Full List of Chennai Super Kings squad and support staff

Considering their squad depth and experience, the ‘Daddies Army’ will be aiming to clinch their fourth IPL title.

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Chennai Super Kings. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Chennai Super Kings, lead by ‘Thala’ MS Dhoni, will be aiming to again deliver a consistent performance in the league. CSK are the only IPL team to qualify for the playoff stage in each edition of their appearance in the league. Their consistency was evident when they toppled defending champions Mumbai Indians at Abu Dhabi in the season-opener.

Chasing has always been one of CSK’s strengths and they had no struggle in hunting down MI’s total in the opening IPL 2020 fixture. After cruising to a positive start, Dhoni and his Yellow Army lost their way a bit against the Rajasthan Royals losing the game by 16 runs. And they will be hoping to comeback strongly against the Delhi Capitals on September 25.

The Chennai franchise was jolted after multiple members of their contingent tested coronavirus positive after reaching the UAE. To make things worse, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh also decided to pull out from the tournament. Galloping over all the obstacles, CSK justified their ‘Favourites’ tag in the season-opener itself.

CSK have depth in their squad yet again

Considering their squad depth and experience, the ‘Daddies Army’ will be aiming to clinch their fourth IPL title. In absence of Harbhajan, veteran Piyush Chawla is expected to steer the spin department. Meanwhile, Ambati Rayudu or Ruturaj Gaikwad are anticipated to fill Raina’s void. R Sai Kishore, Sam Curran, Josh Hazlewood are the other additions to the squad.

Faf du Plessis, who hit a brilliant half-century in the opening game, is also expected to deliver at a consistent rate along with Shane Watson. Dhoni himself will be itching to perform with his willow upon his return to the game after a year. CSK fans were elated when their ‘Thala’ walked on the field for the toss against MI.

CSK also have no dearth of spinners on UAE tracks with the names like Imran Tahir, Ravindra Jadeja, Mitchell Santner, Karn Sharma, Piyush Chawla and R Sai Kishore in their ranks. CSK have had a special relationship with Australian pacers and Hazlewood might also turn out to be effective for them. Along with him, CSK also have the lethal duo of Deepak Chahar and Lungi Ngidi. While Chahar is known for his effect swing bowling, Rabada is famous for his blistering pace.

Full CSK squad for IPL 2020:

Player Role
MS Dhoni WK, Captain, Batsman
Imran Tahir Bowler
Deepak Chahar Bowler
Faf du Plessis Batsman
Shardul Thakur Bowler
Mitchell Santner All-Rounder
Dwayne Bravo All-Rounder
Josh Hazlewood Bowler
Kedar Jadhav Batsman
Karn Sharma Bowler
Piyush Chawla Bowler
Ambati Rayudu Batsman
Lungi Ngidi Bowler
Sam Curran All-Rounder
Monu Kumar Bowler
Shane Watson Batsman
R Sai Kishore Bowler
Narayan Jagadeesan Batsman
Ruturaj Gaikwad Batsman
KM Asif Bowler
Ravindra Jadeja All-Rounder
Murali Vijay Batsman

CSK coaching and support staff for IPL 2020:

Name Role
Stephen Fleming Head Coach
Batting Coach Michael Hussey
Bowling Coach Lakshmipathy Balaji
Eric Simons Bowling Consultant
Rajiv Kumar Fielding Coach
Narasimhan V Throwdown Specialist
Tommy Simsek Physio
Greg King Physical Trainer
Lakshmi Narayanan High Performance Analyst
Madhu Thottappilil Team Doctor

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