Chennai Super Kings in IPL 5 team 2012
As we know last year on January 8th 2010, Chennai Super Kings picked up three new players, Michael Hussey (Australia), Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) and India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha at the IPL 4 2011 player auction. Like Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings has retained four players. I hope CSK will try definitely for good Indian all rounder, Ravindra Jadeja who has the lowest base price of $100,000 when compared to highest reserve price of New zealand all rounder McCullum ($4,00,000) followed by Jayawardane, Anderson and Muralithatan whose base price is $3,00,000, $3,00,000 and $2,00,000 respectively.
CSK in IPL 5 auction yet again proved the smartest franchise in Indian premier league. Including these players Chennai Super Kings has cleverly played and brought Doug Bollinger for $700,000, R Ashwin for $850,000 and S Badrinath $800,000. They tried for Muttiah Muralitharan very badly. According to the acution details CSK tried for this spinner till the last moment but lost to Kochi IPL 4 Team for 1.1 million USD.
Getting back CSK player R Ashwin for $850,000 is actually a a good bargain. Almost all teams has started biding when R Ashwin name came up. This itself shows how much valuable player he is. It seems that Chennai Super Kings strengthened their bowling attack despite of loosing Murali. Besides they have added Australia speedster Ben Hilfenhaus, New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris, Sri Lankans Nuwan Kulasekara and Suraj Randiv were the other new face in the team. CSK has retained their old players Joginder Sharma and Sudeep Tyagi again by paying $150,000 & $240000 respectively.
Chennai managed to get South African player Francois du Plessis and made in to the list of CSK 2011 IPL Players. He was bought by Chennai Super Kings for $120,000, getting six times his base price.
They are waiting for their old players to come and trying to maintain more or less the older team so that chemistry between the players remain intact. IPL-5 auction is very interesting because each team have a clearest buying plans. Chennai Super Kings want everyone back, Kolkata Knight Riders want a brand new team, Royal Challengers Bangalore clearly went after a young team.
IPL-4 Chennai Super Kings Team IPL 4 CSK Team
Chennai Super Kings Batsmen in IPL season 4
• Murali VijayChennai Super Kings All Rounders in IPL season 4
• Suresh Raina
• George Bailey
• Michael Hussey
• Subramaniam Badrinath
• Faf du Plessis
• Albie MorkelChennai Super Kings Bowlers in IPL season 4
• Dwayne Bravo
• Scott Styris
• Doug BollingerChennai Super Kings Wicket Keepers in IPL season 4
• Sudeep Tyagi
• Ravichandran Ashwin
• Australia Ben Hilfenhaus
• Joginder Sharma
• Nuwan Kulasekara
• Suraj Randiv
• Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain)
• Wriddhiman Saha