There is not much time left to start IPL 2021. In such a situation, everyone is hoping that most of the players in the teams will be retained. At the same time there may be some players who can be released. The mini auction for IPL 2021 is due in February, with the first trading window open. By 20 January, all teams have been told to hand over the list of players they want to release, or whom they want to retain.
The team did not reach the playoffs in the 12th season
The 12th season of IPL did not prove to be any better for Chennai Super Kings. For the first time, this team did not reach the playoffs. A CSK source has said that team batsman Kedar Jadhav did not perform well. He was also struggling a lot with his fitness.
In this way, CSK team management believes that Kedar Jadhav should be released for the next season and also focus on the future. Kedar Jadhav was bought during the mega auction in 2018 for 7.8 crores.
Kedar Jadhav may be released
IPL 2020 took place in the UAE, where Kedar Jadhav played eight matches. In which only 62 runs could be scored. He had not hit a single six of these. He was constantly struggling, but Captain MS Dhoni, believing in him, gave him many opportunities but he was unsuccessful.
At the same time, during the BSC Opening match in the year 2018, Kedar Jadhav scored 24 runs for the team. He scored a full 162, but was injured before going into the playoffs. Because of which he was also out of the team. In such a situation, releasing them will not be a big deal.
Suresh Raina expected to join the team
Now if we talk about the players of CSK team in the year 2021, then it is expected to play Suresh Raina for the team. There is also news of Shane Watson not being in the team. Apart from this, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla can also be released by CSK. The date for the 13th season of IPL can be announced only after getting the list of BCCI.