Sports desk. The players are to have a mini auction on February 18 for the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). A total of 292 players will be bidding in the auction. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team had a bad last season, the first time that the team did not even reach the playoffs. In such a mini auction it will be exciting to see that CSK team buys players. Before the mini auction, let’s take a look at what can happen with the money left in the purse of CSK. Team strategy and the team can bet on the players-
Purse: Rs 19.90 crore
Total slots: 6
Foreign player slot: 1
Current Players: Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Captain), Faf du Plessi, Rituraj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeeshan, Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Karan, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Engidi, Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif.
What can be the strategy of the auction
Raina’s return will bring a lot of balance in the team, Raina could not play last season due to personal reasons. His return could also create a permanent place in the team for Imran Tahir, who did not get a chance to play last season. CSK can place bets on the player batting fast for the top order.
CSK can target these players
Glenn Maxwell, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales / Jason Roy / David Malan, Aaron Finch, Lookman Meriwala, Chetan Sakaria, K Gautham, Shivam Dubey, Sam Billings.