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Chennai Super Kings


Chennai Super Kings, as the name suggests, is the Chennai-based franchise of the Indian Premier League. The team is owned by Indian Cements, which paid US$ 91 million to acquire its rights for 10 years. Led by the current captain of Indian cricket team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the team has Stephen Fleming, New Zealand player, as its coach. The brand ambassador of Chennai Super Kings is Tamil super star Vijay. It has M. A. Chidambaram Stadium (popularly known as Chepauk) as its home ground. The team's colors are yellow and blue.

The Super Kings are the most successful team in the IPL having won the title twice in succession (2010 and 2011) and reached the play-offs every season. CSK also won Champions League Twenty20 in 2010. Chennai Super Kings is one of the three teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL) with no 'Icon Player'.

Chennai Super Kings Logo
The logo of Chennai Super Kings has a roaring lion in it, along with a crown and the team's name.

Chennai Super Kings Players for 2014

Squad strength: 20 (Indian 12, overseas 8)

Squad cost: INR 59.80 crore

Strengths: Their five retained players form the core of the side and compelling additions are du Plessis, McCullum and Smith. They have a number of allrounders and spinners to choose from, and batting or bowling options will never be a problem.

Weaknesses: While the Super Kings have several fast bowlers in their squad, only Ben Hilfenhaus is world class.

    Batsmen:
  • Faf du Plessis - SA (4.75 crore)
  • Mithun Manhas - IND (30 lakh)
  • Suresh Raina - IND (retained)
    Wicket Keepers:
  • Brendon McCullum - NZ (3.25 crore)
  • MS Dhoni (retained) - Captain
    All Rounders:
  • Dwayne Smith - WI (4.5 crore)
  • John Hastings - AUS (50 lakh)
  • Vijay Shankar - IND (10 lakh)
  • B Aparajith - IND (10 lakh)
  • Dwayne Bravo - WI (retained)
  • Ravindra Jadeja - IND (retained)
    Spinners:
  • Samuel Badree -WI (30 lakh)
  • Pawan Negi - IND (10 lakh)
  • Ravichandran Ashwin - IND (retained)
    Fast Bowlers:
  • Mohit Sharma - IND (2 crore)
  • Ashish Nehra - IND (2 crore)
  • Ishwar Pandey - IND (1.5 crore)
  • Ben Hilfenhaus - AUS (1 crore)
  • Matt Henry - NZ (30 lakh)
  • Ronit More - IND (10 lakh)
    Support Staffs/Coaches
  • Head coach: Stephen Fleming (New Zealand)
  • Bowling coach: Andy Bichel
  • Fielding coach: Steve Rixon
  • Physiotherapist: Tommy Simsek
  • Physical Trainer: Gregory King
    Administration
  • Owner: India Cements Ltd
  • Performance Analyst: Lakshmi Narayanan
  • Team manager: Radha Krishnan
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