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CSK Retained and Released Players 2022: After BCCI’s announcement of IPL 2022 Mega Auction retaining rules, fans get crazy about the probable players that every team might retain prior to the mega auction event.

BCCI plans to organize the mega auction in December 2021. Still, the exact date has not yet been revealed by officials. The date for the IPL 2022 Mega Auction event will be updated in  IPL 2022 Mega Auction updates post where you can find all latest IPL 2022 Mega Auction news.

BCCI plans to organize a mega auction for the IPL 2022 once after they plan to include two new teams in the IPL 2022 tournament. The auction for the two new IPL teams has been held on October 25, in Dubai.

IPL 2022 CSK Auction Updates

  • A report claims that “MS Dhoni is keen to get less price in the retention as he prefers other players to get better deals”.
  • IPL 2021 retention will be live on Star Sports on November 30.
  • CSK is all set to retain MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, Ruturaj Gaikwad, and Moeen Ali ahead of IPL 2022 Mega Auction.
Chennai Super Kings Lifts the IPL 2021 trophy
Chennai Super Kings Lifts the IPL 2021 trophy

On considering Chennai Super Kings, the team with 4 IPL trophies will always love to play with their core team that will always remain unchanged in almost every situation. CSK is well known for backing up their players even in their tough situations.

Our technical team, on following and analyzing the latest news on CSK, listed the possible retention of the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. Will CSK retains MS Dhoni in IPL 2022?, this is the thing that every CSK fan might worry about.

Yes!! Dhoni will retain by the CSK in IPL 2022 Mega Auction. The news has been confirmed by a CSK source.

Dhoni
Dhoni

He stated that “MS will be the first man to be retained, there is no doubt about it. But first of all we need to know the retention rules, which we are not aware of as of now. If we can retain (players), Dhoni will be first to save”.

Regarding his possible retention, Dhoni said after the final on Friday that the priority during the mega-auction would be to secure a core for the team that can be maintained in the long run.

“Again I’ve said it before, it depends on the BCCI. With two new teams coming in… we have to decide what is good for CSK. It’s not about me being there in the top three or four. It’s about making a strong core to ensure the franchise doesn’t suffer. The core group, we have to have a hard look to see who can contribute for the next 10 years,” Dhoni said.

CSK Retained and Released Players 2022

As per the BCCI rule, a team is set to be allowed to keep up to three Indian and two foreign players with the total number of retentions not exceeding four.

As per the conditions, the team management can either retain three Indian players and one overseas player or two Indian players and two overseas players. As BCCI allows 4 retentions to IPL teams in IPL 2022 mega auction thus there’ll be no RTM card available.

MS Dhoni Doesn’t Want CSK to retain him

The CSK skipper led the franchise to their fourth title in IPL 2021 and has not announced his retirement from IPL yet. MS Dhoni doesn’t want Chennai Super Kings to retain players as availing that feature might force the franchise to shell a lot of money, owner N Srinivasan has revealed.

“MS is a very fair person. He wanted the retention policy to come out as he didn’t want CSK to lose money trying to retain him. That is the reason why he gave different replies to people. However, he made a very regnant statement. On being asked about the legacy he left behind, he said I am not gone. So, that says it all,” Srinivasan told.

IPL 2022 Retention Chennai Super Kings

Current CSK skipper MS Dhoni will be undoubtfully the first player that CSK might retain in the IPL 2022 Auction. Following him, CSK would definitely look out for Suresh Raina who has been an integral part of CSK for a very long time.

Suresh Raina
Suresh Raina

Though Raina didn’t shine in the IPL 2021, we can’t resist his records in the past particularly the events that happened on non-UAE grounds.  Following are the batting records of Suresh Raina till IPL 2021:

YearMatRunsHSSR
20211216054125
20191738359121.97
20181544575*132.44
20171444284143.97
20161539975127.88
20151737462123.02
20141652387146.08
201318548100*150.13
20121944173135.69
20111643873*134.76
20101652083*142.85
20091443498140.9
20081642155*142.22

 

Raina plays a crucial role in CSK’s batting order in the IPL tournaments sofar. As of IPL 2022 retention rules, we have categorized the retaining players in two different categories.

One if CSK decides to retain 3 Indian players along with 1 foreign player and the other with two Indian players with two foreign players.

Following are the details of the possible CSK Retained Players 2022:

Set 1(Mostly Confirmed)

Chennai Super Kings looks its all possible way to retain Ruturaj Gaikwad who plays a crucial role in winning IPL 2021 trophy. Notably, Ruturaj Gaikwad is the orange cap holder of IPL 2021.

Ruturaj Gaikwad bags the IPL 2021 Orange Cap
Ruturaj Gaikwad receiving orange cap with the award during IPL winning celebration
PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
R JadejaAll-rounder
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 2

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Sam CurranAll-rounder

 

Set 3

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Shardul ThakurBowler
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 4

If CSK releases Suresh Raina then this will be the probable CSK Retained Players 2022 :

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman

 

What if CSK release MS Dhoni

If MS Dhoni decides not to play for CSK in IPL 2022, then the following will be the possible CSK retention in IPL 2022:

Set 1

PlayerRole
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 2

PlayerRole
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman
What if CSK release MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina who is another pillar of CSK’s successful journey might relieve from playing for CSK if MS Dhoni retires from the IPL. Notably, Suresh Raina too announces his international retirement when MS Dhoni took the decision to not be a part of the Indian playing team.

Following will be the CSK retention in IPL 2022 if they release both MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina:

PlayerRole
Ruturaj Gaikwad
Batsman
Shardul ThakurBowler
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman

 

If CSK decides to retain players in 2+2 format that is 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players then the following will be the possible IPL 2022 CSK retention:

Set 1

When it comes to retaining foreign players CSK will definitely look for Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis, and Dwayne Bravo. As Moeen and Faf play a crucial role in IPL 2021, CSK will look out for the duo at max.

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Sam CurranAll-rounder
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 2

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

Set 3

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Dwayne BravoAll-rounder
Josh HazlewoodBowler

 

Set 4

If CSK releases Suresh Raina then this will be the probable CSK Retained Players 2022 for 2 Indian and 2 foreign players format:

PlayerRole
MS Dhoni
Wicket keeper Batsman
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

What if CSK release MS Dhoni

If CSK decides to release MS Dhoni then the following will be the possible retention for CSK where they decide to retain 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players in IPL 2022:

PlayerRole
Suresh RainaAll-rounder
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

What if CSK release MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina

If CSK decides to release MS Dhoni and Suresh Raina then the following will be the possible retention for CSK where they decide to retain 2 Indian players with 2 foreign players in IPL 2022:

PlayerRole
Ravindra JadejaAll-rounder
Ruturaj GaikwadBatsman
Faf du PlessisBatsman
Moeen AliAll-rounder

 

CSK Released Players in IPL 2022 (Expected)

Apart from the retained players CSK will release all the remaining capped and uncapped players and will purchase the needed player in the IPL 2022 Auction. The following players are expected to release from the CSK franchise in IPL 2022 Auction.

  • Karn Sharma
  • Ambati Rayudu
  • Josh Hazlewood
  • Robin Uthappa
  • Imran Tahir
  • Deepak Chahar
  • Lungi Ngidi
  • Mitchell Santner
  • K M Asif
  • Narayan Jagadeesan
  • R Sai Kishore (uncapped)
  • M Harisankar Reddy
  • C Hari Nishaanth
  • K.Bhagath Varma
  • Cheteshwar Pujara
  • Krishnappa Gowtham