3 Delhi Capitals (DC) Players That Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Target In IPL 2023

Chennai Super Kings (Image Credits: Twitter)

Delhi Capitals finished IPL 2022 fourth on the points table. Their loss to Mumbai Indians in their last league game allowed RCB to make it through to the IPL 2022 playoffs. Chennai Super Kings, on the other hand, were one of the bottom two teams in IPL 2022. The season was one for the newcomers played good cricket throughout the season with Gujarat Titans eventually winning the title.

Another team that performed below their standards was Chennai Super Kings. The MS Dhoni-led side finished ninth on the IPL 2022 points table winning just four games. both CSK and Mumbai Indians lost 10 games each in the bygone IPL season.

MS Dhoni
CSK vs DC. Credits: IPL

IPL 2023 will be played between April-May next year. Ahead of the season, the auction ahead of the season will be held in February 2023. CSK has a chance to pick a few of the best players whom the other franchise is likely to release. In this article, we take a look at three DC players CSK is likely to buy in the IPL 2023 auction.

3 Delhi Capitals (DC) Players That Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Can Target In IPL 2023

Lungi Ngidi

Lungi Ngidi, MS Dhoni
Lungi Ngidi, MS Dhoni. Image-Twitter

Ngidi did not play even a single match for Delhi Capitals. He was one of the regulars while playing for CSK from IPL 2018 to IPL 2021. The CSK management would love to buy back one of their former trusted players. He took 25 wickets for CSK before the franchise released him ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction. They have a chance to buy him back again.

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IND vs SA: The Way Rishabh Pant Has Played Recently, I Won’t Call Him A Certainty – Wasim Jaffer Unsure About Youngster’s T20I Spot

Rishabh Pant

Wasim Jaffer, a former India batsman, has expressed doubts over Rishabh Pant’s future role in the T20I playing XI. For the current series against South Africa, the 24-year-old is India’s stand-in captain. Jaffer, on the other hand, believes the left-hander hasn’t performed well enough in the format to be considered a lock. 

Pant has struggled with the bat thus far in the T20I series against South Africa, scoring 29, 5, and 6 runs. The quality of his shots has also been scrutinized. In the IPL 2022, the aggressive batter also struggled. He scored 340 runs in 14 matches for the Delhi Capitals (DC), with a high of 44. 

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)

Wasim Jaffer Not Certain Of Rishabh Pant’s Place In Indian T20 Side

In light of the cricketer’s dismal performance in the T20 format, Jaffer has stated that he may not be a regular member of the Indian playing XI in subsequent matches. Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, he opined: 

“You’ve got KL Rahul. Once he comes back, he walks into the side. He’s a wicketkeeper as well. If Dinesh Karthik is certain to play, then again, he is also a wicketkeeper. So, I am not too sure. The way Rishabh Pant has played recently, I won’t call him a certainty.” 

Hardik Pandya-Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya Photo Credit: (BCCI)

While the keeper-batsman has thrived in Tests and has also played a few solid one-day innings, Jaffer believes the same cannot be said of his T20 career. He elaborated: 

“I think he still needs to score runs and score them pretty consistently. He hasn’t done that in the IPL. He hasn’t done it in many T20Is.

I’ve said that many times – the way he has played in Test cricket, the way he has played in quite a few ODI innings as well, he hasn’t done that in T20Is. So, I won’t say that Rishabh Pant is a certainty for me (in T20Is) going forward.” 

Rishabh Pant’s Stats So Far

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: Twitter)

Pant will lead India against the Proteas in the fourth T20I of the five-match series on Friday (June 17) in Rajkot. 

So far, the 24-year-old has appeared in 30 Tests, scoring 1920 runs at an average of 40.85 with four hundreds. He has 715 runs at 32.50 in 24 One-Day Internationals. 

His T20I stats aren’t that impressive. In 46 games, he has 723 runs, batting with a strike rate of 125.95 and an average of 23.32. 

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We All Worked Really Closely With Kuldeep Yadav And Got Some Really Good Returns – Ricky Ponting

Ricky Ponting

Delhi Capitals (DC) head coach Ricky Ponting said that leg-spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, needed a good environment to flourish in and they tried their best to set up one in the Delhi camp.

Kuldeep took 21 wickets in 14 matches for the Delhi side in the IPL 2022 season, averaging 19.95 in the process. He rightfully earned the call-up to the national side for the South Africa series but was ruled out ahead of the start due to an injury.

He was one of the targets of mine going into the auction because I’ve seen how good he has been in the past. His skill hadn’t gone anywhere. It was a matter of us getting really close to him and working him out as an individual. Try and set an environment and training regime for him to try and bring out the best in him.”

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav ( Image Credits: Twitter)

We all worked really closely with him. Watto (Shane Watson) in particular worked a lot with him on the mental side of the game, and we got some really good returns from him. His name will come up I’m sure, because he’s something that little bit different – left-arm leg-spinner,” Ponting said on The ICC Review.

“Looking forward to coming back stronger” – Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep’s return to the national side was short-lived as he picked up an injury during the practice sessions ahead of the 5-match T20I series against South Africa at home.

Kuldeep Yadav. Photo- IPL
Kuldeep Yadav. Photo- IPL

Disappointed to miss out on the SA series due to an injury, but I am sure the boys will give their best on the pitch, and I am backing them all the way. Looking forward to coming back stronger,” Kuldeep said after the injury.

Nevertheless, the left-arm chinaman is on the right path back to form and will be hoping there is a slot left when he gets back to full match fitness.

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