Tata IPL 2022: Final squad of Chennai Super Kings post the mega auction

Deepak Chahar was the most expensive player bought by CSK in the auction. CSK roped in Shivam Dube for INR 4 crore on day 2.

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Chennai Super Kings entered the IPL Auction 2022 on 12th and 13th February with a purse of INR 48 crore. Before the mega auctions, every franchise was allowed to retain a maximum of 4 players. Chennai retained their all-time great all-rounder Ravinder Jadeja for INR 16 crore, Cricketing legend MS Dhoni for INR 12 crore, Moeen Ali for INR 8 crore, and Ruturaj Gaikwad for INR 6 crore.

Deepak Chahar returned to CSK for a whopping INR 14 crore in the Mega auction after a massive bidding war between multiple franchises. With this, Deepak Chahar also became the most expensive Indian bowler in the history of IPL. Post Deepak’s retention in the squad, Aakash Chopra, while speaking on Hotstar, said that the Hard work of this exceptional all-rounder had finally paid off.

During the auction, other top buys of CSK were Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, and Robin Uthappa. The team also retained them after a thrilling bidding contest against multiple franchises.

Here’s the complete list of Chennai’s squad for Tata IPL 2022 with their prices:

Players retained pre-IPL 2022 Auction

  • Ravinder Jadeja: INR 16 crore
  • MS Dhoni: INR 12 crore
  • Moeen Ali: INR 8 crore
  • Ruturaj Gaikwad: INR 6 crore

Players bought on Day 1 of Auction 2022:

  • Dwayne Bravo: INR 4.4 crore
  • Robin Uthappa: INR 2 crore
  • Ambati Rayudu: INR 6.75 crore
  • Deepak Chahar: INR 14 crore
  • KM Asif: INR 20 lakh
  • Tushar Deshpande: INR 20 lakh

Players bought on Day 2 of Auction 2022:

  • Shivam Dube: INR 4 crore
  • Mahesh Theekshana: INR 70 lakh
  • Rajvardhan Hangaregkar: INR 1.5 crore
  • Simarjeet Singh: INR 20 lakh
  • Devon Conway: INR 1 crore
  • Dwaine Pretorius: INR 50 lakh
  • Mitchell Santner: INR 1.9 crore
  • Adam Milne: INR 1.9 crore
  • Subhranshu Senapati: INR 20 lakh
  • Mukesh Choudhary: INR 20 lakh
  • Prashant Solanki: INR 1.2 crore
  • C Hari Nishaanth: INR 20 lakh
  • N Jagadeesan: INR 20 lakh
  • Chris Jordan: INR 3.6 crore
  • K Bharat Varma: INR 20 lakh

After filling in the slot of 25 players, CSK still has INR 2.95 crore left in the purse. Shivam Dube (INR 4 crore) and Chris Jordan (INR 3.6 crore) were the most expensive purchases for CSK on day 2.

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