Former New Zealand cricketer Scott Styris sees the Chennai Super Kings’ determination to purchase England Test skipper and allrounder Ben Stokes within the Mini-Auction for the 2023 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as an try and discover a successor to skipper MS Dhoni.
Dhoni, who had relinquished captaincy within the 2022 version however was pressured to take again the reins as the crew fared miserably underneath Ravindra Jadeja, will most likely be main the CSK for the final time this season as he desires to bid farewell in entrance of dwelling followers at Chennai.
With the 41-year-old four-time IPL-winning skipper set to retire for the ultimate time quickly, CSK are desperately in search of somebody to take cost of the crew and Styris believes Stokes is that man.
In his feedback throughout a post-auction programme on Jio Cinema, Styris urged that Dhoni would immediately move on the captaincy to Stokes.
“I think so, I think he will be captain. We have seen MS Dhoni try and pass the captaincy on, he has not been playing cricket regularly in between the IPL. It’s just an opportunity for MS Dhoni to pass the baton. I think yes, they will do it straight away. Ben Stokes will be captain,” Styris stated.
Stokes is likely one of the most sought-after all-rounders in world cricket. He has captaincy expertise and has performed in IPL for various groups.
With Dhoni main this season, he will even get time to settle in CSK and can be able to take over both in the direction of the tip of the season or forward of the subsequent version of IPL.
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