Ahead of IPL 2021, Scott Styris, the former all-rounder of New Zealand, is worried for the Chennai Super Kings after they released the list of their released and retained players the total number of Six players including Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Piyush Chawla, Shane Watson and Murali Vijay released with Styris pushing the dire need of the young generation to take over the cricket arena.
Mahindra Singh Dhoni mentioned
Chennai Super Kings doing the right thing has this time given the preference to the young talent experience, which is not a very good thing continuously for the last few seasons. It had worked in 2018 and 2019 which always proves not good for young players’ future when Chennai Super Kings won the title and finished as runner-up the year later but proved to be a disaster for Chennai Super Kings and backfired the season lastly happened.
After the Chennai Super Kings team eliminated, the team captain Mahindra Singh Dhoni spoke about the dire need of bringing some fresh faces and rejig the side. Styris believes that the problem is not solved by releasing the six players doesn’t seem to solve the problem purpose which the captain has highlighted.
“I think that due to some external pressures, their hands are tied. The reality is that the for the last three years has been that the Chennai Super Kings has been old fashioned, but that was always going to hurt them and still need the younger generation to come through. Mahindra Singh Dhoni has mentioned that. He has acquired about handing it over to the young generation. I don’t know where that comes from” Styris told the team of Star Sports channel.
Everything that was told in the past has been done at the time at the present of time. Chennai Super Kings will rely on the experienced ones such as Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Dwayne Bravo, and Faf du Plessis. This is why the auction became crucial for the franchises to decide, Styris reckons. Chennai Super Kings move into the 2021 IPL mini-auction, going to take place around 15th February 2021, with the purse value of INR 22.9 crore, which must be spent wisely to fill slots for one overseas and seven domestic players.