The Chennai Super Kings are back in the IPL after suspension and with some top Indian stars already signed to the team, they are looking to come back with a bang in 2018. The eyes of Indian cricket will be on the two teams returning from suspension, and with that in mind we should see the Super Kings put together a very impressive group of players for their campaign.
The IPL retained lists are available to view for the 2018 season and from the list we can see that the Super Kings have retained three players, all of which are Indian stars. They have retained MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja, and all three will be expected to make a huge contribution. Michael Hussey has been roped in as a batting coach for CSK.
All three players need no introductions, they are household names not only in India, but around the world. All three have huge experience playing all three formats of the game and they have all played T20 cricket at the highest level. Both Dhoni and Raina are huge crowd favourites and bringing them back in the season would certainly get the crowds flocking back.
The three of them give the Super Kings a very impressive start to their batting line-up, and they also give them some flexibility. Dhoni will keep wicket for them, solving the issue of signing a wicket keeper, and Jadeja provides them with a great spin bowling option as well as being able to bat. Raina’s strength lies with the bat and he can punish a team in the final few overs of the game coming in to bat in the middle order when runs are needed.
With Dhoni on board they also have a man who has experience captaining teams at the highest international level and this will give them a great edge. When the games are close with a few overs to go, Dhoni will have all the experience needed to guide his team home to victory, and that could be what wins them some important games throughout the season.
After winning the tournament in 2010 and 2011, the Chennai Super Kings have a winning tradition that they will want to continue now they are back in the league. With three great signings so far they have built a fantastic platform and now they need to add depth in the auction. That auction is not too far away, so fans eagerly waiting for the return of the Super Kings will not have much longer to wait to see who will play for them in the 2018 season.
The first season back will be tough for Chennai and a lot of work will have to be put in off the field to get them going. However, with two stars leading the way, and two huge fan favourites, confidence is already extremely high around the franchise. They have won the IPL before on two occasions, and with a point to prove you would be silly backing against them to make it three titles any time soon, they have the determination and skill required to win another title.
Their home ground, M. A. Chidambaram Stadium, is situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu and is owned by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd. Their home ground has a capacity of 40,000. IPL Chennai super kings players list 2018 will be placed below.
Chennai Super Kings Team Players List: CSK Team Squad IPL 2018
|INDIAN PLAYERS||FOREIGN PLAYERS|
|MS Dhoni||Faf du Plessis|
|Ravindra Jadeja||Dwayne Bravo|
|Suresh Raina||Shane Watson|
|Harbhajan Singh||Imran Tahir|
|Kedar Jadhav||Mitchell Santner|
|Ambati Rayudu||Lungisani Ngidi|
|Karan Sharma||Sam Billings|
|Shardul Thakur||Mark Wood|