The Chennai-based team has decided to retain most of its players, considering potential commitments or injury concerns. The Chennai Super Kings (CSK), reigning champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL), have a well-established and formidable squad heading into the upcoming IPL 2024 mini-auction. As the auction approaches, the franchise faces a critical decision-making process for the future. Although the retention of only two players, Ben Stokes and retired Ambati Rayudu, has been officially announced, CSK’s management is keeping their tactics for the auction undisclosed. Stokes, who has been dealing with knee problems, has chosen to sit out the upcoming season to manage his workload and undergo surgery. CSK is contemplating the possibility of releasing him before the auction. Probable lists of players to be released and retained by CSK have been compiled, with CSK’s legendary captain MS Dhoni and a host of other players likely to be retained. The team’s decisions are eagerly awaited as other franchises prepare for the mini-auction.