MS Dhoni in IPL 2024: The 17th season of India’s biggest cricket festival, the IPL 2024, could start from March 22, which has got all the fans and franchises excited. Among all the teams, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) fans are the most excited, especially as this season could be the last for their current captain, MS Dhoni.
For this reason, fans cheer for him everywhere. Dhoni will also try to win the trophy for Chennai once again in his last season. In this scenario, based on the performance of these 5 players, MS Dhoni could lead Chennai Super Kings to win the trophy once again in IPL 2024.
On the strength of these 5 players, MS Dhoni could make CSK the champion
In IPL 2024, the player who could play the most crucial role in making MS Dhoni a champion is New Zealand’s star all-rounder, Daryl Mitchell. Chennai bought him in the IPL 2024 auction for 14 crores. Mitchell had a fantastic last year, scoring many runs in international cricket. His performance suggests that he could score well in IPL 2024 too. In 2023, Mitchell scored 1989 runs in 51 matches, making him the third-highest international run-scorer that year.
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One of India’s young opening batsmen, Ruturaj Gaikwad, played a significant role in making MS Dhoni a champion in IPL 2023. He could continue to play a crucial role in IPL 2024. Reports suggest that after Dhoni, Gaikwad might be given the responsibility to lead Chennai, especially with senior players like Ravindra Jadeja already in the team.
Sameer Rizvi, whom Chennai acquired for 8.40 crores in IPL 2024, could play a pivotal role in making Chennai the champion. This will be Rizvi’s first IPL season, and his middle-order batting could be crucial for the team. He might fill in the spot vacated by Ambati Rayudu, who announced his retirement after IPL 2023.
Shivam Dube, considered one of India’s best all-rounders, could help Dhoni win the trophy in IPL 2024 with his powerful performances. In IPL 2023, Dube scored over 400 runs with a strike rate of over 150, and a similar performance is expected from him this season.
Matheesha Pathirana, who made his debut for Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022, played a crucial role in helping MS Dhoni win the trophy for the fifth time. His lethal bowling could be instrumental again, but he will need support from other team members.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Squad for IPL 2024
MS Dhoni (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane, Moin Ali, Deepak Chahar, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Mahesh Thikshana, Sheikh Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Rachin Ravindra, Shardul Thakur, Devon Conway, Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Daryl Mitchell, Sameer Rizvi, Matheesha Pathirana, Mustafizur Rahman, and Avneesh Ravi Aravali.