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CSK best playing XI | Chennai Super Kings Strongest XI in IPL 2023

Check out the CSK best playing XI in IPL 2023. We look at the Chennai Super Kings strongest playing XI for the upcoming season.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 05.04.2023
Chennai Super Kings Best Playing XI in IPL 2023

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As the IPL 2023 is started the 10 teams have started preparing for the season and all the teams are hard at work to get the best possible playing XI on the park that day and all the teams will be once again looking to win the IPL and this time it will be a home and away format after 4 years so the strategies will change and in a series of articles the strongest playing 11 of all the teams will be talked about.

In this article the playing 11 of perhaps the most popular team will be talked about and this could very well be the last season for the legendary MS Dhoni so it becomes extra special for all the fans as well as the players of CSK. 


So, let’s look at the strongest playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings:

Opening Batters

Moeen Ali

It was a tough choice between Devon Conway and Moeen Ali for the openers slot and the edge goes to Moeen Ali because not only he is an attacking batter but he can also bowl off spin and is a proper all rounder and Devon Conway is a batter at the top of the order. He has played 44 Matches in the IPL so far and has scored 910 runs and taken 24 wickets.

Ruturaj Gaekwad

The second openers slot was easy as Ruturaj Gaekwad selects himself at the top based on his performances from the past couple of seasons and he will be looking to have his best season in front of his home fans. He has played 36 IPL matches so far and has made a good 1207 runs and he will be looking to add 500 more this season.

Middle Order

Ambati Rayadu

At number 3 will be the experienced Ambati Rayadu and he is a true veteran of the game and this might very well be his last season as he is touching 40 and he will be looking to score lots of runs with the bat and give CSK good starts. Ambati Rayadu has played a whopping 188 IPL Matches and he has made 4190 runs so far in his IPL career.

Shivam Dube

At number 4 will be a young batter from India who has not yet showed the spark that he had at the start of his career and he will seek to have a much better showing this IPL and he will be an all rounder in the playing 11. Shivam Dube has played 35 IPL Matches and has made 688 runs and taken 4 wickets till now.

Ben Stokes

At number 5 will come the talisman Ben Stokes who is one of the best additions in the Chennai team and he is a proper all rounder who can do everything. He can bat at number 5 and get quick runs for the team as well as he can bowl 4 overs and he is one of the best fielders. Ben Stokes has played 43 IPL Matches and he has made 920 runs so far as well as taken 28 wickets.

MS Dhoni- Captain

At number 6 will be the biggest legend in the IPL and a man who will be eager to go out with a bang and he would want to contribute for his team and score runs and lead his team to another IPL title. MS Dhoni is one of the greatest as he has played 234 IPL Matches and has made 4978 runs and will be looking to cross the 5000 run mark in the opening IPL match this season.

Ravindra Jadeja

Ravindra Jadeja is the best all rounder in the Chennai team and he has been playing with them since a decade and he is in great form and he will look to continue this great form in the IPL as well. He has played 210 IPL Matches and has made 2500 runs and 132 wickets so far.

Lower Order and Bowlers

Dwaine Pretorius

At number 8 is another all rounder and the start of the lower Order of Chennai and Dwaine Pretorius is a proper all rounder as well and he is someone who can change the match on his own. And he will look to contribute with both bat and ball. He has only played the 6 IPL Matches and has scored 44 runs and taken 6 wickets.

Deepak Chahar

At number 9 is Deepak Chahar who is yet another all rounder in the Chennai team and he is batting at number 9 and is one of the best new ball bowlers in the IPL.  He will look to have his beat IPL season yet. Deepak Chahar has played 63 IPL Matches and he has made 79 runs and taken 59 wickets with the ball.

Prashant Solanki

This slot was reserved for Mukesh Chaudhary but he will not be able to play In the IPL and therefore Prashant Solanki will get to play in the IPL this season. He has only played 2 Matches so far and has taken 2 wickets and he will be looking for a better season.

Mahesh Theekshana

The last player who will complete the playing 11 for Chennai Super Kings will be Mahesh Theekshana and he will be the mystery spinner for Chennai. He will be looking to take a lot of wickets this season. He has played 9 Matches and has got 12 wickets so far.

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