Updated December 19th, 2023 at 12:44 IST

'I feel they will need..': AB De Villiers picks one player that CSK need to buy in IPL 2024 auctions

Former RCB and South African cricketer AB de Villiers feels this Australian bowler won't be a perfect fit for Chennai Super Kings.

Reported by: Anirban Sarkar
MS Dhoni recently went through a knee surgery after the conclusion of the IPL 2023. | Image:BCCI

The IPL auction is just around the corner. As many as 333 players enlisted their names for the auction and ten teams will be participating in the auction. The event will take place in Dubai on Tuesday.

3 things you need to know

  • IPL auction will take place on Tuesday
  • 333 players will take part in the auction
  • This time auction will be staged in Dubai

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AB de Villiers makes a massive comment on Pat Cummins' IPL future

Following Australia's recent ICC ODI World Cup triumph, Aussie players are expected to be in demand in the auction. The likes of Pat Cummins and Mitchell Starc are likely to fetch big money as they are one of the lethal frontline pacers who enlisted their names for the auction. 


Chennai Super Kings lifted their firth title last season under the guidance of MS Dhoni. CSK released some of their players as they are eyeing some fresh players in order to defend their title. Cummins has been linked with a move to the current IPL holders but AB de Villiers provided his take on Cummins' next IPL team.

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The former South African skipper believes Cummins might not be an ideal fit for Dhoni's team as he is not the right kind of T20 bowler. On his YouTube channel De Villiers said, “I don’t see Pat Cummins going to CSK. He has been a bit expensive over the past few years so I don’t see T20 as his strongest suit. He is more of an ODI or a Test bowler. But anything can happen in the auction.

“They (CSK) are fairly good in the spin department and I feel they will need a pacer. You will see these guys feature at the backend of the tournament. They always seem to find a way."


CSK retained players

MS Dhoni (c) (wk), Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Devon Conway (wk), Tushar Deshpande, Shivam Dube, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ajay Mandal, Mukesh Choudhary, Matheesha Pathirana, Ajinkya Rahane, Shaik Rasheed, Mitchell Santner, Simarjeet Singh, Nishant Sindhu, Prashant Solanki, Maheesh Theekshana.


Published December 19th, 2023 at 00:14 IST