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Indian Premier League 2018: Full list of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) players and their Salaries
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is a franchise cricket team based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, which plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Founded in 2008, the team plays home games at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After the end of IPL’s two-year suspension from July 2015 for the alleged participation of their holders in 2013 Indian premier league bets and wagers, the Super Kings will return to the league in 2018.
Super Kings won the IPL title twice (in 2010 and 2011) and has the best ratio of all IPL teams (60.68). In addition, they also won the Champions League in 2010 and 2014. The top scorer is Suresh Raina, while Ravichandran Ashwin is the first box player. The value of the Super Kings brand in 2015 is estimated at $ 67 million, making it IPL third most valuable franchise.
The excitement grows throughout the country, while the most talented captains in India, MS Dhoni, returns to the yellow color of the 2016 IPL.
Despite the choice of a number of experienced activists on the first day of the auction, Chennai Super Kings chose a group of players without record. In addition, Dwayne Bravo and Faf du Plessis were retained by the franchise at the auction via the RTM card.
Here’s how the Chennai Super Kings are after the auction.
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Names of all 25 players who will represent Chennai Super Kings in the 2018 IPL season.
Total Players: 25
Overseas Players: 8
Batsmen: Faf du Plessis, Shane Watson, M Vijay, Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Chaitanya Bishnoi, Dhruv Shorey
Bowlers: Shardul Thakur, Deepak Chahar, KM Asif, Kanishk Seth, Mark Wood, Lungi Ngidi, Karn Sharma, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, Mitchell Santner
All-rounders: Ravindra Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Monu Kumar Singh, Kshitiz Sharma
Wicket-Keepers: MS Dhoni, N Jagadeesan, Sam Billings, Ambati Rayudu
Probable Playing XI: Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni, Dwayne Bravo, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Deepak Chahar
Verdict: Bowling lacks experience
Amidst all the buzz around MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja’s retention in the pre-auction event, Chennai Super Kings have made headlines in the auction by selecting a mix of veterans and rookies. They might also face an opening conundrum with Shane Watson, Murali Vijay, Sam Billings and Faf Du Plessis, all able to fill in the two spots.
The middle order may not worry the franchise, while the bowlers can be a bit of concern. Besides South African Lungi Nidi who destroyed the Indian batsmen at Cape Town, none of the Indian bowlers have had much exposure at this level.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Jersey colors
The base color of the team is yellow with blue and orange stripes on each side of the shirt. The shirt also features a roaring lion logo in the center of the shirt under the banner of the main sponsor, Aircel. The main side of the jersey has been the same since the first season without changes, except the status of the sponsor. The manufacturer has been several until 2014 Reebok and, as of 2015, the Australian manufacturer of sportswear and spartan clothing manufactures sets for the team.
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Indian Premier League 2018: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Full list of players and their salaries
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team 2018 Squad – List of 25 Players
- MS Dhoni (retained Rs 15 cr)
- Suresh Raina (retained Rs 11 cr)
- Ravindra Jadeja (retained Rs 7 cr)
- Kedar Jadhav (Rs 7.8 crore)
- Dwayne Bravo (Rs 6.4 crore)
- Karn Sharma (Rs 5 crore)
- Shane Watson (Rs 4 cr)
- Shardul Thakur (RS 2.6 cr)
- Ambati Rayudu (Rs 2.2 cr)
- Murali Vijay (Rs 2 cr)
- Harbhajan Singh (Rs 2 cr)
- Faf Du Plessis (Rs 1.6 cr)
- Mark Wood (Rs 1.5 cr)
- Sam Billings (Rs 1 cr)
- Muhammad Imran Tahir (Rs 1 crore)
- Deepak Chahar (Rs 80 lakh)
- Mitchell Santner (Rs 50 lakh)
- Lungisani Ngidi (Rs 50 lakh)
- KM Asif (Rs 40 lakh)
- Kshitiz Sharma (Rs 20 lakh)
- Monu Singh (Rs 20 lakh)
- Jagadeesan Narayan (Rs 20 lakh)
- Dhruv Shorey (Rs 20 lakh)
- Kanishk Seth (Rs 20 lakh)
- Chaitanya Bishnoi (Rs 20 lakh)