5 Captains CSK can target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

5 Captains CSK can target in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Finding MS Dhoni's replacement as the captain won't be an easy task for the Yellow Army.

Ishan Kishan and MS Dhoni
Ishan Kishan and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

In 2008, Chennai Super Kings appointed a dynamic MS Dhoni as their skipper after his heroics in the T20 World Cup in the previous year. Dhoni hasn’t let CSK down by any means, taking them to the playoffs in 10 consecutive seasons.

In 2020, the Super Kings faltered a tad as they failed to qualify for the second round. However, in the 2021 edition, Dhoni and Co were back to being at their very best. When the tournament got suspended, CSK were placed on top of the points table with five wins from their first seven games.

Hence, it can be said that Dhoni’s leadership skills haven’t waned. But bearing in mind that he will turn 40 in July, CSK has to look for a backup. It goes without saying, Dhoni won’t be captaining the Super Kings forever and the team needs a new skipper in the future.

In the article, let’s take a look at five captaincy options for CSK in the IPL 2022 mega auction

1. David Warner

David Warner
David Warner. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

David Warner started his IPL career with the Delhi Daredevils, now Capitals. However, it’s with the Sunrisers Hyderabad that he managed to garner most of his laurels. He is the leading run-scorer in the history of the league among the foreigners, along with 50 half-centuries- the most by any player.

The left-handed batsman has shown his utility, both as a skipper and as a batsman, time and again. Moreover, under his leadership, the Orange Army won the championship for the first time in 2016. Warner has also won the Orange Cap quite a few times and guided his team through to the playoffs.

It goes without saying Warner’s influence has left a positive impact on the Sunrisers team. The Super Kings can benefit from his leadership due to the vast experience he has gained over the years.

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