The ever so talented batsman, Robin Uthappa very recently announced retirement from all forms of cricket, which also includes domestic form of the game and with that even the Indian Premier League has lost one of their finest Indian batsman. Robbie, as he was fondly known has played for some of the best teams in IPL throughout his career, he has been a devastating top-order batsman. Robin Uthappa has played 205 games in IPL in total, in which he managed to score around 5000 runs and has been a core part of some of the title winning teams in the tournament.
All the more as of late, he was one of the main prospects of the successful mission of the Chennai Super Rulers (CSK), replacing Suresh Raina and giving CSK a splendid stage at the top. Now his retirement leaves a monstrous void in the CSK batting line-up. So a substitution is the need of the day.
So in view of that, let us examine 5 batsmen that CSK could target-
1. Manan Vohra
The 29-year-old top-order batsman has now turned into a back-up choice, in the wake of having several years as a forefront hitter in the Royals. Nonetheless, his playing time had definitely diminished in the wake of joining the Supergiants this year. With his forceful batting and his capacity to give his team a solid start upfront, Vohra would be the best foil for CSK. With him likewise needing to make a statement, it very well may be the ideal arrival spot for the player. Vohra has every one of the shots in the book, and can turn games with his batting also. He can score those runs at a fair speed, which takes away strain from the others.
2. Saurabh Tiwary
However the 32 year old had a respectable IPL season in 2021 for his franchise, the Mumbai Indians, he wasn’t picked by any of the franchises in the auction. As a matter of fact, presumably because of his absence of wellness, none of the teams chose to go for him. Notwithstanding, assuming that there is limited who can get a tune out of a quality player that is disregarded by the majority, it is captain MS Dhoni. Presently, however the genuine justification for why he was disregarded isn’t exactly known, yet in the event that MS Dhoni needs him, unquestionably Tiwary has the experience of playing in the IPL and at the highest level. With just about 1500 runs in 93 matches, the player can be a resource in the CSK team. His asking cost would likewise not be excessively high, however regardless of whether CSK puts resources into him, is not yet clear.
3. Karun Nair
The Karnataka batsman has clearly not been an integral part of the Rajasthan Royals plans, which is fairly baffling for a person with his characteristics and range of abilities. Karun Nair played just 3 games last season for the royals, scoring mere 18 runs, which could be the reason the administration would have rather not entrusted him with the playing time. In any case, the 30 year-old is an important resource with both the bat as well as behind the stumps. While he has dazzled in bits and pieces, he has not had the option to completely make the competition his with a drawn out run of consistency, and the strike rate makes sense of it. Nonetheless, he would be an important player to have as a result of his wide range of abilities.
4. Manish Pandey
The 33-year-old, who was once promoted as India’s next huge thing in the wake of turning into the first Indian to score a hundred in the IPL, has now been consistently getting dropped and being made to sit on the bench. He has been vigorously censured in the last 2-3 years for his failure to speed up and not ready to change gears, the way the game demands. Those parts to his side of the game, he is a truly capable batsmen who has a wide cluster of shots, and can be the ideal anchor in the middle so the power hitters in the side can take care of their business. CSK can profit from a person of the class and type of Pandey.
5. Cheteshwar Pujara
Another choice, which could be viewed as a different experiment would be Cheteshwar Pujara. While he immovably settled his standing as one of the most mind-blowing test batsmen around, he has added to his stockpile in his ongoing visit in Britain. As a matter of fact, his stretch in Britain has been fruitful to the point that he scored a couple of hundreds, maintaining a decent strike rate as well. With his strike rate in the imperial London cup, near 120, and he likewise having been important for the CSK team in 2021, he could be truly fascinating suggestion to check by the Chennai Super Kings.