IPL 2023: MS Dhoni will decide on making Ben Stokes the captain of CSK, Stephen Fleming played an important role in buying Kyle Jameson
Ben Stokes in CSK: Chennai Super Kings bought Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mondal and Bhagat Verma in IPL Mini Auction 2023 apart from Ben Stokes and Kyle Jameson.
MS Dhoni on Ben Stokes: In the Indian Premier League 2023 Mini Auction (IPL 2023 Mini Auction), Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought England all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 16.25 crore. Franchise CEO Kasi Viswanathan told that captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is happy to buy Ben Stokes. He also told that Dhoni will take a decision on making Stokes the captain. Apart from this, he told that team coach Stephen Fleming told that New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson is fit and that is the reason why the franchise bet on him.
Kasi Viswanathan said after the IPL 2023 Mini Auction, “Very excited to have Stokes and we were lucky that he came in at the end. We wanted an all-rounder and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) is very happy that we got Stokes. Captaincy is an option, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni) has to decide on it with time. ,
Kyle Jamieson is Fit
Kasi Viswanathan further said, “Because of Kyle Jamieson being injured, other franchises did not look at him. We got information from Stephen Fleming that he is fit and ready to play. I hope we do well this season. We always focus on the process and that will help us do well.”
Who was bought by Chennai Super Kings in mini auction (CSK owned these players in IPL Auction 2023)
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) bought Ajinkya Rahane, Sheikh Rashid, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mondal and Bhagat Verma apart from Ben Stokes and Kyle Jamieson in the mini auction. The performance of the team in IPL 2022 was not good. The team was ranked 9th out of 10.