IPL 2022: Not Ruturaj Gaikwad; Nikhil Chopra Feels Ravindra Jadeja Could Replace MS Dhoni as CSK Captain in Future | CSK Team News

Surat: After a memorable 2021 season, MS Dhoni and Co would like to replicate that show in 2022 where they play the season opener against Kolkata Knight Riders. While there has been massive speculations over who would take over from MS Dhoni once he stops playing IPL, ex-India bowler Nikhil Chopra gave his name for the job.Also Read – IPL 2022: Not KL Rahul or Rohit Sharma; Aakash Chopra Predicts Orange Cap Winner as Punjab Kings’ Shikhar Dhawan

Despite Ruturaj Gaikwad there in the squad, Chopra reckoned Ravindra Jadeja would be a better captaincy option for the side. Also Read – IPL 2022: Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) Mentor Gautam Gambhir Wants KL Rahul The Batting Captain Instead of a Captain Who Can Bat

“Jadeja can definitely be an option as CSK’s next skipper. The way he is performing and the way his form has been across formats and the role that he has been given in T20s to bowl four overs and bat down the order, his career has progressed really well,” said Nikhil Chopra while speaking on YouTube podcast ‘Khelneeti’. Also Read – IPL 2022: Mohammad Nabi To MS Dhoni, 5 Oldest Players Who Will Be Playing in IPL This Year – Watch List Here

“That is perhaps the reason why they paid a huge sum for him, and if Dhoni doesn’t play next year Jadeja could be the next captain,” he added.

Jadeja was in supreme form with the bat, ball and in the field in the 2021 season and was one of the major reasons why CSK went all the way. Jadeja scored 227 runs from 16 matches at a staggering average of 75.66 and a strike rate of 145.51, including a half-century with his highest individual score being an unbeaten 62. The southpaw also registered 13 scalps to his name at an average of 26.61 and an economy rate of 7.06.

Eyes would be on Dhoni to see how his body is keeping up and his role this season.

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