The deadline for player retention for Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises is January 20, with the final list of players retained and released to be announced later on the day. One team that has a lot of thinking to do as far as player retaining and buying is concerned is Chennai Super Kings (CSK). The three-time champions ended IPL 2020 in poor fashion, finishing outside of the play-off spots for the first time in their history. It is evident that the side needs a reboot and it seems likely that the retooling of the team will begin this year itself in the 2021 player auction.
For his part, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra believes it is time CSK shed their ‘Dad’s Army’ tag and worked to intorduce fresh talent into the squad while phasing out the veterans in the squad.
“As the deadline for the IPL Player Retention process approaches, I feel now would be the right time for CSK to shed their ‘Dad’s Army’ tag and introduce young talent in the team,” Chopra said on Star Sports’ Show – ‘IPL: Retention Special’.
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