Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni reached Chennai on Thursday for the team’s training camp for IPL 2021. The franchise is looking to start their camp by March 8 or 9, confirmed CSK CEO, Kasi Viswanathan on Thursday. The franchise finished seventh in IPL 2020 and will be looking to getting back to their best like the previous season. Last season was the first time when the franchise did not make it to the finals of the tournament. Along with Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu and a few other local players will also be joining in the camp.
Speaking to ANI, CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that the team is looking to start the camp for the upcoming season of the IPL by 8th or 9th of March.
“We are looking to start our camp from the 8th or 9th as we look to prepare for the upcoming edition of the IPL. Skipper MS Dhoni is here and the likes of Ambati Rayudu and all those available will be a part of the camp. We are also looking at the Tamil Nadu boys who are part of the team to join in,” he said.
MS Dhoni Reaches Chennai For IPL 2021 Training Camp
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MS Dhoni’s CSK released a few of their veterans ahead of the IPL 2021 player auction. Harbhajan Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Murali Vijay and Piyush Chawla were released from the squad. Shane Watson had earlier announced his retirement from all forms of cricket after the end of IPL 2020.Apart from the Aussie all-rounder, no other foreign player was released from the squad.
In the players’ auction held on February 18, Chennai bought the likes of Moeen Ali and K Gowtham. The side also added Cheteshwar Pujara to their ranks for the upcoming IPL 2021. The return of Suresh Raina will bolster the batting line-up after the southpaw was retained ahead of the upcoming IPL season.
Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N. Jagadeesan (wk), Robin Uthappa, MS Dhoni (c&wk), Ravindra Jadeja, Sam Curran, Dwayne Bravo, Karn Sharma, R. Sai Kishore, Mitchell Santner, Imran Tahir, Deepak Chahar, Shardul Thakur, Lungi Ngidi, Josh Hazlewood, KM Asif
Moeen Ali (INR 7 Cr), K Gowtham (INR 9.25 Cr), Cheteshwar Pujara (INR 50 L), M Harisankar Reddy (INR 20 L), K. Bhagath Varma (INR 20 L), C Hari Nishanth (INR 20 L)