These players played an important role in CSK’s title win in 2021.
Four-time IPL champion Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has made his debut IPL 2022 campaign on a terrible note as they have lost their first four games of the season. This is the first time in IPL history that CSK have lost their first four matches. With four losses, the team is at the bottom of the points table with an NRR of -1.211.
Ahead of the season, MS Dhoni handed over the reins to all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja to prepare him for leadership roles in the future. Jadeja, however, looks mediocre as a captain, and often his decision-making skills on the field have not been effective so far.
During the 2022 mega auction, the defending champions managed to get almost every player from the previous season but missed out on a few that played a key role in CSK winning their fourth title. In this article, we will talk about the five players from last season that CSK is missing in IPL 2022.
5 players from last season CSK are missing in IPL 2022
1. Faf du Plessis
The 37-year-old du Plessis had an outstanding IPL season in 2021, where he emerged as the second highest run-scorer with 633 runs in 16 innings. Faf du Plessis made some solid partnership with Ruturaj Gaikwadi Top-ranked in almost every sport. His consistency in the top-order was instrumental in helping CSK win the coveted title for the fourth time in IPL history.
The calm and restrained batsman has been a consistent performer for him over the years. He played his last innings in the yellow jersey in the final of the 2021 edition, where he won the “Player of the Match” for his knock of 86 runs off 59 balls. However, CSK failed to recapture du Plessis’ serve for IPL 2022, which has troubled them so far in the current season. Compared to last season, in the first four games of the season, CSK have struggled to find a good opening partnership. The former South Africa captain was appointed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore, where he has been appointed as the captain.