for IPL 2021 :
Due to corona outbreak in India, the season was stopped post Match number 29 and all the remaining matches were shifted out of India to be held during September-October at UAE. With the changes in season schedules, there were withdrawals and new additions to the squads. Dhoni led Chennai Super Kings, however, remained unaffected by any withdrawal issues.
These were the twenty five players who make the squad of Chennai Super Kings for Indian Premier League 2021 season. Hope your liked the content; don’t forget to put in your thoughts & questions as comments.
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