List of retained and released Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players ahead of IPL 2024 auction

List of retained and released Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players ahead of IPL 2024 auction

All the following players are key figures for their side, here is a list of all retained and released Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players ahead of the IPL 2024 auction in December

The defending champions are gearing up for the auction with a mix of strategic releases and potential retentions that signal an intent to stay competitive in the upcoming season.

Full list of retained and released Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players ahead of IPL 2024 auction

In a surprising turn of events, CSK bid farewell to England’s star all-rounder, Ben Stokes, who carried a hefty price tag of 16.25 Crore INR. 

Stokes, the third most expensive player in IPL history, failed to meet expectations in the previous season, prompting CSK to opt for a strategic release. 

Ambati Rayudu, with a release value of 6.75 Crore INR, also exits the stage, having retired from all forms of cricket after IPL 2023.

The departure list extends to include New Zealand’s all-rounder Kyle Jameson (1 Crore INR), South African pacer Sisanda Magala (50 Lakh INR), and promising Indian talents Simranjeet Singh and Sheikh Rasheed. (20 Lakh INR each)

These releases suggest a calculated move by CSK to infuse fresh talent into the squad while possibly freeing up funds for the upcoming auction.

In contrast, the potential retained players offer a glimpse into the core strength CSK aims to preserve. Despite speculations about his retirement, MS Dhoni, the iconic captain, will be donning the CSK colors for a potential one-last hurrah in IPL 2024 valued at INR 12 crore.

Ravindra Jadeja at INR 16 crore is the team’s versatile all-rounder, and Ruturaj Gaikwad at INR 6 crore a rising star, are also likely to stay with the squad. Gaikwad is also being considered as a potential captain, which reflects CSK’s forward-looking strategy. 


The retained list further includes key players like:

Maheesh Theekshana – INR 70 Lakhs (Bowler)

Mitchell Santner – INR 1.90 crores (Bowler)

Devon Conway – INR 1 crores (Batter)

Shivam Dube – INR 4 crores (All-rounder)


Tushar Deshpande – INR 20 Lakhs (Bowler)

Rajvardhan Hangargekar – INR 1.50 crores (Bowler)

Matheesha Pathirana – INR 20.00 Lakhs (Bowler)

Ajinkya Rahane – Rs 50 lakh (Batter)

Deepak Chahar – INR 14 crores (All-rounder)


CSK’s coaching staff, led by Stephen Fleming, brings a blend of experience and expertise. With Mike Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, and others comprising the support team, their role is pivotal in shaping the team’s performance.

Looking ahead, CSK has its eyes on several players for the IPL 2024 auction to fortify their squad. Notable targets include the impressive South African fast bowler Gerald Coetzee, with 18 wickets in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Additionally, Kane Williamson, Rachin Ravindra, Manish Pandey, and Prasidh Krishna are on the radar. 

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