Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, and Shardul Thakur Join Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2024 Season

Chennai Super Kings, under the astute leadership of MS Dhoni, have made strategic moves in the IPL 2024 auction, securing Daryl Mitchell, Rachin Ravindra, and Shardul Thakur.

The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have made significant additions to their squad for the upcoming IPL 2024 season, securing the services of New Zealand star Daryl Mitchell, batting sensation Rachin Ravindra, and Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur in the ongoing IPL auction. The franchise, known for its strategic picks, aimed to reinforce its lineup with experienced and talented players.

Daryl Mitchell, the New Zealand middle-order batter, created a bidding frenzy in the IPL auction 2024. Starting at a base price of INR 1 crore, Mitchell garnered interest from Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings. However, Chennai Super Kings, determined to secure the seasoned Kiwi, entered the race at INR 12.00 crores. Despite stiff competition, CSK emerged victorious, signing Mitchell for INR 14 crores. This marked Mitchell as the third player in the auction to touch the 10 crore mark, joining Pat Cummins and Harshal Patel.

Mitchell, known for his consistency, recently showcased his prowess in the World Cup, finishing as the fifth-highest run-scorer with 552 runs in 10 games. While he is yet to make a mark in the IPL, his international T20 experience and impressive performances make him a valuable asset.

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Chennai Super Kings swiftly moved to address their batting needs by securing the services of New Zealand’s Rachin Ravindra. The southpaw, known for his remarkable composure and maturity, had a base price of Rs. 50 lakhs. CSK faced competition from Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings, but they held their ground, eventually signing Ravindra for INR 1.80 crores.

Ravindra, following his outstanding World Cup display, emerged as New Zealand’s highest run-scorer in the tournament. With 578 runs in 10 games, including three centuries and two half-centuries, Ravindra’s talent and form make him a promising addition to CSK’s batting lineup.

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Indian all-rounder Shardul Thakur is set to don the yellow jersey once again as he returns to Chennai Super Kings. In a strategic move, CSK bid for Thakur, fending off competition from Sunrisers Hyderabad, ultimately securing him for INR 4 crores. Thakur, released by Kolkata Knight Riders, had a challenging season with his previous team but brings valuable IPL experience.

Shardul Thakur, a seasoned IPL campaigner, started his journey with Punjab Kings in 2015 and played a pivotal role in CSK’s title-winning campaign in 2021. With 89 wickets and 286 runs in 86 IPL games, Thakur’s all-round abilities make him a crucial asset for CSK’s quest for glory in IPL 2024.

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