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IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) team preview, fixtures & squad list – Indian Premier League

CSK IPL 2021 Preview
by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

IPL 2021, the 14th edition of Indian Premier League, is expected to begin next month: here’s a look at the Chennai Super Kings team preview and fixtures, as the MS Dhoni-led CSK side aim to make a better impact in the IPL 2021 season.

IPL 2020 was the first time Chennai failed to make it to the play-offs of the IPL. After the disastrous campaign the franchise would be looking to make a comeback in the upcoming season with a return to their home ground in Chepauk, Chennai close to a reality.

IPL 2021 CSK team preview

Chennai Super Kings had lost Shane Watson, who retired, and had pertinent issues in the middle-order heading into the auction. They ironed that out with the purchase of Moeen Ali, also allowing them to plug the hole of an off-spinner. Krishnappa Gowtham was another player added to bolster the spin-bowling department.

Chennai’s retention list had few surprises as they have always wanted to retain the core of their squad. The big guns were retained for the upcoming season despite the odd season they had in UAE. They also added experience in the form of Cheteshwar Pujara, someone they will hope makes a decent impact on the slow surfaces in Chennai.

Chennai Super Kings coaching staff

Team manager – Russell Radhakrishnan
Captain – Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Head coach – Stephen Fleming
Batting coach – Michael Hussey
Bowling coach – Lakshmipathy Balaji
Bowling consultant – Eric Simons
Fielding coach – Rajiv Kumar
Physical trainer –  Greg King

Chennai Super Kings squad

MS Dhoni (c), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Faf du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Robin Uthappa, Ravindra Jadeja, Deepak Chahar, Dwayne Bravo, Shardul Thakur, Imran Tahir, Sam Curran, Karn Sharma, N. Jagdeesan, KM Asif, Sai Kishore, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Moeen Ali, K Gowtham, Cheteshwar Pujara, M Harisankar Reddy, K Bhagath Varma, C Hari Nishaanth.

Chennai Super Kings IPL 2021 Fixtures

10/04 – Chennai Super Kings v Delhi Capitals, Mumbai, 7.30pm

16/04 – Punjab Kings v Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai, 7.30pm

19/04 – Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai, 7.30pm

21/04 – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai, 7.30pm

25/04 – Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers, Mumbai, 3.30pm

28/04 – Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad, Delhi, 7.30pm

01/05 – Mumbai Indians vs Chennai Super Kings, Delhi, 7.30pm

05/05 – Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings, Delhi, 7.30pm

07/05 – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings, Delhi, 7.30pm

09/05 – Chennai Super Kings vs Punjab Kings, Bangalore, 3.30pm

12/05 – Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Bangalore, 7.30pm

16/05 – Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians, Bangalore, 7.30pm

21/05 – Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata, 7.30pm

23/05 – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata, 7.30pm

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