5. Aiden Markram

Markram hasn’t played in India, his performance still remains to be seen. The wickets in Chennai and Mumbai would suit his style since he is quick between the wickets (Strike rotation- less dot percentage) and also has the power game to back it up. He also offers some part-time off-break and is also a gun fielder.

4. Ishan Kishan

This 23-year-old has been a revelation for the Mumbai Indians for the past few seasons. The past year has been a topsy turvy ride for him as he made a stellar T20I debut for India with a cracking 50 but has been on a downhill ride since then. He lost his place to Saurabh Tiwary in the MI setup and is also in and out of the Indian side.

3. Shikhar Dhawan

 Having a left-hander at the top of the order always helps. There are many teams that require stability at the top of the order and Shikhar would be the right candidate for that role. CSK would try to rope in Dhawan’s services at a 6-8 Crore price bracket.

2. David Warner

Warner would be a great fit in the CSK batting order and would form a formidable opening combination with Ruturaj Gaikwad. It would be very interesting to see how CSK goes out for Warner since he is a hot property and a captaincy material as well, so, most of the teams would be going hard for him in the auction, and is expected to go for more than 10 Crores.

1. Faf du Plessis

When looking into numbers, Faf would be a favorite and a definite pick in most of the franchises but the only number stacked against him is `37`. Age would be a definite factor for consideration since they are looking to build a team for the future. There is no doubt that CSK would be going for Faf and it would be really exciting to see the Faf-Gaikwad pair one more time.