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The day for which all the cricketing Fans await for, yes you heard it right IPL is on its way and so is the process to retain and leave the players as per the conduct released by BCCI, and it states that only 3 players can be retained by any franchisee
Chennai Super Kings will return to the IPL on the 11th edition and they seem to mark their dominance and prove their worth as the franchisee was being banned for some internal dispute and being monetary terms involved
MS Dhoni will be the first choice for the team and along with him the all-time performer of the IPL Suresh Raina will also be retained by the franchisee, the name of the third player who is going to be retained by the side still on the darker side as no such evidence or news has been found out for the third spot in the retaining 3
Raina, on the other hand, has seen his India fortunes dwindle due to a drop in fitness levels. Additionally, his form in domestic cricket hasn’t made him a must-have either. But he can be destructive in the shortest format and records back him up – with 4,540 runs at an average of 34.14 with a strike rate of 139.09, Raina is the highest run getter in IPL history.
Beyond retaining three players, CSK have the right to match of two players, who turned out for the franchise in 2015. “There is Dwanye Bravo, Faf du Plessis, and Andrew Tye. We are following tournaments such as the Big Bash (League) to keep a watch on their form,” said John. The auction takes place on January 27, 28 in Bengaluru.