IPL 2023 Auction will take place on December 23. Almost all the teams know who their captain in IPL 2023 will be, but the Chennai Super Kings have one important task which needs to be done at this year’s auction. They need to find a new captain who can take over the reins of the team once MS Dhoni retires.
According to reports, Dhoni will retire after IPL 2023, which is why it is important for the Chennai Super Kings to find someone who can lead the franchise after his retirement. Here are four players whom they can target for this role at the upcoming auction:
1. Will CSK target Ben Stokes at IPL 2023 Auction?
The best option available for CSK is England’s Test captain Ben Stokes. MS Dhoni played with him for Rising Pune Supergiant in 2017. However, the big question here is whether Stokes will be available for all matches in the next three to four seasons.
2. Will CSK target Kane Williamson at IPL 2023 Auction?
Kane Williamson has played many matches as captain against MS Dhoni. The New Zealand captain is very experienced and is gradually returning to form as well in T20 cricket. Since SunRisers Hyderabad have released him, CSK could go hard for him at the auction and rope him in as a future captain.
3. Steve Smith
Although he is not in the best form right now, Steve Smith is a world-class player who has worked with MS Dhoni in the past. Smith has a good bonding with Dhoni as he was Pune’s captain in 2017.
4. Dasun Shanaka
In the last few months, Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka has proven himself as a great leader and an excellent all-rounder in T20I cricket. The Asia Cup 2022-winning skipper could take over the reins of the CSK team.