According to Insidesport, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is all set to make some big calls ahead of next month’s IPL auction as a result of the disastrous outing of the team in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). With this year’s tournament likely to be skipper MS Dhoni’s last, the team management may be looking for a complete revamp.
According to the news portal, CSK’s batting mainstay Suresh Raina may not find a place in the Yellow Army, and the reason is his hefty price of Rs 11 crore.
As per IPL 2018 mega-auction rules, the first-choice retention player (MS Dhoni) earns Rs 15 crore. Second-choice retention (Suresh Raina) takes home Rs 11 crore, while the third-choice retention (Ravindra Jadeja) mints Rs 7 crore. Now, according to the IPL norms, if a player has to be retained by the IPL franchise, it has to be done at the same price as it was in the previous year. The franchises can neither reduce nor increase the salary for any retained player.
Now, if CSK has to retain Suresh Raina, they will have to pay Rs 11 crore from their total purse of Rs 85 crore. This is a major decision for the franchise as they are looking for a revamp. Also, the former Indian cricketer’s recent form is nothing to write home about.
The news portal reports that CSK is also examining Raina’s performance in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20, and there too Raina has failed to tick all the boxes. The former India all-rounder has played 4 matches in the SMAT20 this year and apart from the 56 in the first game against Punjab – he has failed in most of the games. Against Railways Raina got just 6 of 8 balls, while against Jammu & Kashmir he was out for 0. His not too convincing
performance is one of the reasons that his team Uttar Pradesh has lost 3 of the 4 games played in the tournament.