The player’s auction for the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League will take place on the 18th of February, in Chennai. All the eight franchises have already announced their lists of retained and released players. Here is all you need to know about IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings players.
The Super Kings have received the IPL winner title thrice- 2010, 2011, and 2018, making them the team with the highest winning percentage among all the teams participating in the IPL.
Chennai Super Kings holds the record for the most appearances in the playoffs and the finals of the IPL. They also held a record for reaching the playoffs in every season of the IPL. Well, until 2020 we could say.
They have won the Champions League Twenty Twenty in the years 2010 and 2014. Their brand value in 2019 was estimated to be at around 732 crore INR, or about 104 million dollars, making them the second most valuable IPL franchise team, after Mumbai Indians.
Brief History on the Chennai Super Kings players:
The Chennai Super Kings is a Chennai-based franchise cricket team, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team is coached by Stephen Fleming and captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni was bought by the Super Kings for a worth of 1.5 million dollars at the 2008 players auction of the IPL. He was the most expensive player during that time. MS Dhoni is one of the most successful captains in the IPL, having led Chennai Super Kings to eight finals, out of which they won three.
The vice-captain of the team was Suresh Raina from 2008 to 2015. Raina holds multiple IPL records like that of most caps, runs, and catches.
Murali Vijay who played for Chennai Super Kings from the year 2009 to that of 2013, is the first batsman to have scored two centuries in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ravichandran Ashwin who is the leading wicket-taker and spinner of Chennai Super Kings has the third-best economy rate in the IPL.
Ahead of the upcoming season of IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players team has released some of their older players while retaining its core team of players. And now they have a vacancy of 7 to fill, out of which one is to be used for an overseas player. They, at present have a purse of 22.9 crore INR.
IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings players:
Number of players in CSK: 19
Number of overseas players: 7
Total money spent: 62.10 crore INR
Salary Cap available: 19.90 crore INR
Number of available slots left: 6
Number of overseas slots left: 1
IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players: Retained
Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Imran Tahir, Lungi Ngidi, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, N Jagadeesan, Mitchell Santner, KM Asif, Shardul Thakur, R Sai Kishore, FAF du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Josh Hazlewood, Sam Curran, Khan Sharma.
Robin Uthappa was added to the Chennai Super Kings team through the IPL trading window for a whopping 3 crore salary.
IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players: Released
Murali Vijay, Kedar Jadav, Harbhajan Singh, Piyush Chawla, Monu Singh
IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players: Retired
Last year, Chennai Super Kings had placed themselves in the seventh position, which by far was their absolute worst, in the history of IPL.
Despite releasing some key players just before the 2021 IPL auction, Chennai Super Kings still have a good hand at winning this time. With Suresh Raina back in Chennai Super Kings, the team has strengthened its look even more and now is ready to battle with a very strong core.
MS Dhoni will be leading the team in this IPL once again. But this time he seems to be held in a stronger motivation. He would like to win the IPL title for the fourth time this year.
Although Chennai Super Kings have their bases covered with very strong players, they would still need a replacement for Shane Watson and Harbhajan Singh.
In total, they have got seven spots to fill up, out of which they are short of only one overseas spot. Without a doubt, he would be the best pick for Chennai Super Kings ensuring them a win in the Indian Premier League 2021. And they have got INR 22.9 crores, within which they have to fill the spot. So who could be their possible target in the auction of IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players? Let us have a look at IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players.
Possible Targets for IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players auction:
- Alex Carey: This Australian wicketkeeper-batsman plays regularly in the Big Bash League for Adelaide Strikers, and can be a potential replacement for MS Dhoni in the long run as Dhoni has already retired from international cricket, and is closing in on his IPL retirement. He had been earlier released from Delhi Capitals through the retention window. Carey is a utility batsman and can bat as per the requirements of the Super Kings.
- Mohit Sharma: Mohit Sharma too was released by Delhi Capitals in the retention window. He had played for Chennai Super Kings for a few seasons before, before being released in 2018. There are chances that the Chennai based franchise might add him back into the team. Mohit Sharma might be a good replacement for Harbhajan Singh, in the CSK.
- Steve Smith: With the one overseas option left with Chennai Super Kings, they might get Steve Smith into their squad. Since Steve already has experience playing alongside Dhoni at Rising Pune Supergiants, he would be a suitable addition to the team, also keeping in view his leadership qualities that might be quite helpful besides MS Dhoni.
New Sponsor For IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players:
MS Dhoni lead team, Chennai Super Kings will be seen this year in their yellow jerseys sporting the logo of Czech automobile manufacturer- Skoda. The three-year association of this Chennai based franchise, with The Muthoot Group, has finally come to an end. The deal has already been signed and very soon will be made official. Despite their performance in the last season, CSK had no problem whatsoever when it came to getting a new sponsor for this season.
We are looking forward to the IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings Players auction, waiting to see which gets which players finally, and then the glorious battle of cricket- the grand IPL. We are very thrilled to see which two teams finally make it to the finals, and who emerges as the winner of IPL 2021.