IPL Chennai Super Kings Squad for IPL 11 2018
Chennai Super Kings 2015 Team
IPL CSK squad 2018 will be placed here. The Yellow team of the Indian Premier League, the Chennai Super Kings are two time champions winning back to back titles in 2010 and 2011. This season they have made a lot of changes to their squad hoping to start the campaign off to a flyer in order to win the title for a third time.
The tournament’s second game will be their opening match of the season where they play the Delhi Daredevils. They are captained by India’s international captain, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and are coached by New Zealand ex-captain Stephen Fleming.
Their home ground, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, is situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and is owned by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. Their home ground has a capacity of 40,000.
They spent money to acquire the services of players in places that they knew that they needed some strength. Their side seems more than revamped in order to win back the coveted Indian T20 championship.
The players that they bought in the recently concluded Indian Premier League Auction in February 2015 include Michael Hussey, Rahul Sharma, Kyle Abbott, Ankush Bains, Irfan Pathan, Pratyush Singh, Andrew Tye and Eklavya Dwivedi. While the players that they released were Ben Hilfenhaus, John Hastings, Vijay Shankar, David Hussey.
The players that MS Dhoni and theteam management decided to retain included Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Dwayne Bravo.
Their side looks complete and balanced. Pathan will be a good addition to the side given his ability to bat as well as bowl. Sharma, the spin bowler will likely play second fiddle to Ashwin. He will also have to contest with Badree for a starting berth.
Going through their international roster, they may face an issue choosing four international players to represent them given that they have a good strong set of overseas players
IPL CSK Team Squad Players to Watch Out For
MS Dhoni – Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the yellow army, the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League. Considered as one of the best finishers in modern era, MSD would be the most important player in the CSK lineup. A wicket-keeper batsman who maintains his cool in difficult situations will be responsible for captaining the team and also finish the innings strongly.
Suresh Raina – The captain relies heavily on this hard hitting left handed batsman who has the ability to change gears according to the context of the match. He comes in at no 3, which is considered the most crucial position in the batting order. Raina has the capability of hitting the ball a long distance. He is also handy with is off spin and saves vital runs for his team in the field.
R Ashwin – This off-spinner is the trump card for the captain, who uses him wisely when in need of a wicket and has the ability to keep the scoring rate in. He also has a very good carrom ball, which foxes the best of batsman at times. Though of late his form has not been good, but we expect the off- spinner to come good again for his captain.
Faf du Plessis – He was the most consistent and the leading run scorer for his team in the 5th edition of the IPL. The T 20 captain of South Africa was again picked by the franchise after not being picked in the playing 11 for most part of last season. He provides the team with a quick start and is also very sharp in the field. He has also been the most expensive buy 4.75 crores for the franchise.
Brendon McCullum – The ex KKR player was the most interesting pick by the franchise this season in order to provide a quick start at the top of the order along with du plesis. This wicket keeper batsman holds the honour of being the 1st player in the IPL to score a century, that also in the inaugural edition of the tournament and in the very first match.
STRENGTHS – Along with the retained players the strength of this team lies in their batting and the number of all-rounders in the team that provides them a lot of options both in the batting as well as in the bowling department. Another thing which could work in CSK’s favor is that most of its players will be available for the entire season as the foreign recruits don’t have much international matches lined up.
SURPRISE PACKAGE – Ishwar Pandey – This tall fast bowler could turn out to be a surprise package for the other teams, as he possesses a good pace along with a tight line and length.
WEAKNESSES – The only weak point in this team is their bowling, which could hurt them badly in the death overs. Though they have a group of fast bowlers, the line-up has been further weakened with the release of Ben Hilfenhaus.
Having lost out on the title last season, Dhoni and his troops will do almost anything to win the league. IPL chennai super kings players list 2015 is placed below.
CSK 2015 Team Squad
List of Indian players in ipl chennai team
- MS Dhoni (Captain)
- Suresh Raina
- Mithun Manhas
- Ravindra Jadeja
- Irfan Pathan
- Baba Aparajith
- Ravichandran Ashwin
- Ashish Nehra
- Mohit Sharma
- Ishwar Pandey
- Ronit More
- Pawan Negi
- Rahul Sharma
- Pratyush Singh
- Ankush Bains
- Eklavya Dwivedi
List of foreign players in csk ipl 8 team 2015
- Faf du Plessis
- Dwayne Bravo
- Dwayne Smith
- Brendon McCullum
- Matt Henry
- Samuel Badree
- Michael Hussey
- Kyle Abbot
- Andrew Tye
Remaining IPL 2015 Chennai Super Kings Schedule
Chennai Super Kings ipl 2015 schedule is placed below;
|Date||Match Details||Time (IST)||Venue|
|May 10 – Sun||Chennai vs Rajasthan||8:00 PM||Chennai|
|May 12 – Tue||Delhi vs Chennai||8:00 PM||Raipur|
|May 16 – Sat||Punjab vs Chennai||4:00 PM||Mohali|