IPL 2023 Auction: List Of Players Released And Retained By Chennai Super Kings
Four-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings endured a forgettable season earlier this year. CSK could only manage to win four games off 14 matches and finished 9th in the points table. As the 2022 season started, Ravindra Jadeja was CSK's first-choice pick and was paid a sum of Rs 16 crore before the IPL 2022 mega auction. He was also handed the responsibility of captaincy after MS Dhoni stepped down from the position.
The franchise had big hopes for him however things didn't go as planned. As the team was on the cusp of first-round exit, the team management reappointed Dhoni as the captain. Jadeja played under MSD for a few games but was injured in the last leg of the tournament, owing to a rib injury.
Ahead of the retention process, there were reports of alleged differences between the CSK management and Ravindra Jadeja after IPL 2022. However, Chennai Super Kings has ended all the rumors by showing faith in their star player by retaining him ahead of the mini-auction.
Over the years, the CSK team management has retained its core group of players but since the senior players are inching toward the end of their careers, the franchise is looking forward to bringing some young blood into the squad.
Dwayne Bravo, Adam Milne, Chris Jordan, N Jagadeesan, C Hari Nishaanth, K Bhagat Varma, KM Asif, Robin Uthappa (Retired)
Mahendra Singh Dhoni (C & WK), Ravindra Jadeja, Devon Conway, Moeen Ali, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shivam Dube, Ambati Rayudu, Dwaine Pretorius, Maheesh Theekshana, Prashant Solanki, Deepak Chahar, Mukesh Choudhary, Simarjeet Singh, Tushar Deshpande, Rajvardhan Hangargekar, Mitchell Santner, Matheesha Pathirana, Subhranshu Senapati
After retaining the aforementioned list of players, the Super Kings have INR 20.45 crore remaining in their auction purse.