The defending champions Chennai Super Kings have stuck to their template of buying back their core and haven't made much of a change from the combination that worked for them in a largely successful 2018-21 cycle.
Devon Conway is set to play the role of Faf Du Plessis, Shivam Dube could be a more batting-oriented version of Shardul Thakur, and Adam Milne a pacier replacement for Josh Hazlewood. Suresh Raina was not picked by the franchise at the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. He went unsold in the first round and did not found an interest from CSK in the acceleration round as well.
Raina was popularly known as Chinna Thala by the Super Kings fans and with him not there in 2022, the fans have become very emotional. Raina and skipper MS Dhoni's journey in CSK comes to an end.