Will Ben Stokes take over CSK captaincy from MS Dhoni? | Cricket News

NEW DELHI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spent the third highest amount on a single player at the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction on Friday when they bought the top English all-rounder Ben Stokes for Rs 16.25 crore. And if we are to believe the opinion of an expert, it is a step towards passing on the baton of Captaincy CSK from MS Dhoni to Stokes.
“I think so, I think he (Stokes) will be captain. We saw MS Dhoni trying to pass the captaincy (CSK); he hasn’t played cricket regularly between the IPL. is just an opportunity for MS Dhoni to pass on the baton. I think so, they will do that right away. Ben Stokes will be captain,” Styris said during a post-auction broadcast on Jio Cinema.
Dhoni had given up the CSK captaincy in the 2022 edition; but after Ravindra Jadeja failed miserably at the job, the managerial duties were returned to the former India captain.

In all likelihood, 41-year-old Dhoni will play his last IPL season next year, and CSK management would like to find a successor at the earliest and also give the holder time to play a season with Dhoni in order to settle in. work.
Getting Stokes, who lead England in Test cricket, up for auction could precisely be one way to facilitate that.


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