Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are without a doubt, one of the most followed and adored franchises competing in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The side has been consistent throughout their time in the tournament. However, the aforesaid consistency was not evident in the 2020 edition of the tournament as the franchise missed out on the playoff spots for the first time ever in their history.
Now, with an eye on the auction for the 2021 edition which is set to take place on February 18, CSK have released six players to free up funds. Meanwhile, in the trade window, they’ve acquired the services of wicket-keeper batsman Robin Uthappa on an all-cash deal. They now have 19.8 crores left in their purse from which they’ll have to fill up the five remaining spots which includes an overseas one.
Salary of Chennai Super Kings players
|Player Name||Role||Salary (in rupees)|
|MS Dhoni||Wicket-keeper/Batsman/Captain||15 crores|
|Suresh Raina||Batsman/Vice-Captain||11 crores|
|Ravindra Jadeja||All-rounder||7 crores|
|Dwayne Bravo||All-rounder||6.4 crores|
|Sam Curran||All-rounder||5.5 crores|
|Karn Sharma||Bowler||5 crores|
|Robin Uthappa||Wicket-keeper/Batsman||3 crores|
|Shardul Thakur||Bowler||2.6 crores|
|Ambati Rayudu||Batsman||2.2 crores|
|Josh Hazlewood||Bowler||2 crores|
|Faf du Plessis||Batsman||1.6 crores|
|Imran Tahir||Bowler||1 crore|
|Deepak Chahar||Bowler||80 lakhs|
|Lungi Ngidi||Bowler||50 lakhs|
|Mitchell Santner||All-rounder||50 lakhs|
|KM Asif||Bowler||40 lakhs|
|Ruturaj Gaikwad||Batsman||20 lakhs|
|Narayan Jagadeesan||Wicket-keeper/Batsman||20 lakhs|
|R Sai Kishore||Bowler||20 lakhs|
Meanwhile, it has been reported that CSK have ended their partnership with Muthoot Group and have signed up Czech automobile company Skoda as their main sponsor for the 2021 edition of the IPL. It remains to be seen if CSK’s fortunes change with the change of the sponsor and the buys that they make at the auction.