Who would have even imagined that CSK will become the first side to be knocked out of IPL 2020? For the first time in their history, MS Dhoni’s team bow out of the competition in the league stage itself. Chennai Super Kings could only win 6 matches out of 14 and finished at the seventh spot.
Fortunately for CSK they managed to win their last 3 matches and ended their campaign on a high. Yesterday post the victory skipper Dhoni was bold in his statement and gave a hint that the franchise is ready to give chances to the players of next generation.
Time for Chennai Super Kings has arrived to go through a transition phase and get ready for the next IPL season. Dhoni admitted that his side needs to change their core group and look ahead to the next 10 years. The changing of the guard at CSK is now inevitable as the franchise is expected to release some of their seasoned performers.
To remain consistent as a side CSK will need more players such as Ruturaj Gaikwad who have the potential to serve them in the upcoming decade. In this feature we look ahead at the 5 possible players CSK might decide to free ahead of the mini-auction before the next IPL season.
5 Players CSK Might Release Ahead Of IPL 2021
5. Shane Watson
Since donning the yellow of CSK in the IPL, Shane Watson has been an integral part of the franchise. Watson has been an asset with both bat and ball for CSK in his career. However, during IPL 2020 he looked below par and it seems he might have featured in his last IPL season. The 39-year-old was even rested in the last few match and CSK suggested about looking beyond Watson.
If Watson doesn’t decide to retire then CSK will undoubtedly release him ahead of next season. The franchise will be looking to include another overseas player that can fill the massive boots of Watson. The all-rounder looked a pale shadow of himself this year and we almost certainly have seen the last of him in IPL.