IPL 2018 Auctions: Chennai Supper Kings (CSK)
By CricShots - Jan 27, 2018 5:58 am
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The Indian Premier League (IPL) mega auction for the upcoming edition of 2018 has started at Bangalore and it will be engrossing to see how each of the teams finally shape up. Here is what the 2017 champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are up to in the auctions.

DJ Bravo goes back to CSK

DJ Bravo will once again don the yellow jersey for Chennai after they used the Right to Match card for him. Kings XI Punjab had thought they had acquired the services of one of the best all-rounder in the game for INR 6.4 Cr, but CSK was in no mood to let him go.

Harbhajan Singh

Chennai Super Kings buys the veteran campaigner Harbhajan Singh for INR 2 Crore. There were no other bidders, therefore, it was a very easy for the Chennai franchise to win his signature. Bhajji will now play under Dhoni once again.

After an intense battle between DD, CSK and RCB, the Australian all-rounder Shane Watson finally bought by Chennai Super Kings for INR 4 Cr. Watson will definitely strengthen the middle order of Dhoni’s team with his experience of more than 100 matches in the league.

Faf du Plessis

Surprising strategy from Chennai Super Kings as they have opted for rather ‘old’ players in the auction so far. CSK retained Dhoni, Raina, and Jadeja and now they have bought Harbhajan and Watson, while they opted to use the RTM card for Du Plessis. He bought by KXIP for INR 1.6 Cr but CSK trumped them by using their RTM card and it is a bargain.

Kedar Jadhav

Kedar Jadhav’s bid was opened by RR before CSK come in. He had a base price of INR 2 crore. KXIP come in. But a real fight between CSK and RR. But, Jadhav was finally bought by Chennai for a huge price of 7.8 crores.

Ambati Rayudu

CSK came in late to acquire Ambati Rayudu for INR 2.2 crore. Someone of his abilities has it in him to be a handy pick for Super Kings’ middle-order.

They also acquired South Africa’s leg-spinner, Imran Tahir, for his base price of INR 1 crore. Karn Sharma, who played for Mumbai Indians’ last year, was bought by Chennai for INR 5 crore.