Chennai Super Kings: Chennai Super Kings started off IPL 2024 on a great note, but their performance fluctuated during the season. They eventually crashed out of the playoffs after losing their final do-or-die encounter against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Bengaluru. Many Chennai Super Kings players got many opportunities this season but they could not capitalise on them.

In the 17th season, Chennai Super Kings captain Ruturaj Gaikwad performed brilliantly and scored the most runs for the club. Apart from this, Shivam Dubey performed well in the first half. Apart from these two players, there were several famous personalities who performed poorly and may be removed before the next season.

Chennai Super Kings may release these three players before IPL 2025

3. Shardul Thakur

Indian fast bowler Shardul Thakur was a member of Chennai Super Kings from 2018 to 2021, but 2022 sees him playing for Delhi Capitals and 2023 sees him playing for Kolkata Knight Riders. In this season’s auction, Chennai Super Kings again paid Rs 4 crore for him. However, Shardul could not perform anything special this season and could take only 5 wickets in 9 matches. Also he gave runs at an economy rate of 9.75. In such a situation, considering Shardul’s poor performance, the chances of his being retained are less.

2. Ajinkya Rahane

Ajinkya Rahane was bought by Chennai Super Kings in the auction before IPL 2023 at a base price of Rs 50 lakh. He helped his team win the championship last season, but this season he failed to score a single half-century. He scored 242 runs in 13 matches this season at a strike rate of 123.47. Considering his disappointing performances, it is possible that CSK may release him next season, and he remains unsold.

1. Deepak Chahar

Indian fast bowler Deepak Chahar has been an integral member of Chennai Super Kings since IPL 2018, but due to injuries, he has been unable to play consistently for the last three seasons and has also missed the competition. CSK bought him for Rs 14 crore in the Super IPL 2022 auction, but he was unable to compete in that season due to injury. Furthermore, he could only play 10 matches in 2023 and 8 matches in 2024 and missed the rest of the season due to injury. His performance was also nothing special. In such a situation, it seems difficult to keep him at such a high price.