As things stand, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is likely to remain a legitimate team despite N Srinivasan’s conflict of interest. As a result, CSK remains the strongest side in IPL, and is unlikely to have a very hectic auction.
Chennai, as usual retained their five key players in the form of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Dwayne Bravo. They spent around Rs. 21 crore at the auction and purchsed the likes of Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma along with few others.
Following are the players bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2015 Auction:
|Players||Base Price||Selling Price||Playing Role||Country|
|Michael Hussey||Rs. 1,50,00,000||Rs. 1,50,00,000||Batsman||Australia|
|Rahul Sharma||Rs. 30,00,000||Rs. 30,00,000||Bowler||India|
|Kyle Abbott||Rs. 30,00,000||Rs. 30,00,000||Bowler||South Africa|
|Ankush Bains||Rs. 10,00,000||Rs. 10,00,000||Wicketkeeper||India|
|Irfan Pathan||Rs. 1,50,00,000||Rs. 1,50,00,000||All-rounder||India|
|Pratyush Singh||Rs. 10,00,000||Rs. 10,00,000||Batsman||India|
|Andrew Tye||Rs. 20,00,000||Rs. 20,00,000||Bowler||Australia|
|Eklavya Dwivedi||Rs. 10,00,000||Rs. 10,00,000||Wicketkeeper||India|
Players retained by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 8
|Brendon McCullum||Wicketkeeper/Batsman||New Zealand|
|Dwayne Bravo||All-rounder||West Indies|
|Dwayne Smith||All-rounder||West Indies|
|Faf du Plessis||Batsman||South Africa|
The 2015 IPL auction is all set to take place in Bangalore on Monday for the upcoming season this year, which will be the eighth edition of the cash-rich league. Around 200 players are expected to go through the auctions with the eight franchises to battle it out with their funds. Delhi Daredevils will be the team to watch out for as they have released most of their players and look to rebuild their team in wake of the dismal performance last season, thus finishing at the bottom of the table.