MS Dhoni, the captain of CSK, may be kept by the club, based on the IPL 2022 retention rules.
The four-time IPL winners are expected to keep standout campaigner Ruturaj Gaikwad and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, according to sources.
The Yellow Army has traditionally depended on older players’ expertise, and they will undoubtedly be targeted in the big auctions.
“Ravindra Jadeja and Ruturaj Gaikwad, come what may, are the two players who will be kept…
Dhoni is considering the retention criteria, and if three players are selected, he might be the third. CSK would pursue players like Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, and even the 38-year-old Dwayne Bravo, as well as Shardul Thakur and Deepak Chahar, according to a source close to the events.
CSK won the IPL 2021 final by 27 runs over Kolkata Knight Riders, becoming them the second most successful team in the league behind Mumbai Indians, who have won the trophy five times.
CSK’s performance in 2021 was a testament to their tenacity following a disastrous season in IPL 2020, in which they failed to qualify for the playoffs or knockout stages for the first time in the tournament’s history.
With 4687 runs from 171 innings, Raina is CSK’s all-time leading run scorer in the IPL, and he has also played the second-most matches in the squad after MS Dhoni.
Raina’s remarkable IPL record included 39 fifties and one hundred runs, and he only missed one season, last year, due to personal issues.