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CSK-owned franchise ropes in Faf du Plessis as marquee signing for upcoming CSA T20 League

Du Plessis, who played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL last season, was part of the CSK from 2011 to 2021 Du Plessis, who played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL last season, was part of the CSK from 2011 to 2021 Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been roped in by the Johannesburg franchise owned by IPL giants Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as their marquee signing for the inaugural edition of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 League, according to a report. Du Plessis, who played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL last season, was part of the CSK from 2011 to 2021, except for 2016 and 2017 when the team was suspended. Wednesday was the last day for the direct acquisition of players for the six-team upcoming league. The inaugural e...
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CSK-owned franchise ropes in Faf du Plessis as marquee signing for upcoming CSA T20 League | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis has been roped in by the Johannesburg franchise owned by Indian Premier League giants Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as their marquee signing for the inaugural edition of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) T20 League, according to a report. Du Plessis, who played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the IPL last season, was part of the CSK from 2011 to 2021, except for 2016 and 2017 when the team was suspended. Wednesday was the last day for the direct acquisition of players for the six-team upcoming league. The inaugural edition of the CSA T20 League is scheduled to be played in January-February 2023, and all the six franchises in the tournament have been acquired by current IPL team owners. Apart from CSK owning the Johannesburg-bas...
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MS Dhoni instilled confidence in me, no shortcuts to get into Team India: Deepak Chahar | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: India's right-arm pace bowler Deepak Chahar has credited the growth in his cricketing career to former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni's advice, saying the veteran wicketkeeper-batter instilled a lot of confidence in him, which translated into good performances. Chahar, who missed the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL) season due to a hamstring injury and is ready for India comeback when the Asia Cup squad is announced on August 8, said: "Mahi bhai has given me a lot of advice. The best advice was to believe in myself. When I first played for CSK (Chennai Super Kings), the amount of confidence he gave me reflected in my performance. He's the number one captain. If he believes in you, you have to believe in yourself. The belief I got from playing for CSK was massive. That chang...
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Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Ruturaj Gaikwad have played a huge role in my cricketing journey: Pacer Mukesh Choudhary | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Chennai Super Kings left-arm pace bowler Mukesh Choudhary has revealed that the Chennai franchise skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and opening batter Ruturaj Gaikwad have had a big impact on his cricketing career since the time he became a part of the side in IPL 2022. The 26-year-old Choudhary, the leading wicket-taker for Maharashtra in the 2021/22 edition of Vijay Hazare Trophy, was bought by CSK for his base price of Rs 20 lakhs at the IPL 2022 mega auction. Since then, it has been great going for the pacer, though his side finished ninth this season. The quick ended up playing 13 matches in IPL 2022, taking 16 wickets with a best of 4/46 and a strike rate of 17. Despite doing well in the domestic season, Choudhary conceded he did not expect to be picked by CSK and then being g...
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All is well, says CSK official amid rift rumours with Ravindra Jadeja | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has removed all posts related to Chennai Super Kings' (CSK) 2021 and 2022 seasons from his social media account - an indication that all is not well between the all-rounder and the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise. However, an official from CSK tried to clear the air about the rift rumours and told ANI, " See, this is a personal call by him. We are not aware of such kinds of incidents from our side. All OK. Nothing is wrong." There have been some reports claiming that the all-rounder didn't wish Mahendra Singh Dhoni this year on his birthday on social media accounts, which he used to do till last year. Jadeja was named the captain of the CSK earlier this year after Dhoni relinquished his captaincy ahead of the IPL 2022 season. However, the all...
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Final whistle podu?: Is it over between CSK and Ravindra Jadeja?

Ravindra Jadeja, who was removed as Chennai Super Kings skipper in the mid season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, removed all posts related to the team from his official Instagram account, sparking rumours of a rift, that all is not well between the player and the franchise. Ahead of the season, CSK anointed Jadeja as MS Dhoni’s successor, first by retaining him for Rs 16 crore, vis-à-vis Dhoni’s Rs 12 crore, and then by making him the captain a couple of days before the start of the tournament. The idea was that the ex-skipper would mother-hen his successor, allowing him to grow into the job. Jadeja has been reverential towards Dhoni and he didn’t hesitate to lean heavily on the former captain for on-field decisions. But CSK’s poor start and Jadeja’s personal form prompted ...
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Comeback man Murali Vijay looks to enjoy cricket again | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: The sixth edition of the Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) --- to be held from June 23 till July 31 --- will see the return of opener Murali Vijay into competitive cricket after a gap of almost two years. The 38-year-old, who last featured during the 2020 IPL season for the Chennai Super Kings, will be padding up for the Ruby Trichy Warriors during the TNPL. On the reasons for him to be staying away from the game for such a long period of time, Vijay --- during a TNPL function on Saturday --- pointed out, "I wanted to play but I had a few injuries. Also my personal life was going through a fast pace and I wanted to slow it down. I wanted to see where as an individual I am standing, and that’s why I felt the break at that point of time was required. Luckily, TNCA has been very su...
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India vs South Africa: Dwaine Pretorius wants to inculcate Dhoni’s calmness and self-belief | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Preparing for the upcoming T20 series against India, South African all-rounder Dwaine Pretorius on Monday said he would like to inculcate the legendary MS Dhoni's calmness and self-belief. The South African made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings this year after joining the franchise for a base price of Rs 50 lakh. Pretorius played just six matches, scoring 44 runs and claiming six wickets with best bowling figures of 2 for 30. The limited opportunities notwithstanding, Pretorius said playing alongside Dhoni has been his biggest gain. "Playing my first IPL was a great experience. It was one of my bucket list items and that too to get the opportunity to play for CSK, one of the most successful franchises. I enjoyed every moment of it. You get a lot of responsibility as a pl...
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District-level cricket is where it all begins: MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

CHENNAI: Former India captain and IPL side Chennai Super Kings' stalwart Mahendra Singh Dhoni has stressed that district cricket is the most important things for budding cricketers, which opens the door for them to play state-level cricket and then pitchforks them into national limelight, adding that no player can reach the top level without going through this process. "Initially when I started playing cricket, the want, or the will was to score in that tournament. Why? Because, you could represent your district. Why do you want to represent your district? So that when you play an inter-district tournament and you do well, you are called for the selection trials for the state," said the skipper of one of the most successful IPL teams, which has won four titles --one less than Mumbai Ind...
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CSK and India pacer Deepak Chahar gets married | Off the field News – Times of India

Deepak Chahar, who unfortunately was ruled out of the just-concluded IPL 2022 because of an injury, married his long-time girlfriend Jaya Bhardwaj in Agra on Wednesday. Deepak's cousin Rahul, who also is an active cricketer, was present among the guests along with friends and family. However, a notable absentee was CSK's iconic skipper MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)The former India captain was away in Tamil Nadu as the chief guest at the silver jubilee function of the Thiruvallur District Cricket Association. After the marriage at Agra's JP Palace, the wedding reception is scheduled to be hosted at the ITC Maurya in Delhi, where expected to be in attendance are top Indian cricketers, including Virat Kohli and his wife, Bollywood star Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source: Twitter)!(function(...
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Ambati Rayudu wants to leave Hyderabad, likely to play for Baroda next season | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Senior batter Ambati Rayudu could once again end up playing for Baroda in the next domestic season after having returned to Hyderabad a few seasons back. The controversial cricketer, who has always had run-ins with various cricket establishments throughout his career, seems to have hit a roadblock with HCA and once again wants to switch states. "Ambati Rayadu had approached us before the start of the IPL and expressed his desire to play for us," a senior Baroda Cricket Association (BCA) official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. "We then put up the matter before the Apex Council and the Apex Council is open for the move," the official added. However, the official maintained that things will be worked out. The 36-year-old right-handed batter in his career has played for Baroda...
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Gavaskar lands in soup for unsavoury remark on Hetmyer and his wife

The legendary Sunil Gavaskar landed himself in an unnecessary controversy after making an unwarranted remark about Rajasthan Royals batter Shimron Hetmyer and his wife. Gavaskar made the comment after Hetmyer, who returned to the playing XI after spending time with his wife for the birth of their child, came out to bat after the loss of five wickets with RR chasing 151 runs against Chennai Super Kings on Friday. Gavaskar, sitting at the commentary box, said: “Hetmyer’s wife delivered, will Hetmyer deliver for the Royals now?” This statement did not go down well with Twitterati, who blasted the former India skipper for his unsavoury remark. Hetmyer was blessed with a baby boy on May 10. After the birth of his child, Hetmyer returned to India and joined the RR squad. !function(f,b,e,v,n,...
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IPL 2022: CSK were not good enough to win close games, says coach Stephen Fleming | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) found it challenging to match their "catastrophic success" in IPL 2022 where the defending champions were not "good enough" to win tight games, feels head coach Stephen Fleming. One of the most successful sides in the IPL, the four-times champions ended their campaign at the penultimate spot, managing just four wins in 14 games. "There was mixed success. We sort of stuttered our way through. We had a number of games that were close, but we were not good enough to get across the line. "That's the normal story of the season we don't qualify," Fleming said after CSK's five-wicket loss to Rajasthan Royals on Friday. The New Zealander added that the team, comprising several new players, found it challenging to play the same way as previous seasons. "When you...
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IPL 2022, RR vs CSK: Ashwin’s all-round show seals top-two finish for Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

Ashwin's unbeaten 23-ball 40 takes Royals home, ensures top-two finishRajasthan Royals entered the game against Chennai Super Kings with clear intent to snatch away the second berth from Lucknow Super Giants. But CSK made it tough from them, almost choking them before Ravichandran Ashwin's experience and calm nerves ensured Royals a five-wicket win at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai on Friday. AS IT HAPPENED | SCORECARD | POINTS TABLEChasing 151, Royals began in a chancy fashion and lost Jos Buttler early, but opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 43 balls) played the perfect anchor before Ashwin struck a fluent, unbeaten 40 off 23 balls to take the team home. Again, it was collective potential and zeal that proved too strong for CSK. Sanju Samson's Royals will now face Gujarat Titans in Qual...
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IPL 2022, Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings Highlights: Ashwin stars with bat as RR beat CSK to finish second in standings | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Ravichandran Ashwin, once again, proved his utility with the bat when his team needed it the most as Rajasthan Royals defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets to finish the IPL league phase in Top-2 here on Friday. Ashwin remained unbeaten on 40 off 23 balls as RR completed the chase of 151 with two balls to go, grabbing the second place to set up a blockbuster clash with Gujarat Titans in the first play-off next Tuesday. As it happened | Scorecard | Points TableMoeen Ali top-scored for CSK with a 57-ball 93 before RR staged a remarkable comeback to restrict the yellow brigade to 150 for six in the allotted 20 overs. Young Yashasvi Jaiswal (59 off 44 balls) got RR off to a brisk start with back-to-back boundaries off Mukesh Choudhary in the innings' first over. In fact, by t...
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MS Dhoni News: MS Dhoni confirms he will play IPL next year to bid farewell to CSK fans | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Iconic two-time World Cup winning India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said he will "definitely" play in the IPL next year as not doing so would be "unfair" to the city after which the Chennai Super Kings is named and which treats him like its own. With this, the 40-year-old Dhoni put to rest speculations around his participation in the lucrative league next season. "Definitely, I will play next year. It would be unfair not to say thank you to Chennai, to not play in Chennai. It won't be nice to the CSK fans," Dhoni said at the toss for CSK's final match of the ongoing season, against Rajasthan Royals. Y. E. S! 👏 👏𝗠𝗦 𝗗𝗵𝗼𝗻𝗶 𝗪𝗶𝗹𝗹 𝗕𝗲 𝗕𝗮𝗰𝗸! 💛 💛 Follow the match ▶️ https://t.co/ExR7mrzvFI#TATAIPL | #RRvCSK |… https://t.co/A0YP5VEZ3J— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) 1653054336000"W...
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IPL 2022: A brand new champion this year? Yes, that’s very possible | Cricket News – Times of India

Over the 14 completed seasons of the IPL we have had a total of six teams (Rajasthan Royals, Deccan Chargers, Chennai Super Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians and Sunrisers Hyderabad) who have won the title. Since SRH won the title in 2016, as many as five titles have been shared between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings from 2017 to 2021. This season though, both Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings have already been eliminated from the playoffs race. After their narrow 2 run loss vs LSG on Wednesday, in what was one of the best matches of the season, KKR also found themselves officially out of the running. That makes it three former champions and the three most successful teams in the history of the tournament ruled out of contention for the title this year. And that ...
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Shimron Hetmyer returns, likely to be available for game against Chennai Super Kings | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Rajasthan Royals batter Shimron Hetmyer, who had flown to Guyana for the birth of his first child, has rejoined the squad and is likely to be available for the side's final league match on Friday. The big-hitting West Indian had flown to Guyana for the birth of his son on May 8, missing the matches against Delhi Capitals and Lucknow Super Giants. "Hetmyer is back and is currently in quarantine," an IPL source told PTI. The Royals, who sit second on the points table, are on course for a top two finish after they defeated Lucknow Super Giants by 24 runs. They take on Chennai Super Kings in their final league-stage game on Friday. The-25-year-old Hetmyer, who was bought by the Royals for Rs 8.5 crore in the auction, has been a vital cog for the former champions this season. He has ...
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Wriddhiman Saha great player of short ball: Gary Kirsten | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Gujarat Titans mentor Gary Kirsten on Sunday heaped praise on Wriddhiman Saha, saying the wicket-keeper batter understands his game really well and is "great" against the short-ball. Gujarat Titans rode on Saha's solid 67 not out to tame Chennai Super Kings by seven wickets and book their place in the Qualifier 1. Saha scored an unbeaten 67. “We have been obviously very impressed (with Saha). It is great to have him (Saha) in the team. He is a real professional. And he has got good experience in the IPL and in all (forms) of cricket,” Kirsten said at the virtual-post-match press conference. On Sunday too, Saha once again went hammer and tongs in the power-play, striking seven boundaries and a six. “He (Saha) understands his game and plays really well in the power-play. For us, h...
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Batting first was not a good idea: MS Dhoni | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni admitted that opting to bat first in their IPL match against table toppers Gujarat Titans was not a good idea as his side lost by seven wickets on Sunday. Already out of contention for a play-off berth, CSK suffered their ninth loss of the season to remain rooted in ninth place in the standings. "Batting first wasn't a very good idea. It was tough to hit the faster bowlers in the first half, spinners-wise it was similar," Dhoni said at the post-match presentation. CSK posted 133 for 5 with opener Ruturaj Gaikwad top-scoring with a 49-ball 53. GT chased down the target with five balls to spare. "Sai bowled well. We could have pushed Shivam up but would have beaten the purpose of having Jaggi in the side. Had it been earlier in the ...