‘Ek hee jungle mei do-do sher’ – Chennai fans erupt after franchise shares photo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ben Stokes from training ahead of Indian T20 League 2023

Chennai will play Gujarat in the season opener for the Indian T20 League 2023 on March 31

Ben Stokes and Ravindra Jadeja, Chennai
Ben Stokes and Ravindra Jadeja, Chennai (Source: Twitter)

After a dismal performance in the 2022 Indian T20 League (ITL), Chennai knew they had to make some major personnel changes to turn things around in 2023, which will likely be the final season for four-time champion MS Dhoni. After letting go of a few players, the franchise amassed a sizable sum of money, and they successfully signed Ben Stokes, England’s Test captain and one of the best cricketers in the world right now, in the auction.

Stokes enrolled for the auction this time around after skipping the 2022 season to concentrate on retooling England’s Test team, and Chennai made him the joint-third most expensive player in the ITL auction ever. After a six-year absence, Stokes, who has previously played for the Rajasthan and Pune franchises, will team up for the first time with top all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.

Stokes, Jadeja and Moeen Ali will be in the heart of Chennai’s middle-order

Stokes has arrived with the team in Chennai and has started training. Stokes has been exerting himself while bonding with his new franchise colleagues. A social media uproar has been caused by a photo that Chennai released of Stokes and Jadeja. The crowd couldn’t help but react when they saw two of the best all-round players in the world playing for the same team and in the same frame.

Jadeja, who struggled in the ITL in 2022 for a variety of reasons, will be anxious to produce for his side after returning to international cricket in such superb form. Fans will be hoping that Jadeja, Stokes, and Moeen Ali can lead Chennai to their fifth final in what may be Dhoni’s final season. They will make up the middle-order core for Chennai in the forthcoming ITL 2023.

“It’s like having Ronaldo and Messi on the same team,” a user wrote. Another person provided images of the RRR film’s team of fire and ice and commented that Jadeja-Stokes would be a good fit for the role.

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