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Ravindra Jadeja’s retention boosts CSK in 3 ways

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Ravindra Jadeja said “Everything is OK” on social media after being retained by CSK for IPL 2023. The Indian all-rounder will play for the four-time champions after months of conjecture.

Jadeja allegedly fell out with Super Kings management over the leadership dispute earlier this year. He was chosen MS Dhoni’s successor two days before the season began, before the veteran keeper-batter took over halfway through.

It is a fresh start for the Super Kings before IPL 2023.

Let us look at three ways Jadeja’s retention helps the team.

CSK values Jadeja’s experience.

The Super Kings appreciate experience more than any other franchise. Jadeja has 210 league games plus international experience.

In a mini-auction, most teams already have their nucleus set. While global supply may be abundant, Indian players rarely have mini-auction experience.

Jadeja’s balance will help CSK, therefore keeping him will be a boost.

Fast-finishing

Dhoni is past his prime as a batsman and finisher. Jadeja’s departure from CSK would have affected IPL 2023.

Despite a difficult season, the southpaw has become a key finisher, especially against fast bowling. The Indian squad missed him at the T20 World Cup, where they reached the semi-finals and had their balance questioned.

Since 2020, his strike rate in the last four overs of an IPL innings is 196.80. His absence before the IPL 2023 Auction would have left CSK with a glaring hole.

The Chepauk factor

CSK will play seven home games at MA Chidambaram Stadium in IPL 2023. They adore playing there, and it is considered their fortress.

Their strategy of limiting rival batsmen with spin is a significant reason. Chepauk suited Jadeja’s attitude, and he is adopted it over the years.

A trace of purchase on the surface turns him into a devastating choice. Sir will have a big say in how the Super Kings defend their stronghold in IPL 2023.

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