Chennai Super Kings is the most successful franchise in the Indian Premier League if we look at the steady shows in IPL history. The MS Dhoni-led team ended up as runners-up in the first season of IPL 2008 itself. The Men in Yellow have reached playoff games in ten seasons out of 11 they played in the tournament.
In addition to IPL 2020, CSK has managed to enter playoff games in every season. The MS Dhoni and boys won titles in three editions – IPL 2010, IPL 2011 and IPL 2018.
Chennai Super Kings franchise has managed to select very good players during IPL auctions in the past. MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ambati Rayudu and Mohit Sharma are some of the best Indian players CSK has sung this past season.
In the overseas category, Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Shane Watson, Tim Southee, Muttiah Muralitharan, Michael Hussey, Albie Morkel are some examples of incredible deals for CSK in IPL so far. However, there are also few players signed by the franchise, but this was not beneficial. Here we look at the 5 worst signings by Chennai Super Kings in IPL history.
5 Worst Signatures by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL History
Mitchell Santner (IPL 2019)
Mitchell Santner is the first player on this list. In IPL 2019, Chennai Super Kings bought the Kiwi all-round for IPL 2019 for R. 50 lakh. Although it was an economic deal for CSK, Santner could not impress with his batting or bowling.
The left-hander played 4 matches in IPL 2019 and could only pick 4 wickets. Furthermore, he could only score 32 runs in the two games he batted.