5. Manish Pandey

He won 16 T20s in 2019 while captaining Karnataka. Those 16 matches were the only 16 matches he captained Karnataka that year. There are possibilities that CSK can think out of the box and purchase Pandey and hand over the captaincy to him.

4. Ben Stokes

tokes is currently one of the best cricketers in all three formats. He knows all the tricks of the game. He did not disappoint his fans by winning his first Test match as a captain. Hopefully, he will play the 2023 IPL season and there are chances that CSK can go for him in the auction.

3. Ruturaj Gaikwad

The captaincy in IPL brings different challenges, but he has shown everyone that he can be that candidate for the captaincy. The 25-year-old is a very promising cricketer and history has been the witness that captaincy brings the best out of him as a batter.

2. Eoin Morgan

He was the captain of Kolkata Knight Riders in the last couple of IPL seasons and has huge experience captaining international matches. The World Cup-winning captain is a great option to bank on, by the Chennai Super Kings management.

1. Steve Smith

The former Australian skipper Steve Smith has a good record as far as captaincy is considered. He captained the Australian cricket team in all three formats for three years. He has an incredible winning percentage of 59.52 in IPL.