After every Indian Premier League season, protocol says that every team submits a list of players being let go. To that end, for the upcoming season of the IPL, the Chennai Super Kings look like they are opting for a huge makeover.
The Yellow Army are arguably one of the most successful teams in the IPL, with a number of wins. However, Chennai are poised to let go of the likes of Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay and other well-known cricketers.
According to reports from My Khel, the Chennai Super Kings elected to drop IPL 2018 star, Ambati Rayudu. Also joining him were Kedar Jadhav and Murali Vijay, with the latter set to go into the auction pool.
The deadline for all franchises to submit their final list is Thursday, November 14th. Now it seems that last year’s runners-up, have already laid out their gameplan for the coming season. Apart from the star players, Karn Sharma and Shardul Thakur will also be let go by CSK.
Admittedly, Thakur was not very economical last year, while Sharma had to really fight for a berth in the playing XI. With Imran Tahir in the lineup, Sharma’s job got a whole lot tougher.
However, one form of respite is there for the axed players, as there is a chance of being bought back in the auction. Karn Sharma actually cost the team INR 5 Crores, while Shardul Thakur was a wasted for INR 2 Crores.
When the Chennai Super Kings bought Kedar Jadhav, he had a price tag of INR 7.8 Crores. Owing to his injuries and lack of international game time, his value could ebb and he could be snapped up for a cheaper price.
The only question that now remains is, what will be CSK’s next move and who will make the final cut?