Indian Premier League defending champions Chennai Super Kings have a comparatively weak squad ahead of IPL 2022. Despite retaining 4 very good players, the 4-times Champions were not able to manage their remaining purse balance in the Mega Auction and thus they failed to solidify their squad. However, a much bigger problem awaits them now as a number of their main team players have been injured grievously ahead of IPL 2022.
In this article, we take a look at three important players of CSK who have been injured ahead of the tournament.
1. Deepak Chahar – Right Quadriceps Injury
Chennai Super Kings bought back their former player Deepak Chahar for 14 Crores in the Mega Auction of IPL 2022. Although many argue that this was a foolish call by the CSK management as if they wanted to buy him so badly, they could have just retained him instead of Moeen Ali.
However, there is worse news for CSK fans as he might not even play in the 15th edition of the Indian Premier League owing to a Right Quadriceps Injury. It was first being considered that he would be missing out on the entire season but recent reports suggest that he might join the squad from the second half of the season.
2. Maheesh Theekshana – Hamstring Injury
Young Sri Lankan spinner Maheesh Theeksana was bought by CSK in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction for 70 lakhs. He is just 21 years old with great potential.
According to reports, Maheesh Theekshana has suffered a hamstring injury and thus he will be missing some matches of IPL 2022. He will proof to be one of CSK’s biggest assets in IPL 2022 and thus they will hope that he receivers as soon as possible.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad – Wrist Injury
Ruturaj Gaikwad is without a doubt the most important player in the Chennai Super Kings squad at present. He is one of the best batters in the entire league right now and he even won the Orange cap award in IPL 2022. He was retained by Chennai Super Kings ahead of IPL 2022 for 7 Crore Rupees.
However, he too has suffered a wrist injury recently and might miss out on a number of matches at the beginning of IPL 2022. This is one of the biggest blows in IPL 2022.