Being the second most successful franchise with four titles to their, Chennai Super Kings had a very indifferent season and finished 9th on the points table in IPL 2022. With the next season of the edition probably the last season for MS Dhoni, they will be eager to make a comeback next season and claim their fifth title.
3 All-rounders CSK could have picked instead of Kyle Jamieson
Chennai Super Kings had a decent auction. They were focused on buying certain players and it’s fair to say that they were quite composed and were on the mark. They brought the likes of Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Shaik Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Kyle Jamieson, Ajay Mandal, and Bhagath Varma. It’s fair to say that they lack fast-bowling all-rounders and could’ve brought someone else in place of Kyle Jamieson. Let’s take a look at 3 All-rounders CSK could have picked instead of Kiwi all-rounder.
Sri Lanka all-rounder Dasun Shanaka went unsold in the IPL 2023 auction. It’s fair to say that he could’ve been an ideal player for Chennai Super Kings instead of Kyle Jamieson as his ability to step up with both bat and ball could’ve been handy for the four-time champions. His batting could’ve boosted CSK’s lower order and with him being an economical fast bowler, he could’ve been a great support to new recruit Ben Stokes. With CSK lacking seam-bowling all-rounders, it’s fair to say that they could’ve acquired him. The all-rounder has so far played 176 matches in the shortest format and has amassed 3649 runs at a strike rate of 142.65. He also has picked up 53 wickets at an economy of 8.72.
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Jason Holder is another player who Chennai Super Kings could have picked instead of Kyle Jamieson. The Caribbean player has been rated as one of the best all-rounders and has contributed equally well with both bat as well as the ball. With CSK in need of seam-bowling all-rounders, they could’ve roped in Holder in the place of Jamieson, who, generally isn’t considered as a T20 player. Holder, on the other hand, has picked up 199 wickets in 204 T20 games at an economy of 7.89 and has scored 1788 runs at a strike rate of 126.18. And he eventually was acquired by Rajasthan Royals for INR 5.75 crores.
Sikander Raza could’ve been another player who Chennai Super Kings could have picked instead of Kyle Jamieson. The Zimbabwe all-rounder has been one of the best all-rounders in the shortest format of the game and his absence from the team could’ve added a great balance to the team. He proved his prowess in the T20 World Cup 2022, where he scored 219 runs to his name at a strike rate of 147.97. He also picked up 10 wickets with a decent economy of 6.50. Overall in T20 cricket, Raza has amassed 3,109 runs at a strike rate of 129.81 to go with 19 T20 fifties. With the ball, he has 79 wickets at an economy rate of 7.34 with the best bowling figures of 4/8.