IPL 2018: One Player that each Franchise will regret losing from their last IPL Squad
IPL 2018 began with a cracking match between the defending champions Mumbai and Chennai Super Kings in Wankhade last week. IPL is the best T20 league in the world and it requires tactical acumen in addition to the abilities of players on the field.
IPL's history has shown us that the results on the field are often decided on the auction table and it is therefore important for the franchises to pick the best players in the auctions.
In the search for the best new players, the teams might often miss out on important players who were already present in their squads. This article compiles such errors made by all the franchises.
Chennai Super Kings-Ravichandran Ashwin
Chennai Super Kings are making a comeback into the IPL after a gap of 2 years and they tried their best to retain the old core team of 2015. They were partly successful as they retained Dhoni, Raina, and Jadeja and used the to Right To Match cards to buy back Bravo and Du Plessis.
The one man that Chennai team would definitely miss is Ravichandran Ashwin. He was the most important bowler of the Chennai team since his debut season in IPL in 2010. He was instrumental in the Chennai side winning the league in 2010 and 2011.
Ashwin was a cricketer who played all his cricket in Chennai and was the person who provided the local connect to the Chennai crowd. His record in Chepauk has been stunning and CSK would miss Ashwin for more reasons than one.
Ashwin has had a great season so far picking up wickets in important situations for his team and has led the Punjab team with great conviction.