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Top Indian Picks for CSK

Here are the top Indian picks for CSK in the Vivo IPL 2018 Auctions:


The Arjuna Award winner has been the most important part of the franchise right from year 2009. With a experience of over a decade he has 100 wickets in 111 IPL matches and has also made some handy contributions with the bat and there should be no hesitation in picking him.


The young all-rounder has recently made his debut for the national team and is a handy player with both bat and ball and moreover he has advantage of being local which can prove vital for CSK. He played as a replacement for R.Ashwin in RPS squad in 2017 and took 8 wickets in 10 matches with 3 for 16 as his best.


The left-arm pacer has seen many ups and downs in his career so far but his performance in previous edition of IPL earned him another to chance to showcase his talent at International and he did well to take India over the line in a 3-match series against Srilanka. Talking about IPL 2017, he took 24 wickets in 12 matches which also includes a hat-trick against Gujrat Lions.


The tall all-rounder hails from Tamil Nadu and is currently the limited overs Captain of his state team and debuted for CSK in 2014, then he was bought by Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2016 and he played 4 matches for them in 2017 with 63 being his highest against Gujrat Lions. Though the stats don’t justify is caliber but he is a handy player, in 34 T-20’s for Tamil Nadu he has scored over 400 runs and has taken 12 wickets at an average of 32.75. He is the second best all-rounder after Hardik Pandya and can prove vital in future.

Rahul Tripathi:

He was picked by Pune in IPL 2017 at a price of Rs. 10 lakh but he showed that he is worth more than that, in his debut season Tripathi amazed 391 runs in 14 matches with two half-centuries and with a high score of 93 at an strike rate of over 146 with 17 sixes and 43 fours. Overall Tripathi is a good player and can be useful for CSK in regards of their opening conundrum, which has not seen any Indian Player at the top since the start.

Emerging Indian Cricketers:

Apart from the above Top Picks, I would like to draw your attention towards two Under-19 Players Shivam Mavi and K.Nagarkoti, both the players have ability to bowl over 140 KPH consistently and have recently showed how brutal they can be with the ball. So, from my side I am seeing one of them getting a place in the CSK side and which is good for Indian Cricket.

Top Picks:

R.Ashwin, W.Sundar, Rahul Tripathi, J.Unadkat, Vijay Shankar

Emerging Players:

Shivam Mavi/K.Nagarkoti

These are my Top Indian Picks for CSK this season and those who have not read my previous post of Top International picks for CSK, can click on the link below:


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