Chennai Super Kings announce the return of MS Dhoni as their captain following Ravindra Jadeja’s decision to step down from his one-month captaincy. This return is expected to bring the team back from their slump this season.
Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2022
IPL fans are well aware of CSK's poor performance this season, despite their strong track record and the quality of their players. They had eight wins but managed to only win two matches.
Some believed that their poor performance was caused by the poor choices made during the mega auction. CSK released Faf du Plessis and did not re-sign him, despite the fact that du Plessis was contributing to CSK's strength last season by providing an opening combination with Ruturaj Gaikwad. Du Plessis ended up with the Royal Challengers Bangalore this season, who are now sitting in fifth place, while CSK is in ninth place.
Chennai had the option to acquire Shahrukh Khan, Washington Sundar, T. Natarajan, Dinesh Karthik, and Sai Sudharsan, but the team chose not to take them in.
Jadeja stepping down, Dhoni returning
While the team was preparing for the 46th match against Sunrisers Hyderabad, Jadeja decided to step down from his captaincy and handed the team back to Dhoni. Before the 2022 IPL began, Jadeja was appointed as the new captain of the team.