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3 players CSK should pick in IPL trade ahead of 2020 season

There will be a couple of areas which CSK will be looking to cover ahead of next year’s IPL.

Imran Tahir, Chennai Super Kings
CSK team. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have been one of the most successful teams in the history of the IPL. They are the only side to reach the playoffs in every single season that they’ve played. Moreover, the MS Dhoni-led side has won three IPL titles and have made it to a total of seven finals.

They were brilliant till 2015 before they were banned for two years. However, ever since they’ve made a comeback, CSK have continued in the same vein. In the last couple of years, experienced players have been the one driving the team. Age isn’t on their side but they’ve got the job done.

However, there will be a couple of areas which CSK will be looking to cover ahead of next year’s IPL. Thus, here are three players they should look to pick in the trade ahead of the next season.

1. Lockie Ferguson

Lockie Ferguson
Lockie Ferguson. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have historically been a side which loves playing with its spinners. Their gameplan has largely revolved around spin. They had a couple of quality overseas pace options last year but both Lungi Ngidi and David Willey pulled out of the entire season. Hence, they may need a quality fast bowler with the former two uncertain.

Lockie Ferguson might be a good option for CSK. The New Zealand pacer can hit the deck hard and rattle the batsmen with pace. He was a part of the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side last season. He may not have been effective as he picked up just two wickets from five games. But he has been in good form in the recent past.

Ferguson was New Zealand’s leading wicket-taker in the World Cup. He bowled fast and aggressive as he picked up 21 wickets in the tournament. Hence, it may not be a bad option for CSK to make the move. He can be used aggressively and can be a great addition to the side.

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