In his short IPL career, George Bailey used to be a constant overseas reserve for CSK since the 2009 season.Perhaps in his entire stay of 4-consecutive years, the Australian had in total played 4 IPL games wherein he showcased a decent average of 20.25.
To have a genuine Indian wicket-keeper batter as a backup for MSD, the franchise had bagged the services of Saha in IPL 2011. Overall in his three-year stint from 2011-2013, Saha played a total of 11 games in which he scored a total of mere 144 runs.
Chris Morris had first joined the IPL in 2013 and was bagged by the CSK management for INR 3.3 Crores. In fact, by playing all the matches, the SA all-rounder had scalped 15 wickets from 16 games at an economy of 8.02.
Andrew Tye had first joined the IPL in 2015 and was bagged by the CSK management for a mere INR 20 Lakh. Since the likes of Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Faf Du Plessis, and Dwayne Bravo used to be the centerpieces of the side, hardly anyone else was infused.
Until the two-year ban, Ravi Ashwin was certainly CSK’s premier spinner. In fact in his last 2015 season with CSK, Ashwin had commendably bowled at an economy of 5.8.Comprehensively, by entering into the peak of his career at that time, it never looked liked CSK might get rid of Ashwin