Team-wise one player whom CSK should target in the next IPL auction

One can expect a lot of changes in the CSK side for the upcoming season.

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2) Delhi Capitals – Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The loss to Kings XI Punjab will be a reality check for the Delhi Capitals. It will teach them an important lesson of not being complacent even when they are the table toppers of the league. Though the team has played like a well-oiled unit, they have some rusty parts. So they will be looking to galvanize them before the business end of the tournament. Moreover, they might need a couple of more wins to maintain their ascendancy in this season.

And considering their form, it will be a surprise if they don’t finish as one of the top two teams at the end of league stages. Such is the versatility of this Delhi side. They have a bunch of game-changers in their playing XI. One of them is Shikhar Dhawan, who is on top of his game with back-to-back centuries. He is the first one to achieve the feat in the league’s history. Delhi will be hoping that he continues his good work for a few more games.

Dhawan has been an under-rated star of the IPL. He has been as consistent as the giants of this league, Virat Kohli and David Warner. It can be proved from his track record as he scored 450 plus runs in each of his last 5 IPL seasons. However, the southpaw might not be in the scheme of Delhi’s plans before the next auctions. The franchise will be looking to retain the youngsters and form a core around them.

That’s where the Chennai Super Kings should cash in. The franchise should get him to add more oomph to their top-order. His experience will be a bonus for the team, as most of their senior players will be retiring soon. He might be 34, but Dhawan has enough gasoline in his tank to fire for a couple of more seasons. Gabbar is a good player of spin and will thrive on the spin-friendly pitches of M Chidambaram.

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