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Sourav Ganguly has his say on Chennai Super Kings’ player retentions

Dada has his say.

Sourav Ganguly
Sourav Ganguly. (Photo source: Twitter)

The deciding phase for all the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise owners and support staff has finally arrived, when all the different arrangements and layouts would be going around in their minds. All the fans and people associated with the game also have the curiosity to know which players would be retained by their respective teams for the eleventh edition of the big tournament. Which is why the former Indian captain and the current CAB President Sourav Ganguly gave his thoughts on a query regarding which players would the returning franchise Chennai Super King(CSK) would retain for IPL 2018.

All the eight franchises including Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals are entitled to retain three of its previous players and they can also retain 2 more players through the Right To Match (RTM) option. The teams are also asked to submit the list of their respective retentions by January 4, 2018. This whole retention event would play the deciding factor for both the auctions on January 27-28 and they would also initiate the fates of the players in IPL 2018.

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Should CSK retain Jadeja or Ashwin?

IPL 2018 is highly obliged to welcome back two of its most experienced and exciting franchises, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals, who are returning to the setup after two years of the suspension period. CSK would be very much delighted to once again be part of the biggest sporting event contested across the world. They would also be making different plans regarding which of the players they want to keep for the coming edition. Their officials have already announced the appointment of former Indian captain and all-time local star MS Dhoni as their skipper for IPL 2018.

But there is still a big query to answer that whether the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja would be retained for the eleventh edition. Both Jadeja and Ashwin have been the match-winners for CSK in the past, but currently, they are not able to provide the similar impact in the shortest format of the game. Jadeja tends to contribute with both bat and ball which gives him the additional edge over Ashwin. Ganguly also feels that CSK will be looking to retain the services of Jadeja and can think of getting Ashwin back through the RTM option.

“CSK would go ahead with Jadeja ahead of Ashwin, but they can always use the RTM with Ashwin,” said Ganguly as quoted by Times of India.

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