IPO Team analysis: Chennai Super kings


India team franchise assembled strong lineup for the inaugural Indian Premier League 20-20 tournament. They aggressively bought Indian twenty20 team captain Dhoni for Rs 6 crore by defeating Mumbai and Bengaluru franchises. It strategically bought good all-rounders and good twenty20 players like Joginder Sharma and Suresh Raina. Experienced players are this team’s assets and may become weakness.

 Chennai IPL Team review:


Team motto: Chennai Super Kings: Fearless Entertainers who will play to win.

Rating: 4/5.

Money spent on players: 23.2 crore.

Franchise: Srinivasan of India Cements.

Coach: Kepler Wessels (South Africa).


Strong points:


1. M.S. Dhoni- most valuable 20-20 player in the world and the captain of the first twenty20 cricket world cup winning Indian team.

2. World best spinner, Muralidharan.

3. Most dangerous all-rounders- Jacob Oram and Albie Morkel.


Weak points:


1. Who will partner Hayden? Fleming is not right choice.

2. Aged players like Ntini, Hayden, Hussey and Fleming.


Chennai super kings team:


1. MS Dhoni- India- 6 crore.

2. Matthew Hayden- Australia- 1.5 crore.

3. Stephen Fleming- New Zealand- 1.4 crore.

4. Suresh Raina- India- 2.6 crore.

5. Michael Hussey- Australia- 1 crore.

6. Jacob Oram- New Zealand- 2.7 crore.

7. Albie Morkel- South Africa- 2.7 crroe.

8. Parthiv Patel- india- Wicket Keeper- 1.3 crore.

9. Makhaya Ntini- South Africa- 0.8 crore.

10. Joginder Singh- India- 0.9 crore.

11. Muttiah Muralitharan- Sri Lanka- 2.4 crore.


If the experienced players can play to their full potential, Chennai super kings may outshine Hyderabad team.


Verdict: Second strongest team in the IPL tournament.



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