Often known as the Super Kings or just CSK, the Chennai Super Kings are a cricket franchise that plays in the Indian Premier League. The team is based in Chennai, where it plays its home games, and it is one of the most successful teams to play in the IPL, a league they dominated for two consecutive seasons and one they have consistently performed well in.
The Chennai Super Kings led by MS Dhoni made a resounding comeback to the fray of the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the last season. They won the title for the third time famously and the side did so having most of the players aged above 30 highlighting the importance of experienced players in the shortest format of the game. Even this time around, the franchise have decided to retain most cricketers from their squad.
In their very first season in the league, the Chennai Super Kings were one of the biggest spenders. They purchased some big names of the modern game, including Mahindra Singh Dhoni, who became the most expensive player in the first player auction. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was announced as the captain of the side and would play a big role in their early development.
The Yellow Brigade, under the leadership of M S Dhoni, is already being considered as the top contender due to its sensational track record.
Chennai Super Kings Retained Players
Retained players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Karn Sharma, Dhruv Shorey, Faf du Plessis, M Vijay, Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Billings, Mitchell Santner, David Willey, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson, Lungi Ngidi, Imran Tahir, Kedar Jadhav, Ambati Rayudu, Harbhajan Singh, N Jagadeesan, Shardul Thakur, Monu Kumar, Chaitanya Bishnoi,
Released players: Mark Wood, Kanishk Seth, Kshitiz Sharma
Mohit Sharma – Rs 5 crore
Ruturaj Gaikwad – Rs 20 lakh