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The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) concluded last Sunday (May 27) as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lifted their 3rd title in IPL history after beating Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets riding on a sensational 117 of 57 deliveries.

Chennai proved to be just too hot to handle for Hyderabad on all four occasions in the cash-rich tournament. Like the previous editions, even this season we saw the emergence of some sensational youngsters.

On the other hand, the performances of some of the veteran cricketers have been far from promising.

Kolkata Knight Riders performed pretty well under the captaincy of Dinesh Karthik. However, they were knocked out of the tournament after suffering defeat at the hands of Sunrisers in Qualifier second at Eden Gardens.

Let us have a look at five such cricketers who might be released by KKR next season

Mitchell Johnson:

Johnson
Mitchell Johnson. Photo by: Luke Walker /SPORTZPICS for BCCI

Earlier, many cricketing pundits pitted former Australian left-arm pacer to be the replacement for Mitchell Starc, who was ruled out after sustaining an injury.

Speedster Johnson is definitely one of the greatest bowlers Australia has seen. However, following his retirement, he hasn’t been at his best and was found wanting in the limited opportunities he got in the tournament.

Left-arm pacer was smashed all around the park. He hardly troubled any of the batsmen during the course of the tournament.

In six matches Johnson ended up conceding runs at an expensive economy rate of 10.28. He just bagged a couple of wickets at an average of 108.

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