Chennai Super Kings Team in IPL 2014: List of CSK Players Bought for IPL 7

Once semi-finalists, twice winners and thrice runners-up, is what make Chennai Super Kings the most successful team in IPL. Since inaugural edition Indian captain MS Dhoni has led CSK and piloted his team to two back to back titles in 2010 and 2011 season.

From their previous squad CSK retained five players MS Dhoni, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Suresh Raina and one overseas player Dwayne Bravo. All of them being an apparent choice

South African T20 captain Faf du Plessis was the most expensive player for them in this year’s auction, the Proteas captain took home Rs 4,75,00,000. Other notable inclusions in CSK squad were Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith and Samuel Badree. CSK got their hands on Badree for Rs 30 lakhs making him the ‘’best buy’’ for them.

Among Indian players CSK bought bowler Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma and Ishwar Pandey, all of them are decent T20 bowlers. Baba Aparajith who has represented India at U19 makes it to the CSK squad as well.

Batting: CSK has a strong looking batting line up. Faf du Plessis, Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith come in as specialist overseas batsmen, with only four overseas players allowed in playing xi looks like MS Dhoni will have a hard time picking best among the best. Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Baba Aparajith stack up as Indian players and provide depth to batting.

Bowling: With wickets in UAE expected to be spin friendly Samuel Badree, Ravichandran Ashwin can be lethal with their spinning skills. Mohit Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Ben Hilfenhaus bring in the best of seam bowling.

All-rounders: CSK has no dearth of all-rounders and in shorter version of the game they play an indispensable role. Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mithun Manhas, John Hastings, and Vijay Shankar can be equally good in both the departments. Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin and Dwayne Smith complement as second string all-rounders.

Support Staff: Former Kiwi captain Stephan Fleming is team’s head coach, he will be assisted by former Australian pacer Andy Bichel as bowling coach and Stephan Rixon as fielding coach.

SQUAD:

Indian Players: MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Mohit Sharma, Baba Aparajith, Ashish Nehra, Mithun Manhas, Ishwar Pandey, Pawan Negi, Vijay Shankar, Ronit More.

Foreign Players: Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Bravo, Matt Henry, John Hastings, FAF du Plessis, Dwayne Smith, Samuel Badree, Ben Hilfenhaus.

  • Md Yusuf

    csk is more strong than before so this year csk……….

    • saishyam

      nice guy

  • SUDARSAN .G

    very strong team csk 2014 win to csk

  • legend

    This should be the playing XI of CSK= D smith, B Mccullum, S Raina, Faf Du Plessis, B Aparajith, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, R Ashwin, M Sharma, I Pandey.

    • saishyam

      yup right

      • akash

        This year csk wins cup all the best to all the kings of chennai especially dhoni and bravo and raina

        • arman

          thanks i also really want that csk will win this world cup he have a very good players like D smith, B Mccullum, S Raina etc.

  • saishyam

    having one of the best record holders like mccullum CSK is going to set fire to the stage this time

  • PRABHAT KUMAR TIWARI

    This should be the playing XI of CSK= D smith, B Mccullum, S Raina, Faf Du Plessis, B Aparajith, MS Dhoni, R Jadeja, DJ Bravo, R Ashwin, M Sharma, I Pandey.

    ms dhoni best captan in india

    • arunraj

      Mithun manhas has an edge over b aprajith in terms of experience

  • SRIHARIVASH

    csk can won cup by stars our teams

  • N.Muthukumar.Emaneswaram

    No one beat csk, be’coz of our csk players got some experience and new players also.i believe that, csk is the winner of IPL 2014. God grace CSK…….

  • Chandru

    Matchi vidthinga.,,,,,,
    Oru match kooda naama thorkkak koodathu maapla……

  • Manicks Lakshmi

    CSK “The Best: IPL team.. you people r really gonna rock this year.. 2014 is ours csk.. MS Dhoni “The Best” captain in the world <3 Love u MSD <3
    Chennai Super Kings ku Whistle podu :-)

  • Arun

    can anybody tell me who all are(players) playing in today’s match?

  • jeffrin deva saroj

    !yes!yes!yes!

  • Shantam chakraborty

    Though Punjab is in a very nice form i hope csk defeats them and wins the IPL and in the near future also the Champions league