IPL 2022: On March 26, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the first game of IPL 2022. It’s a replay of the IPL final from 2021. Mumbai Indians, Rajasthan Royals, Delhi Capitals, and Lucknow Supergiants are all in Group A with KKR. In group B, CSK is joined by RCB, SRH, PBKS, and GT.
MS Dhoni’s final IPL season might be in 2022. He is currently 40 years old and may decide to retire after this IPL season in front of Indian fans. The league stage will take place between March 26 and May 22, with the final on May 29. Due to an injury, Chennai Super Kings were unable to compete in the Deepak Chahar event before the tournament began.
He will be unable to participate in most of the tour. The rest of the team will have to fill in for him. In this article, we look at five CSK players that could win the IPL 2022 Man of the Tournament Award.
IPL 2022: 5 Players From CSK Who Can Be The Man Of The Tournament
1. Ruturaj Gaikwad
In a world where the players’ presence is threatened by a pandemic, staying in shape is incredibly tough. As a result of the pandemic, several players’ careers have been put on pause. As a result, it is extremely difficult for a young person, particularly in India, to rise the ranks.
For Ruturaj Gaikwad, COVID was merely a blip on the radar. As he plays more cricket, he is greatly improving. He made it to the CSK side in the 2020 edition, but it was a terrible start to his career.
Gaikwad was CSK’s leading run-getter at the end of the IPL 2021 season. Because of his constant run-scoring ability, the franchise decided to keep him ahead of the mega-auction. He is the most important batter in the lineup since he bats first. At Faf du Plessis no longer with CSK, he’ll have to find a new opening partner. With heightened expectations on Gaikwad, it will be intriguing to watch how he performs for CSK. He has a strong chance of winning the Man of the Tournament Award.
2. Moeen Ali
Moeen Ali was mainly unused after making his IPL debut in the 2018 season. The English allrounder has been a significant element of England’s limited-overs team, but in the Royal Challengers Bangalore camp, he was warming the bench. His IPL career, on the other hand, was drastically altered when he was bought by CSK in the 2021 auctions.
Ali was a solid performer in the batting order. During crucial parts of the game, CSK benefited from Ali’s attacking approach.
3. Ravindra Jadeja
At the moment, the southpaw is in the best shape of his life. He recently proved his batting abilities by scoring an unbeaten 175 in the first Test against Sri Lanka. He’ll come into the IPL with a strong track record, which will only help the franchise.
In 200 IPL games, Jadeja has a strike rate of 128.14 and has scored 2386 runs. As he showed last year when he hit 37 runs off Harshal Patel’s over, he can demolish any bowling lineup. With a score of 62, Jadeja was the highest-scoring batsman, which is remarkable considering his position at the bottom of the order.
4. Devon Conway
Conway has finally been allowed to play in the Indian Premier League. Devon Conway was purchased for one crore by the four-time IPL champions. He is one of the most well-known T20 cricketers in the world. He has a reputation as a big-hitter and has competed in multiple T20 competitions. He’ll have plenty of chances to make his presence felt for the franchise at the top of the order. As a result, he could be a contender for Player of the Tournament.
5. MS Dhoni
According to CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, MS Dhoni has never disappointed the fans when it comes to team selection. One of the reasons the CSK administration elected to maintain him is because of his achievements as a captain. Without a doubt, he is also the management’s decision-maker.
Dhoni is the second most successful IPL captain. He’s a larger-than-life figure who has the potential to inspire young people to achieve great things later in life. It would take a long time to name all of the cricketers who have benefited from Dhoni’s help.