From the iSport IPL Paddock: Chennai Super Kings are the defending champions of IPL & current champions of the Champions League. Like in the past, CSK would be lead by the charasmatic Indian skipper MS Dhoni. iSporter Pramit Bhat introduces the Kings.
Dhoni will have at his diposal his old CSK warhorses in world cup stalwarts Suresh Raina & R Ashwin (IND). Other international players present in this star studded team are Murali Vijay (Ind), Albie Morkel & Faf du Plessis (S.A), Doug Bollinger & Mike Hussey (AUS), Tim Southee & Scott Styris (NZ), Dwayne Bravo (WI) and Suraj Randiv & Kulasekara (SL).
This season of the IPL will begin on 8th Apr' 11 with defending champions CSK locking horns with Kolkata Knight Riders at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Here's a look at my likely starting XI to take the field on 8th April:
1) Murali Vijay (RHB)
2) Abhinav Mukund (RHB)
3) Suresh Raina (All rounder)
4) S Badrinath (RHB)
5) MS Dhoni (Capt & WK)
6) Scott Styris (Allrounder - RHB & RAM)
7) Dwayne Bravo (All rounder - RHB & RAMF)
8) Albie Morkel (All rounder)
9) R Ashwin (RAOB)
10) Doug Bollinger (LAFM)
11) Shadab Jakati (SLAO)
12th Man - Mike Hussey (LHB) & Coach - Stephen Fleming (NZ)
RHB - Right-hand bat
RAM - Right-arm medium
R/L AMF - Right/ Left -arm medium fast
RAOB - Right-arm offbreak
SLAO - Slow left-arm orthodox
(13) Srikkant Anirudha, (14) Kulasekara, (15) Faf du Plessis, (16) Yo Mahesh, (17) Joginder Sharma, (18) George Bailey, (19) Suraj Randiv, (20) Ben Hilfenhaus (injured), (21) Wriddhaman Saha, (22) Tim Southee, (23) K Vasudevan, (24) G Vignesh & (25) S Tyagi.
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