IPL 2025
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IPL 2025: Chennai Super Kings Tentative Retain/Released Players  List Ahead of IPL 2025 Mega Auction: Tata IPL has reached its final stage, but before this, some teams were in bad shape in the first stage due to which they were out of the game.

Five-time IPL trophy winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) ended their IPL 2024 league stage campaign with a defeat to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), with the defending champions finishing out of the top four due to a slightly lower net run rate (NRR) Got out.

After winning the title last season and making a record 12 playoff appearances in IPL history, Chennai Super Kings, partly hit by injuries, have failed to qualify for the playoffs for the third time in their 15 matches in the IPL.

Ahead of the 2024 IPL auction, CSK had retained key members of the squad and performed well in the auction, but lost key player Devon Conway before the season started and also missed several players due to injury during the campaign.

CSK’s bowling attack had become weak after the injuries to Mathisha Pathirana and Deepak Chahar. Also, Mahendra Singh Dhoni handed over the captaincy to Ruturaj Gaikwad just a day before the season-opened, hinting that 2024 could be his final season.

Despite assuming the captaincy, Gaikwad’s batting form was good, but some of his decisions as captain were criticized. However, CSK will be supporting him as their captain for the next few seasons as Dhoni may have played his last game in the league.

IPL 2025: Chennai Super Kings Tentative Retain Player List

The overall performance of Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2024 was fine. But before IPL 2025, the Chennai team would like to keep some players and may also release many.

During the 17th season, after injuries to some players, his team was not able to bat and bowl properly, due to which it lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore in the qualification round and was eliminated from the league.

Given below is the squad of Chennai Super Kings for 2024, which they may retain/release in the mega auction after consultation with experts.

NameRoleAgeBattingBowlingTentative Retained
MS Dhoni (c)Wicketkeeper Batter42y 165dRight-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained
Devon ConwayWicketkeeper Batter32y 164dLeft-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained
Ruturaj GaikwadBatter26y 322dRight-hand BatRight-arm OffbreakRetained
Ajinkya RahaneTop Order Batter35y 196dRight-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained
Shivam DubeAllrounder30y 176dLeft-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained
Ravindra JadejaAllrounder35y 13dLeft-hand BatSlow Left-arm OrthodoxRetained
Daryl MitchellBatting Allrounder32y 213dRight-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained
Deepak ChaharBowler31y 134dRight-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained
Tushar DeshpandeBowler28y 218dLeft-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained
Mustafizur RahmanBowler28y 104dLeft-hand BatLeft-arm Fast MediumRetained
Matheesha PathiranaBowler21y 1dRight-hand BatRight-arm FastRetained
Shardul ThakurBowler32y 64dRight-hand BatRight-arm MediumRetained

IPL 2025: Chennai Super Kings Tentative Released Player List

NameRoleAgeBattingBowlingTentative Released
Aravelly AvinashWicketkeeper Batter18y 200dLeft-hand BatReleased
Shaik RasheedBatter19y 86dRight-hand BatLegbreakReleased
Sameer RizviBatter20y 13dRight-hand BatRight-arm OffbreakReleased
Moeen AliBatting Allrounder36y 184dLeft-hand BatRight-arm OffbreakReleased
Rajvardhan HangargekarBowling Allrounder21y 39dRight-hand BatRight-arm Fast MediumReleased
Ajay MandalAllrounder27y 297dLeft-hand BatSlow Left-arm OrthodoxReleased
Rachin RavindraBatting Allrounder24y 31dLeft-hand BatSlow Left-arm OrthodoxReleased
Mitchell SantnerBowling Allrounder31y 317dLeft-hand BatSlow Left-arm OrthodoxReleased
Nishant SindhuAllrounder19y 254dLeft-hand BatSlow Left-arm OrthodoxReleased
Mukesh ChoudharyBowler27y 166dLeft-hand BatLeft-arm MediumReleased
Simarjeet SinghBowler25y 336dRight-hand BatRight-arm Medium FastReleased
Prashant SolankiBowler23y 300dRight-hand BatLegbreakReleased
Maheesh TheekshanaBowler23y 140dRight-hand BatRight-arm OffbreakReleased

IPL 2025: Mahendra Singh Dhoni will probably play in the 2025 Indian Premier League, although in a different lead.

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CSK’s MS Dhoni has once again created a mystery around himself and his decision to retire from all forms of cricket. Although Dhoni himself has not announced anything yet, fans and experts fear that this will be his last swan-song in the IPL and he will no longer be seen in the same capacity for Chennai Super Kings (CSK).

Cricket experts are engaged in similar discussions whether this is MS Dhoni’s last swan song or whether he will make a comeback in IPL 2025.

Former Australian cricketer and famous commentator, Matthew Hayden believes that the universe has seen MS Dhoni in the yellow jersey for the last time as a player and he will no longer be in the team in the same capacity. However, he said that Dhoni can be included in the team as a mentor.

MS Dhoni's last IPL game was probably against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium. The wicketkeeper batsman scored 25 runs in 13 balls in the game and gave his team some hope, but his team fell 27 runs short of the target.

“I think this is it. I do believe that this will be the last time that Dhoni will play. Certainly, won’t be the last time that we see Dhoni. I’d be very surprised if he doesn’t mentor or be a part of the family of CSK in an official capacity,” said Hayden on Star Sports Cricket Live.

“I suppose the thing is when you come to the end of your career, whether it is the last part of his career or not, what you don’t want to see is diminishing returns as an athlete. Firstly, as a leader, he is The Thala of the Chennai Super Kings. This is telling me that nothing here is about becoming anything else other than first place,” he added.

“He’s desperately using his brains, all of that cricket knowledge. And of course, the power is there and that’s always been MS Dhoni. He’s always hit balls at this stage of an innings. At the front, you can understand how players can hit it. But at the back, it’s really hard to hit balls,” Hayden added.

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