CSK Playing XI 2022 - Prediction

Here is the predictive Playing XI of Chennai Super Kings, coming after the mega auction of Tata IPL 2022, with proper explanation for the selection of a particular player in the best eleven. You can also have a look at the full squads of all IPL 2022 teams here.

  1. Ruturaj Gaikwad

  2. Devon Conway

  3. Moeen Ali

  4. Ambati Rayudu

  5. Shivam Dubey

  6. MS Dhoni (c)

  7. Ravindra Jadeja

  8. Chris Jordan

  9. Deepak Chahar

  10. Tushar Deshpande

  11. Maheesh Tikshda


After losing Faf du Plessis, it was a difficult decision to choose an opener with Ruturaj Gaikwad. But CSK grabbed a great deal of Devon Conway at 1 Crore, who can provide solid start to the CSK innings and at times may enhance the middle order too. At the moment, Devon Conway with Ruturaj Gaikwad can prove to be a victorious opening pair for Chennai, with Gaikwad in best of his form last season and Conway, who has made a mark by his glamorous innings for New Zealand.

Middle Order

Suresh Raina going unsold in the mega auction 2022 was the most surprising incident. But his form in the last two years compliments the fact of him going unsold. Moeen Ali in 2021 has shown a phenomenal performance batting at number 3. He kind of gives a push to the innings by scoring a quick 30-40 runs. Ambati Rayudu at number 4 provides the perfect strength to the middle order as he can play in all gears. At number 5, Shivam Dubey has constantly delivered quick runs for Rajasthan Royals as well as Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has the ability to play big shots and will be perfect following Ambati Rayudu. MS Dhoni as always will be present more as a mentor and captain, although he can control the game and score runs at a great strike rate at number 6 along with his phenomenal keeping skills.


CSK in every season has been blessed with great all rounders, who have always won crucial matches for the team, be it Dwayne Bravo, Albie Morkel, Ravindra Jadeja or Sam Curran. Although Shardul Thakur is now bought by Delhi Capitals, but still CSK has managed to keep Ravindra Jadeja, who has the ability to finish matches and at the same time has amazing fielding and bowling skills. A cherry on the cake is the incoming of the English all rounder Chris Jordan. He will provide a great flexibility as he can swing the bowl in the initial overs as well as execute perfect yorkers in the death. He has also showcased his batting power in several matches.


CSK has always invested in young talents. Tushar Deshpande, Rajwardhan Hangergaker, Samarjeet Singh, Prashant Solanki and Mukesh Chaudhary are some of the young bowlers whom CSK has taken into the squad. For the playing XI, Deepak Chahar would be leading the bowling lineup of CSK. Tushar Deshpande will be a good add on to the lineup as he has played several matches for CSK and has shown consistency. For the spin department, Chennai believes in Sri Lankan spinners, earlier it was Muttiah Muralidharan and now it is Maheesh Tikshda. As a mystery spinner, Tikshda can prove to be a threat for the opponents. Alternatively, Tushar Deshpande could be replaced with Rajwardhan Hangergaker to improve the bating lineup at times. Also, if the pitch has no support for spinners, Tikshda can be replaced with Dwayne Bravo to boost death bowling.

Thus, with 4 full time batsmen, 2 full time bowlers and 5 world class all-rounders, the CSK squad has the capability to destroy any team in the Tata IPL 2022.

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