The IPL 2021 mini-auction is around the corner as all the franchises will be attempting to make their side stronger for the upcoming season. IPL 2021 will again consist of 8 teams that will be battling it out to determine the champion of the 14th edition of the tournament.
Recently, IPL Governing Council chairman Brijesh Patel confirmed that the franchises will have to submit their list of retained players within January 20, which means they barely have time in hand.
In this feature, we look ahead at one player from each IPL franchise who is likely to be released. They are quality performers but just hasn’t been able to win matches for their sides in the last few seasons.
Franchise Wise One Player Who Is Likely To Be Released Ahead Of IPL 2021 Auction
1. Chennai Super Kings – Kedar Jadhav
IPL 2020 was a frustrating season for both Kedar Jadhav and CSK. The Indian batsman failed to bat aggressively in the middle and was dropped from the side towards the latter stages of the tournament. The 35-year-old is likely to be released by CSK ahead of the IPL mini-auction in February.
MS Dhoni has already made it clear that the CSK franchise is looking towards the future now and aims to build a team for the upcoming decade. As a result, the successful franchise will part ways with Jadhav who is past his prime as a batsman in the shortest format.