Defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have decided to release three players including England seamer Mark Wood ahead of the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Furthermore, they have released two other uncapped players Kshitiz Sharma and Kanishk Seth, the franchise announced.
The defending champions have decided to retain the 22 other players that were part of the title-win last year. The retention includes David Willey, who came in as a replacement for the injured Kedar Jadhav in the 2018 edition.
Chennai Super Kings showed trust in their old horses which paid dividends for the MSK Dhoni-led side. They won their third title to script a historic comeback beating Sunrisers Hyderabad in the final. Prior to the season, there were a lot of speculations about the average age of the squad. However, they shut all the debates with a brilliant team effort.
All franchisees will have to submit their list of retentions before the November 15 deadline ahead of the IPL Auction in December.
CSK updated squad:
MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Shane Watson, Shardul Thakur, Ambati Rayudu, Murali Vijay, Harbhajan Singh, Faf Du Plessis, Sam Billings, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Lungisani Ngidi, Asif KM, N Jagadeesan, Monu Singh, Dhruv Shorey, Chaitanya Bishnoi, David Willey