LIVE SCORE CSK TEAM 2018, CSK PROBABLE 11, CHENNAI SUPER KINGS TEAM 2018, CSK NEWS 2018, CHENNAI SUPER KINGS SCHEDULE FOR IPL 2018
Despite returning to the Indian Premier League after a break of two years, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) are expected to give all the other IPL franchises a rough time in the upcoming 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL). We look at the complete Chennai Super Kings Team 2018 preview; live score CSK Team 2018, CSK News 2018, which would include CSK Playing 11, CSK Probable 11, Chennai Super Kings Schedule 2018, CSK Team List 2018, Chennai Super Kings Jersey details and more. Led by the SRH coach 2018 Stephen Fleming and the mercurial CSK captain 2018 MS Dhoni, CSK team 2018 looks set to rewrite IPL history in the 2018 season.
IPL 2018: Probable CSK Playing 11
Out of an exceptionally talented CSK team 2018, eleven men will be given the task to form CSK playing 11 this season featuring some of the world’s best veteran cricketers. The makeup for the CSK Playing 11 or CSK Probable 11 would see the newly signed Shane Watson, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma and Kedar Jadhav walk straight into the CSK playing 11 while the rest of the CSK playing 11 revolves around the players who helped CSK build their IPL legacy from 2008-2015.
Probable CSK playing 11 in IPL 2018 – Murali Vijay, Shane Watson, Suresh Raina, Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni (C) (WK), Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo, Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, Karn Sharma, Shardul Thakur
CSK Team 2018 Openers – Murali Vijay and Shane Watson
The CSK team 2018 has its fair share of formidable middle-order batsmen in the Chennai Super Kings team list but the franchise seems to have compromised a little on the quality openers. The franchise’s best bet will be to send in India Test opening batsman Murali Vijay and former Australia dasher Shane Watson to open the innings for CSK team 2018 in the upcoming IPL season 11.
CSK Playing 11 Middle Order – Suresh Raina, Faf Du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo
The ‘yellow brigade’ had executed their player retention plans brilliantly, something which Chennai Super Kings squad has always been known for. CSK retained former India skipper and current wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni, limited-overs explosive batsman Suresh Raina, and Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the Chennai Super Kings team list.
Chennai Super Kings’ batting middle order will be full of hard-hitting batsmen from all around the world; Suresh Raina, South Africa captain across all formats Faf du Plessis, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, and West Indies star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo.
The tail-end of the Chennai Super Kings lineup will see all-rounders – Ravindra Jadeja, Harbhajan Singh, and Karn Sharma help the team at the crease in the times of adversity.
CSK 2018 team – Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Harbhajan Singh, Ravindra Jadeja, Karn Sharma
CSK have their pace section covered with Dwayne Bravo and Shardul Thakur’s excellent right-arm medium fast bowling. On the other hand, the spin-bowling section will be taken care of by the veteran Indian off-spin specialist Harbhajan Singh.
To accompany the off-spinning veteran, CSK has potent leg-spinners in Ravindra Jadeja and Karn Sharma, with Kedar Jadhav as the ideal backup spinner in the CSK team 2018.
CSK Captain for IPL 2018 – MS Dhoni
After having retained MS Dhoni during the player retention process earlier in January, CSK had never intended to keep it a secret that the captain of the franchise for the upcoming IPL season 11 will be none other than the former Indian captain, MS Dhoni, who has always been a favorite leader for the ‘yellow brigade’. CSK captain will be the standout feature for Chennai’s return to the IPL as Dhoni made a huge name for himself as the CSK captain winning Indian Premier League and Champions League titles.
Dhoni has been the MVP for Chennai Super Kings in all the previous IPL campaigns, as the CSK captain and in the IPL 2018 edition, the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman will re-assume the role of team captain and revive Chennai’s name back on the IPL stage.
CSK Coach for IPL 2018 – Stephen Fleming
Chennai Super Kings had appointed the former New Zealand captain and veteran cricketer, Stephen Fleming, as the Head Coach for the franchise’s campaign for the upcoming IPL season 11. Stephen Fleming has also played for CSK in the IPL season of 2008, where he played in 10 matches and scored 196 runs.
Later in 2009, Stephen Fleming was appointed as the Coach of the CSK franchise after retiring as a player from the IPL team. He has been quite successful in his coaching role with the team, winning the IPL 2010, CLT20 2010 and IPL 2011.
Stephen Fleming has coached Chennai Super Kings for 6 years, before the team got banned for two years by the IPL Governing Council. And now as CSK has returned to the fore, Stephen Fleming has returned as the head coach. He will now try and lead the team to another IPL glory, working in close tandem with Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni.
Live Score CSK Team 2018
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CSK Schedule for IPL 2018
Full list of Chennai Super Kings’ schedule for IPL 2018:
|April 7 Saturday||Mumbai Indians||8 PM||Wankhede Stadium Mumbai|
|April 10 Tuesday||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 PM||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|April 15 Sunday||Kings XI Punjab||8 PM||Holkar Stadium Indore|
|April 20 Friday||Rajasthan Royals||8 PM||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|April 22 Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad||8 PM||Rajiv Gandhi Intl. Stadium, Hyderabad|
|April 25 Wednesday||Royal Challengers Bangalore||8 PM||M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore|
|April 28 Saturday||Mumbai Indians||8 PM||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|April 30 Monday||Delhi Daredevils||8 PM||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|May 3 Thursday||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 PM||Eden Gardens Kolkata|
|May 5 Saturday||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4 PM||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|May 11 Friday||Rajasthan Royals||8 PM||Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur|
|May 13 Sunday||Sunrisers Hyderabad||8 PM||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
|May 18 Friday||Delhi Daredevils||8 PM||Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi|
|May 20 Sunday||Kings XI Punjab||8 PM||MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai|
CSK Key Players for IPL 2018 – Faf du Plessis, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni
Suresh Raina – Suresh Raina has been out of favour from the Indian cricket team, but in no way does it tell anything about his impact in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in all seasons. He has been the highest run-scorer of the IPL with 4,540 runs in 157 matches. The 31-year-old left-handed batsman is also a handy off-spin bowler, which CSK would surely look to put to good use.
Faf du Plessis – In 2011, he was signed by the 2010 IPL Champions Chennai Super Kings for US$120,000 at the Indian Premier League player auction. Du Plessis had a very successful season with the Chennai Super Kings scoring 398 runs in IPL 2012. Du Plessis has never got out for a duck in his career, until the qualifier 2 match against Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2014, where he was dismissed for a golden duck. Expectations are set, however, for Du Plessis, and he will definitely be one of the key players in the ‘yellow brigade’.
MS Dhoni – MS Dhoni, the former Team India captain and current wicketkeeper-batsman, was signed by the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for US 1.5 million dollars, making him the most expensive player in the auction of the first season of IPL. Under MS Dhoni’s captaincy, CSK have won two IPL titles and the 2010 Champions League Twenty20. In 2018, CSK returned to IPL after two years, and Dhoni, who has become almost synonymous with the IPL team CSK, was retained first hand to lead the franchise to another successful IPL campaign. Dhoni will return to the franchise as the CSK captain and it will be exciting to see Mahi go head to head in a competitive tournament as the skipper of a team.
Here is a video of how the Chennai Super Kings team 2018 looks like, by Cricbuzz;
CSK Predictions for IPL 2018
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has always been one of the top contenders of the Indian Premier League (IPL) title, since the very inception of the Indian T20 league. And the other team, which has always been making life tough for CSK is Mumbai Indians (MI), which has been the IPL champion for the highest number of times among all the eight IPL franchises.
Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians have played 3 IPL finals against each other, in which MI has beaten CSK two times. We expect highly intense match-ups between the two franchises in the 11th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018) as well. Get all latest updates and CSK News 2018 on Rooter News.
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