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IPL 2020: 3 overseas players Chennai Super Kings could target at the auction

Meit Sampat
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Chennai Super Kings lost the 2019 IPL final by 1 run
Chennai Super Kings lost the 2019 IPL final by 1 run

Chennai Super Kings have been the most consistent team in the history of the IPL. They have qualified for the top 4 in all nine seasons they have played, and they won the coveted trophy on three occasions - in 2010, 2011 and 2018.

The year 2019 was a near-perfect one for CSK until they lost the final to Mumbai Indians by the narrowest margin of one run.

The management will look to target certain players in the upcoming auction, to address the few concerns that appeared in the latter half of last season. On that note, here is a look at 3 overseas players that CSK would do well to get on-board:


#1 James Neesham

James Neesham
James Neesham

James Neesham has been in good form in limited overs cricket lately, averaging 43.60 in ODIs this year. He has also picked up 25 wickets at an average of 20.84 in this period.

Although he has not played a T20 international this year, the Kiwi all-rounder has re-invented himself as a cricketer in 2019 and would be an asset to any team.

The left-handed batsman can play the role of a finisher for the Chennai Super Kings in the upcoming season and can also bowl his quota of 4 overs whenever required. He can be a replacement for Mitchell Santner, who failed to get a regular place in the playing XI due to the spin heavy bowling attack of the team.

Neesham has played a solitary IPL season, in the year 2014, and since then has not been picked by any franchise. However, a successful year at the international level may open the gates once again for him in the league.

The presence of Neesham and Dwayne Bravo in the dressing room will also be a great learning opportunity for the young Indian players representing Chennai Super Kings.

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