The countdown to the 14th version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has begun and it is not simply followers who can not comprise their pleasure. Even gamers are gung-ho concerning the upcoming T20 cricket extravaganza, as evident from Chennai Super Kings (CSK) veteran Suresh Raina’s Instagram submit. Sitting subsequent to teammates Robin Uthappa and Dwayne Bravo, Raina is all smiles and has captioned the submit: “Three Musketeers together again!!”
The trendy southpaw had pulled out of the final version of IPL, which was delayed in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, reportedly as a consequence of private causes. With 5,368 runs in 193 video games, the 34-year-old batting mainstay of CSK is the second-highest run-getter in IPL historical past.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo was additionally compelled to tug out of the cash-rich league halfway final 12 months as a consequence of an harm. Bravo has been a key participant within the MS Dhoni-led franchise through the years.
For Uthappa, who started his IPL profession with Mumbai Indians in 2008, CSK might be his sixth franchise. He was traded by Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming season forward of the public sale.
He performed for Royal Challengers Bangalore within the 2009 and 2010 seasons. He then went to Pune Warriors India for 2011, 2012, and 2013 seasons, earlier than being acquired by Kolkata Knight Riders for six consecutive seasons – from 2014 to 2019. In 2020, he represented Rajasthan Royals.
A couple of days in the past, in one other Instagram submit on CSK’s official deal with, Uthappa stated that it felt good being on the market on the sector. Looking ahead to his stint with CSK, he added, “It’s good to be wearing yellow”.
The CSK camp has additionally been strengthened by the arrival of England all-rounder Sam Curran, who almost pulled it off single-handedly for England within the ODI sequence decider in Pune just a few days in the past.
With his worldwide commitments over, Curran, now, eyes a profitable IPL stint along with his Chennai aspect.
Some of the opposite gamers within the CSK camp, who didn’t function within the limited-overs leg of the India vs England sequence, have joined the group effectively prematurely.
India’s Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara is amongst those that joined the camp in Mumbai earlier, served his obligatory quarantine interval, and has begun coaching as effectively within the yellow jersey for the primary time. Pujara had final performed IPL in 2014. This February, throughout the public sale, he was purchased by CSK at his base worth of Rs 50 lakh.
CSK open their marketing campaign towards final 12 months’s runners-up Delhi Capitals in Mumbai on April 10. A day earlier, on April 9, the event kicks off with the sport between defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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