5. Narayan Jagadeesan

   Wicketkeeper-batter Narayan Jagadeesan, last season, was trusted to play a couple of matches for Chennai, but he failed to deliver. He might finally be released ahead of the next season to make room for someone else in the squad.

4. Tushar Deshpande

Tushar Deshpande, the 27-year-old pacer wore the yellow jersey in two games last season but did not fare well. He picked up only a sole wicket and conceded runs at an economy rate of 9. He, too, might be left out ahead of the mini -auctions.

3. Shivam Dube

    Left-handed batter Shivam Dube had some good numbers with the bat to back him up, but he had a terrible run with the ball. Dube conceded runs at an economy rate of 18 in the two overs that he bowled. He might be released ahead of the next season.

 2. Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan, the 34-year-old only took two wickets in the four appearances he made in the season. The team management might release him ahead of the next season to try and target someone else, who can consistently perform well for the team.

1. Ravindra Jadeja

There have been many rumours of a rift between Ravindra Jadeja and the Chennai team management. There also have been multiple reports of the star all-rounder wanting to quit the team and look for another franchise in the cash-rich league.