Chopra reveals 3 players CSK should release before next auction
Chennai Super Kings had an awful season in the thirteenth edition of the IPL. For the first time in their history, they didn’t make it to the playoffs. They were languishing at the bottom of the points table on most part of the season. However, they switched to the next gear in the latter stages of the season.
In the end, they finished seventh in the points table. Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran performed pretty decently and other than them, nobody else upped the ante. CSK fast bowler Deepak Chahar did his best to mount pressure on the opposition in the powerplay overs.
With the upcoming IPL is five months away from the start, there were talks that the auction will take place next season. Earlier, it was reported that BCCI has no time to organise the auction. However, the board confirmed that there would be an auction and ninth team from Ahmedabad will be added into the league.
Aakash Chopra has his say on CSK
Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra who is known for his interesting opinions about the sport has come up with his own perspective about CSK. According to him, CSK should release three cricketers before the next auction.
CSK will like to retain their captain MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Sam Curran for the next auction. Chopra said CSK had more problems than strengths. “The Chennai Super Kings had more problems than strengths. This team surely has the experience and the desire and habit of winning and the passion was seen in the end,” he said in a video uploaded on his Facebook page.
“Suresh Raina and Harbhajan had taken their names back and the team did not pick a replacement for them, then there were COVID-19 positive patients found, they didn’t have a good start, MS Dhoni did not fire with the bat,” Chopra stated.
According to former Indian opener, the likes of Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay were poor throughout the season. Imran Tahir who was not involved in most part of the matches will also be released by CSK before the next auction according to cricket expert Chopra.
“They were extremely ordinary while fielding and there were some problems in the bowling as well. Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu and Murali Vijay not having the same old form was a problem,” he added.
“Shane Watson has already gone and in my opinion, Imran Tahir will also go. I feel this team will have to bid goodbye to Kedar Jadhav as well and I won’t be surprised if they don’t continue with Murali Vijay as well,” Aakash concluded.