After his IPL high, the opener continued his dazzling form in the Vijay Hazare Trophy too and was the leading scorer there, aggregating 603 runs from five matches with 168 as his highest score.
Venkatesh Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad have both had impressive performances in the Vijay Hazare Trophy season.
Proven IPL performers like Orange Cap holder Ruturaj Gaikwad, Avesh Khan and Yuzvendra Chahal could be back in the mix as the likes of Mohammad Shami and Jasprit Bumrah get some much-needed rest.
The 24-year-old is the youngest to win the it and in an interview with this daily, he talks about the title-winning campaign and more
Gaikwad scored a match-winning 70 off 50 balls with 5 fours and a six to help CSK chase down 173 against DC with 4 wickets in hand and two balls to spare.
CSK defeated Delhi Capitals as Dhoni returned to form with a much-needed 18 off six balls.
Delhi Capitals and Chennai Super Kings will be locking horns on Monday in the top of the table clash at the Dubai International Stadium.
The 24-year-old, Ruturaj Gaikwad, has been overlooked for India's T20 World Cup campaign of course, but there are few batters timing the ball better than the man from Pune at the moment.
Gaikwad struck as many as nine fours and five sixes in his 60-ball 101 not out to make a mockery of Royals' bowling attack in their 12th round encounter.
Gaikwad hit a match-winning unbeaten 88 as CSK posted 156 for 6 after being reduced to 24 for four inside the powerplay.
CSK batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad was declared the Player of the Match and he said it was one of his better knocks.
CSK batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad smashed nine fours and three sixes, while Dwayne Bravo hit three maximums.
Gaikwad and Padikkal weren't able to convert their starts on their India debut during the second T20I against Sri Lanka here on Wednesday.
Devdutt Padikkal, Ruturaj Gaikwad among four debutants as COVID-hit India bat first against Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka won the toss and opted to bowl against a COVID-19 hit Indian team.
In case there is an alternate plan then Devdutt Padikkal and Ruturaj Gaikwad might get a look-in rather than an out-of-form Manish Pandey.