Chennai Super Kings (CSK), which have won the Indian Premier League title three times, have decided to retain senior player and all-rounder Suresh Raina for the next season. Raina had left the CSK in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) before the start of the last year’s IPL due to personal reasons. Without Raina, CSK’s performance was very poor in the last season and the team could not make it to the playoffs for the first time under the leadership of MS Dhoni.
According to a CSK official said, “Yes, we will retain Raina and Dhoni will be the captain. Apart from Harbhajan Singh, we might release a few more players.” For the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the process of retaining and releasing players has started. According to the updates so far, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have retained Suresh Raina, Delhi Capitals have Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis, while Rajasthan Royals have released Captain Steve Smith.
CSK Releases Harbhajan Singh as his ‘Contract Comes to an End’:
According to information, MS Dhoni-led CSK has released Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Vijay. However, Harbhajan’s 2-year contract with the team has ended. At the same time, Piyush Chawla was the most expensive Indian player in the 2020 auction with a price of 6.75 crores. In the 13th season, he took 6 wickets with 9.09 economy in 7 matches. Jadhav’s performance in the last season was also not much special. He scored just 62 runs in 5 innings at a strike rate of 93.93.
CSK Team in IPL 2020 season:
KM Asif, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Karn Sharma, Mitchell Santner, Monu Kumar, R Sai Kishore, Murali Vijay. Piyush Chawla, Lungi Ngidi, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, MS Dhoni, Narayan Jagadishan. Rituraj Gaikwad, Josh Hazlewood, Ambati Rayudu, Deepak Chahar, Faf du Plessis, Shardul Thakur, Dwayne Bravo, Harbhajan Singh and Sam Curran.