IPL 2020 Auctions CSK Predictions

On December 19th 2019, IPL 2020 Auctions would take place in Kolkata. With a total of 127 cricketers retained including 35 overseas players, we look at how each team stands before the auction. How much cash do each team have and how strong would they bid for the likely players.

Purse Before the Auction

Franchise  No of Players No of Overseas Players Total money spent (Rs.) Salary cap available (Rs.) Available Slots Overseas Slots
CSK 20 6 70.40 cr 14.60 cr 5 2
DC 14 3 57.15 cr 27.85 cr 11 5
KXIP 16 4 42.30 cr 42.70 cr 9 4
KKR 14 4 49.35 cr 35.65 cr 11 4
MI 18 6 71.95 cr 13.05 cr 7 2
RR 14 4 56.10 cr 28.90 cr 11 4
RCB 13 2 57.10 cr 27.90 cr 12 6
SRH 18 6 68.00 cr 17.00 cr 7 2
Total 127 35 472.3 cr 207.65 cr 73 29


Team CompositionIPL 2020 Auctions CSK

  •     CSK with only 5 slots to fill with 14.6 Cr budget, let’s look at the current squad before IPL 2020 Auctions CSK:
Current Squad
Home/Overseas Retained players Role Style
Home Ravindra Jadeja All-rounder LA/LHB
Home Suresh Raina BAT LHB
Overseas Faf du Plessis Opnr/BAT RHB
Home M Vijay Opnr/BAT RHB
Home Kedar Jadhav BAT RHB
Home Ambati Rayudu BAT/WK RHB
Overseas Shane Watson BAT RHB
Home Ruturaj Gaikwad BAT RHB
Home MS Dhoni (c) BAT/WK RHB
Home Narayan Jagadeeshan Opnr/WK RHB
Overseas Lungi Ngidi Pacer RA
Home KM Asif Pacer RA
Home Shardul Thakur Pacer RA
Home Deepak Chahar Pacer RA
Overseas Dwayne Bravo All-rounder RA/RHB
Home Monu Kumar Pacer RA
Overseas Mitchell Santner Spinner LA
Home Harbhajan Singh Spinner RA
Overseas Imran Tahir Spinner RA
Home Karn Sharma Spinner RA


With a spin heavy attack and likes of Indian pacers – Chahar, Thakur alongside Ngidi and Bravo, they will be looking for an Overseas pacer or an Overseas pacer with all-round ability would be a plus.

With Bravo struggling for form and fitness and Watson no longer bowling CSK might go for a pace bowling all-rounder.

Though they have Jagadeeshan and two part-time keepers like K Jadhav and A Rayudu, they can go for a backup overseas WK who can come in handy at the top as a backup opener as well for Du Plessis or Watson if needed.

Faf du Plessis Shane Watson CSK
Shane Watson & Faf du Plessis

Looking forward, CSK can chip in for few youngsters to provide back up and act as prospects for their ageing squad.

Many of the TN players who played a major role in Syed Mushtaq Ali trophy will also be in contention like R Sai Kishore, the leading wicket taker in the tournament with 20 wickets. Other youngsters like M Shahrukh Khan etc can also be considered during these IPL 2020 Auctions KKR.


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