England Check captain Ben Stokes is prone to be launched by MS Dhoni’s Chennai Tremendous Kings. The star English participant, who performed simply two video games in IPL 2023, will reportedly search a launch because of the hectic schedule subsequent yr, which additionally features a T20 World Cup in June.
Stokes might be going beneath the knife for his knee damage after the ODI World Cup 2023 and appears to make a return within the Check sequence in opposition to India beginning in January 2024. “Contemplating that the T20 World Cup is slated within the West Indies and the USA from June 4 to June 30, the hectic itinerary might imply that Stokes will discover it very tough to remain in India for the higher a part of the primary 5 months of the yr,” an IPL supply mentioned as quoted by PTI.
In the meantime, a Cricbuzz report provides that Stokes has indicated to deal with IPL solely after the T20 World Cup in June. The CSK administration wouldn’t need to block the cash, an official mentioned. “We might not contemplate releasing Stokes if he may very well be accessible as a result of he’s a giant match participant, and we maintain him within the highest regard. But when he cannot make it to the season, we could have blocked Rs 16 crore with which we might purchase some high quality gamers,” a CSK official mentioned as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Furthermore, New Zealand bowler Lockie Ferguson can be prone to be launched from the Kolkata Knight Riders on account of his historical past of frequent accidents. He was picked by Gujarat Titans in IPL 2022 for 10 crore and was later traded to KKR in 2023.
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