3 Players which Chennai Super Kings should release: Sportsrush presents before you three names which CSK should release soon.
If reports doing the rounds are to be believed, the IPL (Indian Premier League) auctions ahead of the next season of the tournament will take place on December 16 in Goa. It will be the first time in the history that the auction will not happen in Bengaluru.
The customary process of the transfer window ahead of the auction is on. Royal Challengers Bangalore selling off Quinton de Kock to Mumbai Indians yesterday was the first deal ahead of the auction.
It is said that all the franchises are required to make all the deals before November 15, which is supposed to be the last date for the trading window.
Expect the other teams to release some of their players ahead of the transfer window in a bid to strengthen their purses ahead of the auction. Chennai Super Kings, who became the second team to win the IPL title thrice earlier this year, would also be looking to release a few players ahead of the auction. Below are three names which CSK would be wanting to release:
Out of the 95 bowlers who had a bowl in the last season of the IPL, Mark Wood’s name comes at the 93rd spot. The English speedster played a single match in the tournament, leaking away 49 runs in the four overs that he bowled.
Towards the business end of the tourney, the Super Kings found a better overseas fast bowler in Lungi Ngidi. With him in the team this season, CSK can afford to let go of Wood.
The 34-year old Indian opener who has been axed from the Test side might well find him left out from his IPL franchise in CSK. Vijay was bought by CSK last year but didn’t get to play a single match.
Having scored runs for Essex during the fag end of the English domestic season, Vijay played three matches for Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, scoring 3, 44 and 24. Vijay’s below par numbers in limited-overs lately might work against him ahead of the IPL auction.
Super Kings’ scouts must have looked for more attacking options among the Indian batsmen at the top of the order for the next season of the IPL.
It was unfortunate for the 26-year old Kiwi all-rounder to miss the last season of the IPL due to an injury. That being said, the team management would be looking to explore for overseas option other than him for they already have players who perform the same role such as Santner.
Predominantly a left-arm spinner, Santner might find it difficult to find a go ahead of CSK’s rich wealth of spinners which comprise of Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma, Harbhajan Singh, Imran Tahir and the part-time services of Kedar Jadhav.
In Santner’s place, CSK can use that money to buy another overseas player, someone who will benefit them according to their needs and requirements.
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