IPL 2023 is going to start from today. All the teams are fully prepared for this mega tournament. The first match of the season will be played between Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Titans. Choosing the playing 11 for MS Dhoni in this match will be the most difficult task. The team is full of young and experienced players. In such a situation, to whom Dhoni gives a chance, it will be a matter to be seen. CSK team has also included experienced batsman Ajinkya Rahane in its team this year. Now the biggest question is whether Rahane will be a part of the playing 11 or not. This past Rahane has given a big statement on his playing.
what did rahane say
Ajinkya Rahane says he prefers to open the innings in the shortest format of the game but is open to any responsibility the team throws at him. When Rahane was asked before the match about his role in the presence of permanent openers like Ruturaj Gaikwad and Devon Conway, he said that he has always been an opener. He has always opened the innings in T20 format, so there is not much difference in his role. Nevertheless, he is always ready to do whatever the team management and captain ask him to do. For him, it is always about the team, so he will give his best whenever he gets the chance.
Rahane said that he is in good touch with the bat. He has scored 634 runs in seven Ranji matches for Mumbai. He said that he is batting really well, he has had a very good domestic season. Whenever he gets a chance in the team, he will try to give his best. Rahane is excited to play under Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again. He said that his experience so far has been really good. He started his practice sessions very early and is very happy to be a part of CSK. On Dhoni, he said that playing under Dhoni again is a great learning opportunity for him, having played under him for many years in the Indian team. But this is the first time for him to play under Dhoni’s guidance in CSK.
CSK team for IPL 2023
MS Dhoni (Captain), Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes, Subhranshu Senapati, Moeen Ali, Shivam Dube, Rajvardhan Hangergekar, Dwayne Pretorius, Mitchell Santner, Deepak Chahar, Tushar Deshpande, Akash Singh , Matisha Pathirana, Simarjit Singh, Prashant Solanki, Mahesh Teekshana, Sheikh Rasheed, Nishant Sindhu, Ajay Mandal, Bhagat Verma.