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Top 3 future prospects for CSK in the IPL next season

May 6, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

CSK endured their worst ever outing in the IPL last year. In IPL 2020, the Yellow Army failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in IPL history. However, CSK saw a complete change in fortune in the IPL this year. The 3-time IPL champions CSK performed brilliantly in the IPL this year. Playing 7 matches in IPL 2021, CSK won 5 and lost only 2 matches. CSK was one of the favorites to qualify for the IPL playoffs this season. One reason behind CSK’s success this year is the superb performance of the Indian players on the CSK side. That said, here are 3 top prospects whom CSK will look to retain in the IPL next season:

3. Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad was one of CSK’s most promising players in the IPL this year. The 24-year old amassed 196 runs in 7 matches in IPL 2021. The partnership of Ruturaj Gaikwad and Faf du Plessis worked wonders for CSK this season. Gaikwad was also brilliant in the IPL last year, smacking 204 runs in just 6 matches. CSK will be keen on retaining the youngster for the upcoming seasons in the IPL.

2. Ravindra Jadeja

Another key player behind CSK’s success in IPL 2021 is Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja delivered with both bat and ball for CSK in the IPL this year. In 7 matches this season, Jadeja amassed 131 runs with a superb strike rate of 161.72. With the ball, Jadeja scalped 6 wickets for CSK this season, averaging a superb bowling economy of 6.70. The Saurashtra all-rounder has been a crucial player for the CSK side for quite some time. Hence, CSK will be keen on retaining the experienced all-rounder for the next season of the IPL.

1. Krishnappa Gowtham

CSK acquired the services of K Gowtham from RR at a whopping 9.25 cr in the IPL 2021 auction. However, Gowtham failed to appear in a single match for CSK in the IPL this year. The all-rounder has played 24 matches in his IPL career, amassing 186 runs in total. Furthermore, he has also scalped 13 wickets in his IPL career. Gowtham could be used as a bowling all-rounder by CSK in the next season of the IPL.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth