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IPL 2023: CSK CEO Viswanathan excited to get Stokes, opens up on captaincy

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CSK is currently without a designated captain since MS Dhoni stepped down last season. Dhoni, however, had to take over the role from Ravindra Jadeja mid-season due to poor show by the franchise.

Chennai Super lords secured the service of England each- rounder Ben Stokes, who brought a whopping Rs16.25 crore deal in the IPL mini transaction from the four- time champion. Stokes is the third dear buy for IPL 2023.

After the transaction, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan opened up on MS Dhoni’s response to buying Stokes and captaincy.

Talking about the addition of Stokes, Viswanathan said, “ veritably agitated to get Stokes and we were lucky also because he came up at the end. We wanted an each- rounder and MS was veritably happy that we got Stokes. ”

Talking about the leadership part, he said, “ Captaincy option is there but it’s a call MS will take with time. Kyle Jamieson was injured so perhaps numerous others did n’t look at him. We had information from Fleming that he’d recovered and was raring to go. CSK looks bright and I hope we do well this season. We follow the process always and that will help us do well.

Dhoni despite giving up on captaincy before the IPL 2022 began had to take over the partmid-season due to Ravindra Jadeja’s incapability to acclimatize to the position. CSK last season finished second from the bottom with four triumphs and ten losses.

Then’s the full list of players bought by Chennai Super Kings( CSK) at the Indian Premier League( IPL) 2023 transaction in Kochi on Friday, December 23.

Chennai Super lords bought seven players at the IPL 2023 transaction and spent heavily on England each- rounder and Test captain Ben Stokes, making him the common third- most precious player in the history of the IPL at INR16.25 crore. The four- time champion concentrated on roping in all- rounders, which include Stokes, Kyle Jamieson and Indian uncapped players Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma and Nishant Sindhu. It also secured the services of expert India batter Ajinkya Rahane.

Ben Stokes was inked by CSK forRs.16.25 crore at the IPL 2023 transaction in Kochi on Friday.

Stokes attracted interest from multiple brigades after the all- rounder played a pivotal part in England’s T20 World Cup winning crusade before this time. Stokes is now the most precious player ever for CSK, surpassing Deepak Chahar.

England allrounder Stokes entered at Rs 2 crore. RCB contended with RR before LSG entered the shot at Rs 7 crore. SRH too entered the fray shortly after followed by CSK. The MS Dhoni- led platoon ultimately landed Stokes for Rs16.25 crore, third joint-loftiest price label ever in the IPL.

Stokes also becomes a captaincy seeker as Super lords explore leadership options forpost-Dhoni period.

Stokes made an unbeaten 52 to guide the Three Lions to palm in the final against Pakistan at the MCG. The right- arm medium leader also picked six lattices with an frugality of6.79 in the event.

The new season will mark Stokes’s return to the IPL. Stokes was released by Rajasthan Royals before the 2022 mega transaction. He ultimately decided out of the season.

Piecemeal from the Royals, Stokes has represented the now-defunct Rising Pune Supergiant, which bought him for Rs14.5 crore in 2017.

The England transnational has played 43 games in the IPL, scoring 920 runs at a strike rate of134.50. He has picked 28 lattices at an frugality of8.56. He also has an unbeaten IPL century to his name, which he scored for Supergiant against Gujarat Lions in 2017. Know More News…


MS Dhoni (c), Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Dwaine Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Ravindra Jadeja, Tushar Deshpande, Mukesh Chowdhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Simarjeet Singh, Deepak Chahar, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, Bhagath Varma.

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