Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings. (Photo: IPL)

The four-time IPL champions, Chennai Super Kings, just do not have the IPL they genuinely wish for following the mega auction. CSK’s failure to achieve the playoffs in the 2022 IPL is only the league’s second in its 15-year history.

CSK is already planning for IPL 2023, with skipper MS Dhoni clarifying that he has no plans to retire from the IPL for the time being. The Super Kings might very well make some lineup changes for the upcoming season. CSK may release the following five names:

1. Narayan Jagadeesan:

Jagadeesan Narayan[photo: Twitter]
Jagadeesan Narayan[photo: Twitter]
In the 2018 IPL auction, he was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings in January 2018.  On 10 October 2020, Jagadeesan made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Despite having been with the team for several seasons, Narayan Jagadeesan has still yet to make a significant impact. This season, he appeared in two matches and scored 40 runs at a strike rate of 108.10. It appears unlikely that CSK will give Jagadeesan another chance.

2. Chris Jordan:

Chris Jordan
Chris Jordan. Image: BCCI/IPL

Chris Jordan, England’s T20 specialist, was purchased by Chennai Super Kings for INR 3.60 crores. Jordan has had a horrible IPL season, with only two wickets in four innings. For Chennai, he has decided to give up runs at a rate of more than 8.9 runs per innings. CSK would like to replace the aging Chris Jordan with a better bowling all-rounder in the coming season as well.

3. Adam Milne:

Adam Milne. Photo- CSK
Adam Milne. Photo- CSK

He was purchased in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament by the Chennai Super Kings in February 2022 but was ruled out after a few matches. Fast bowler Adam Milne of New Zealand is prone to injury. After only one match, he was ruled out of the IPL 2022. Milne may be released from the team now that CSK has Matheesha Pathirana.

4. Tushar Deshpande:

Tushar Deshpande (Credits: BCCI)
Tushar Deshpande (Credits: BCCI)

Tushar Deshpande’s services were purchased by the Chennai Super Kings for a starting price of 20 lakhs. Tushar was considered to be a stand-in for the injured Deepak Chahar, producing results in his absence. Deshpande had a golden opportunity to assert himself this season in Deepak Chahar’s absence, but he gave up 63 runs in seven overs for CSK. He also only took one wicket in two games. It appears unlikely that CSK will give Tushar another chance.

5. Robin Uthappa:

Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa. (Photo: IPL)

Uthappa was purchased by the Chennai Super Kings for 2 crores at the 2022 IPL Auction. Uthappa had a good start to the season, scoring two fifties, but he finished with 230 runs from 12 games. His average was 20.90, and based on his recent performances, CSK may consider releasing him ahead of the IPL 2023.

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