Chennai Super Kings paid a hefty sum of money for the services of Ben Stokes in the IPL 2023 Mega Auction. However, Stokes was a complete disappointment for the Super Kings in the tournament and could not even play all matches due to injury and national commitments.
In the end, Chennai Super Kings move to purchase Ben Stokes proved futile even though the team led by MS Dhoni went on to win the title. There are reports emerging that state that the Super Kings are looking to buy Daryl Mitchell in the upcoming IPL 2024 Auction by releasing Ben Stokes before the auction to gain back a lot of purse money.
Ambati Rayudu retired at the end of IPL 2023 and the Chennai Super Kings are in dire need of a middle order hitter who could tilt any game towards their side. Mitchell has proved in the World Cup that he has what it takes to win the IPL matches.
He is one of the most interesting prospects for auction this year and teams with a lot of purse money are going to go hard for him in the auction. Chennai Super Kings need to free their purse money by releasing Ben Stokes to buy Daryl Mitchell in the IPL 2024 Auction.