If Dhoni retired who would be the caption for CSK in future?
MS Dhoni is a name that resonates through the folklore of Indian cricket and is perhaps the biggest icon in the game. His record and his trophy cabinet speak volumes of his achievement as a player and as a captain. Not just his contribution towards the Indian national team but his work towards his IPL side will be known for ages and he is one of the most recognizable faces in the yellow shirt of the Chennai Super Kings. But like every other cricketer, age does catch up to the best of them and he is certainly nearing towards the end of his career. Where does that leave the franchise then? Who takes over the reins of the yellow army? Well, we have a few options for those looking for Indian cricket prediction for the upcoming seasons.
- Suresh Raina
Maybe not a long-term choice but a choice for sure. Raina is a player who has been loyal to the club for very long. He has been there with the club ever since the club has been there and has played some of the most important knocks for his team. He also has the experience of captaining sides and is perhaps a good choice to bring in a transition phase.
- Faf Du Plessis
Another person who in the last few areas has been one of the top players for his side. He has captained the South African side and can bring in the transition from what is an MS Dhoni side to a new side which can represent the CSK franchise for a longer time to come
- Rituraj Gaekwad
Rituraj is an up-and-coming player in the world of cricket and has already climbed the ladder quite quickly. We have seen how captaincy has done wonders for a few players and also given them a new wind in their career. Rituraj could be handed the responsibilities of the franchise and the franchise could look to move ahead with a young captain. He may well be the dark horse of the Chennai Super Kings.
- Ravindra Jadeja
Ravindra Jadeja has not been a captain at least in the IPL or in the international game. But he knows the side inside out and has had quite a lot of international experience as a player. Ravindra Jadeja is going to certainly be one to consider to take the CSK franchise forward inevitably. He is a street- smart cricketer and could be a street-smart captain too.
- Sam Curran
Sam Curran is a player who has come up the ranks in the CSK team. They have often promoted him to the top when they need quick runs and he has also been handy on the pitches where there is some assistance for the swing bowlers. While still young, he has a good head on his shoulders and a smart and combative attitude. He can be a good choice if they want to experiment with a young captain.
- Shardul Thakur
Shardul Thakur has been a part of the Indian team recently and has shown good temperament under pressure. This is a player who is handy with both the bat and the ball and steps up his game when the chips are down. He will definitely be a contender for the captaincy spot. An unassuming player who has experience of being there in the game for a really long time.
With the auction coming up however, there could be other names which may pop up and it is really difficult to predict what strategy the CSK team will go in for in the auction.