CSK Complete Squad: Key players, Captain, CSK hotel in UAE, Price, CSK players salary, IPL Records All you need to know- The second most successful franchisee in the IPL history- Chennai Super Kings are preparing on their full swing for the second leg of IPL 2021. The yellow brigade ranked second on the points tally when the first phase of the tournament was abruptly called off in May. Heading into phase two of the tournament, MS Dhoni-led side would try to carry the same momentum.
As the team has landed in the UAE and even started its practice sessions, questions have been mongering regarding CSK’s squad for the blockbuster contest against Mumbai Indians (MI) on September 19 which will also be the first match of the second phase of the tournament.
CSK Complete Squad for the second leg
CSK are the only franchise which have a full squad in hand for the second phase of the cash-rich league.
Squad: MS Dhoni (C), Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ambati Rayudu, Imran Tahir, Josh Hazlewood, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Lungi Ngidi, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja, Moeen Ali, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, K Gowtam, Sam Curran, Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Santner, Jagadeesan N, KM Asif, R Sai Kishore, C Hari Nishaanth, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Verma
However, concerns are mongering for CSK as their star opener Faf Du Plessis’s participation is a little skeptical. Du Plessis who will join the CSK squad at a later stage officially withdrew from The Hundred earlier following a concussion bout.
CSK Key players: 4 Key players for CSK
- Moeen Ali
The England all-rounder was the star performer for the side during Phase 1 and something similar is expected from him in the UAE leg too. CSK’s new number 03, Moeen Ali slammed 206 runs in six innings at an average of 34.33 and a strike rate of 157.25. He also picked up five wickets and turned a couple of games on his own.
- Sam Curran
Sam Curran is a key all-rounder for the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings. The English all-rounder had a wonderful outing in the IPL 2020 edition and was one of the few positives for the side which had a forgettable campaign. In IPL 2020, Sam Curran scored 186 runs and also picked up 13 wickets in 14 innings.
- Faf du Plessis
Chennai Super Kings batting mainstay Faf du Plessis is the third leading run-getter in the IPL 2021 phase 1. The former South Africa skipper has amassed 320 runs in 7 innings at an average of 64.00, including 4 fifties. He is a vital cog in the batting lineup for CSK.
4. Ravindra Jadeja
The third retained player by CSK ahead of the IPL 2018 Player Auction, Ravindra Jadeja has been MS Dhoni’s go-to-man when he needed to break a partnership and the left-armer has delivered the goods on many occasions. His presence gives Dhoni the extra cushion of playing an additional batsman if needed.
In IPL 2021 Jadeja scored 131 runs and also picked up 6 wickets in 7 innings.
IPL 2021 : Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Captain
MS Dhoni – Mahendra Singh Dhoni, is an Indian international cricketer who captained the Indian national team in limited-overs formats from 2007 to 2016 and in Test cricket from 2008 to 2014. He is the only captain in the history of Cricket to win all ICC trophies.
IPL Salary 2020 – 15 Crore
Total IPL Salary – 152.8Crore
IPL Moneyball Rank – 1
Country – India
CSK camp in the UAE
The yellow brigade was the second franchisee to reach the Gulf country after the arch-rivals Mumbai Indians. MS Dhoni-led side landed in the UAE on August 13 and straightaway went into six-day mandatory quarantine before commencing their practice sessions.
IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Complete Squad: Key players, Captain, CSK hotel in UAE, Price, CSK players salary, IPL Records
CSK’s practice drills for the second leg
CSK players successfully completed their quarantine and had their first training session on August 19. The team is training at the ICC Academy in Dubai for the second phase of the tournament.
CSK’s schedule for second phase of tournament
CSK will kick off its IPL 2021 phase 2 against Mumbai Indians in Dubai and would be looking to continue its dominance.
|Match No.||Day||Date||Time (IST)||Match||Venue|
|30||Sunday||19-Sep-21||07:30 PM||CSK vs MI||Dubai|
|35||Friday||24-Sep-21||07:30 PM||RCB vs CSK||Sharjah|
|38||Sunday||26-Sep-21||03:30 PM||CSK vs KKR||Abu Dhabi|
|44||Thursday||30-Sep-21||07:30 PM||SRH vs CSK||Sharjah|
|47||Saturday||02-Oct-21||07:30 PM||RR vs CSK||Abu Dhabi|
|50||Monday||04-Oct-21||07:30 PM||DC vs CSK||Dubai|
|53||Thursday||07-Oct-21||03:30 PM||CSK vs PBKS||Dubai|
CSK’s hotel in UAE
CSK contingent is staying is the lavish Th8 Palm in Dubai. The swanky hotel is known to be one of the best properties in Dubai and offers a captivating view of Palm Jumeirah and Dubai’s iconic skyline. The luxury hotel’s per day stay price goes as high up to 30,000 a day.
CSK Complete Squad: Key players, Captain, CSK hotel in UAE, Price, CSK players salary, IPL Records All you need to know