After having a forgettable outing last season, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) led by their charismatic captain MS Dhoni would look to make amends.
CSK play the opener of IPL 2023 against Gujarat Titans at Ahmedabad. In the auction, Ben Stokes were their marquee signing. They too signed two left-arm allrounders Nishant Sindhu and Ajay Mandal. Ajinkya Rahane and Shaik Rasheed too have been picked up as reserve batsmen.
There would be few players who would be missing out on some early games because of international assignment. Left-arm pacer Mukesh Choudhary is a doubtful starter as he is undergoing rehab at NCA in Bengaluru.
CSK full squad:
MS Dhoni (capt, wk), Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Bhagath Varma, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway (wk), Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Sisanda Magala, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Dwaine Pretorius, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Ambati Rayudu, Mitchell Santner, Subhranshu Senapati, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana