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Monday, April 6, 2009

Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2009

Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League is lead by Indian captain MS Dhoni. Chennai were the runner-up in the 1st edition of IPL in 2008. Last season they had MS Dhoni as the most expensive cricketer and this season's most expensive player Andew flintoff is also in their squad.

Squad of Chennai Super Kings in DLF IPL 2009:
International: Muttaih Muralitharan and Thilhan Thushara (Sri Lanka), George Bailey, Matthew Hayden and Michael Hussey (will not play)(Australia), Albie Morkel and Makhaya Ntini (South Africa), Jacob Oram and Stephen Fleming (New Zealand) and Andrew Flintoff (England)

Indian players: MS Dhoni, Parthiv Patel, S Badrinath, Suresh Raina, L. Balaji, M. Vijay, Joginder Sharma, Manpreet Singh Gony, R Ashwin, Sudeep Tyagi Abhinav Mukund, Viraj Kadbe, Shadab Jakati, Aniruddh Srikanth, Vidyut Sivaramakrishna, Palani Amarnath, KB Arun Karthik, N Einstein and Suresh Kumar

Head Coach: Stephen Fleming
Assistant Coach: Venkatesh Prasad
Physiotherapist: Tommy Simsek
Physical Trainer: Gregory King

Owner - India Cements Ltd.
Ambassadors - Joseph Vijay, Krishnamachari Srikkanth
Chief Selector - V. B. Chandrasekhar

Players to Watch:
Muttiah Muralitharan, MS Dhoni(c), Andrew Flintoff, S Raina and M Hayden

Changes in 2009:
Chennai have had lots some changes in 2nd edition of Indian Premier League. First change is that they brought English player A Flintoff as the most expensive player. Australian Micheal Hussey is not going to play the 2nd IPL edition as he was given rest. New Zealander Jacob Oram, who was ruled out of test series in India is also in doubt due to injury to play.


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