The groundwork for the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction has been laid, with franchises releasing the list of players they have retained ahead of the T20 leagues 16th season. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), who had a turbulent captaincy last year, have decided to keep Ravindra Jadeja. The all-future rounders in the franchise has been up for debate since he decided to step down as captain in the middle of the season.
The teams have an additional Rs 5 crore to spend in the upcoming auction, which will be held in Kochi on December 23, in addition to the purse from the previous auction and the value of the players each side has released, bringing the total purse tally to Rs 95 crore.
Remaining Purse: INR 20.45 crore
Ravindra Jadejas association with Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will continue as the franchise has retained him prior to the IPL 2023 mini-auction. Jadeja has hinted that he will leave the franchise after the IPL 2022 season. He deleted all CSK-related posts from his Instagram profile before responding to the franchise with a heartfelt message. But he isnt leaving and will continue to play for MS Dhoni.
|MS Dhoni||C/WK||12 crore|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Batsman||6 crore|
|Moeen Ali||All-rounder||8 crore|
|Shivam Dube||All-rounder||4 crore|
|Deepak Chahar||Bowling all-rounder||14 crore|
|Devon Conway||Batsman||1 crore|
|Ambati Rayudu||Batsman||6.75 crore|
|Subhranshu Senapati||Batsman||20 lakh|
|Rajvardhan Hangargekar||All-rounder||1.5 crore|
|Dwaine Pretorius||All-rounder||50 lakh|
|Mitchell Santner||All-rounder||1.9 crore|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All-rounder||16 crore|
|Tushar Deshpande||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Mukesh Choudhary||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Matheesha Pathirana||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Simarjeet Singh||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Prashant Solanki||Bowler||1.2 crore|
|Maheesh Theekshana||Bowler||70 lakh|
Aside from Bravo, Chris Jordan is another notable player who has been released by CSK. The franchise spent a whopping Rs 3.6 crore on him, but he fell short. Robin Uthappa was always going to be on the list of released players since he retired from the IPL. Adam Milne, Hari Nishaanth, Bhagath Varma, KM Asif, and Narayan Jagadeesan will all be back in the auction pool.
|KM Asif||Bowler||20 lakh|
|Adam Milne||Bowler||1.9 crore|
|Chris Jordan||Bowler||3.6 crore|
|Robin Uthappa (retired)||Batsman||2 crore|
|Hari Nishaanth||Batsman||20 lakh|
|Bhagath Varma||All-rounder||20 lakh|
|Narayan Jagadeesan||WK/Batsman||20 lakh|