5 players CSK can target in mid-season transfer window of IPL 2020
The 2011 World Cup-winning captain, MS Dhoni will lead the side which also features likes of Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, and Ravindra Jadeja.
Updated - Mar 18, 2020 11:40 am
The 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League has been delayed by a few days but the tournament should start soon as the coronavirus situation is coming under control. Just like the last two seasons, Chennai Super Kings will start as the favourites to win the title this year as well because they have a very experienced pool of players in their squad.
The 2011 World Cup-winning captain, MS Dhoni will lead the side which also features likes of Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Murali Vijay, Deepak Chahar and several other star players. One of the main issues with Chennai this year is that a majority of their players are on the wrong side of 30s. The players could be prone to injuries hence, CSK may look to trade a few players in the mid-season transfer window.
Here are 5 players CSK can target in the mid-season transfer window of IPL 2020:
1. Josh Philippe
Australia’s wicket-keeper batsman, Josh Philippe earned his maiden IPL contract this year as the Royal Challengers Bangalore bought him at his base price. The 22-year-old received a bid from RCB because of his magnificent performance in the Big Bash League. Playing for Sydney Sixers, Philippe troubled the opposition bowlers with his batting skills.
Talking about his record in T20 cricket, the right-handed batsman has played 32 T20 games where he has amassed 798 runs at an average of 33.25. Philippe has registered seven half-centuries in T20 cricket.
Besides, he has a strike rate of 138.30 in T20s which indicates that he scores runs briskly. As Chennai’s openers are injury-prone and RCB have a lot of overseas resources, it is likely that Josh Philippe may be traded to CSK this year.