“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.