Players who can replace Ben Stokes in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 2024: England all-rounder Ben Stokes, a couple of days ago, made a shocking move by making himself unavailable for the upcoming Tata IPL 2024. Stokes pulled out of the lucrative Indian T20 league citing workload management and fitness issues.
The unavailability of all-rounder Ben Stokes leaves a massive hole in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lineup that will look to defend their title in 2024. Although Stokes didn’t play a significant role in CSK’s victory in the last edition, his presence could have made a big positive difference for the yellow franchise.
Stokes could only play two games in the IPL 2023 before he was benched and subsequently ruled out of the tournament due to injuries. In the two games, the Englishmen scored a mere 15 runs and bowled a solitary over which went for 18 runs.
So far, CSK hasn’t officially released Ben Stokes from their squad, however, if the reports are to be believed, the all-rounder will not be retained by the five-time IPL champions. The release of Stokes from the squad ahead of the IPL 2024 Auction would free up a whopping INR 16.25 Crores for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) which can be used during the auction on December 19 for the purchase of a replacement player.
Below this article will lead you through Players who can replace Ben Stokes in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 2024.
Players who can replace Ben Stokes in Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 2024
Kiwi young batting all-rounder Rachin Ravindra made a great statement for himself during the recently held ICC ODI World Cup 2023. His outstanding show in his debut World Cup edition would certainly have lured a couple of teams looking for an all-rounding option in the IPL 2024 Auction.
Ravindra scored 578 runs in the World Cup 2023 with the help of three centuries. He also broke Sachin Tendulkar’s record of scoring most runs in a single World Cup edition before turning 25.
Besides his batting record, Rachin Ravindra could be a handy operator of the ball. He scalped five wickets in the World Cup 2023 at an economy of 5.98.
Another player who can replace Ben Stokes in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is New Zealand fast-bowling all-rounder Daryl Mitchell. He had a memorable outing in the recently concluded World Cup 2023 where he managed to muster over 500 runs and ended amongst the top 5 run-getters in the tournament. He struck two centuries, including one in the India vs New Zealand semi-final at the Wankhede Stadium.
Although his bowling couldn’t make much impact during the World Cup, his batting took the world by storm. He can be a valuable addition to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at the top order.
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