Will Chennai Super Kings really go out of their way to get Ravichandran Ashwin back in the yellow flannels embedded with a lion’s face as the team logo?
The team CEO, Kashi Vishwanath has confirmed to insideport.co that the Chennai spinner is on franchisees priority list. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has dropped similar hints. With a rider though. Chennai’s bid for Ashwin, who will be a number of other teams’ choice, will be rational and go up to a certain level only.
Ashwin doesn’t appear all-important factor in Chennai’s game plan at least from captain Dhoni’s perspective, opines Star Sports expert Akash Chopra. The former India and Delhi opener backs his logical opinion with the fact that Dhoni had seldom used Ashwin for his full quota of overs for the Royal Pune Supergiant last season. Another expert on the Star Sports panel to preview the IPL auction options, Anil Kumble though would consider Ashwin important for Chennai as “the wickets in Chennai are different than Pune.
CSK has two rights to match options at their disposal. None of them can be a capped Indian player. Uncapped talent is easier to get in the option. Who can be their first choice overseas players to retain. Listen to Star Sports expert panel.
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