5 Players on whom CSK could use RTM in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

5 Players on whom CSK could use RTM in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

MS Dhoni to enter the auction pool for the first time since 2008?

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

We have the mega auction coming up next year. IPL teams, as well as fans, look forward to it as it is the mega auction that determines how strong or weak a team is going to be for the next few seasons. Every franchise must wisely choose their players in a mega auction as even a minute mistake could dent their chances of winning a title.

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have traditionally looked to retail their core every time and tend to avoid having a complete overhaul. In the last mega auction in 2018, they retained their main players and went on to win the title that year. However, the upcoming mega auctions in 2022 is going to be a headache for CSK.

While most of their players are on the wrong side of their 30s, they don’t have too many options left to retain. Assuming that they would retain their key all-rounders like Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran, the CSK management would have to use their Right To Match (RTM) cards very wisely. As they would most likely be retaining Jadeja and Curran, we shall be taking a look at 5 players on whom CSK could use RTM in IPL 2022 mega auction.

5 Players on whom CSK could use RTM in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

1) MS Dhoni

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The “Thala” MS Dhoni has been CSK‘s greatest player of all time. He has been leading CSK since the inception and is their most loyal player. Dhoni is incomplete without CSK and it wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that even CSK are incomplete without their “Captain Cool” MS Dhoni.

People reading this must be puzzled as to how could someone like Dhoni be featured in an RTM list? Shouldn’t he be the first player to be retained by the franchise? Well, as harsh as it may sound, Dhoni hasn’t been at his best since 2020. He hasn’t been able to time the ball like he used to.

This would prompt the CSK management to retain Dhoni via RTM instead of directly retaining him. It wouldn’t be really wise to spend a large sum of money and retain Dhoni, who seems way past his prime. Thus we might see the legendary superstar go into the auction pool for the first time since 2008.