CHENNAI SUPER KINGS IPL SCHEDULE 2015: TIME TABLE OF CSK MATCHES IN IPL T20 CRICKET TOURNAMENT
Beginning the eighth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) as firm favourites is Chennai Super Kings (CSK), the most consistent performers of the tournament. With an enviable record of being champions twice, runners-up thrice and fourth twice in last seven seasons, Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s CSK yet again appear to be the team to watch and beat in the IPL 2015, which takes place April 8-May 24.
The Super Kings will begin their quest for record third title against a revamped Delhi Daredevils side on April 9 at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Unlike last season, Dhoni’s side is scheduled to play the home matches in Chennai in IPL 2015. Also Read: Chennai Super Kings Team in Indian Premier League 2015 – Team Profile.
Led by the Captain Cool under the guidance of coach Stephen Fleming, the former New Zealand captain, CSK have evolved into a close-knit unit with a nucleus of players who have been together for most of the seven seasons. So notable is its record that the team has provided a lesson in team building while reposing unswerving faith in its players, irrespective of their form. For the 2015 season, the team is brimming with experience and talent, a sure recipe for success. Also Check- Full List of Players bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Team for IPL 2015: IPL 8 Players Auction.
At first glance, the Super Kings appear batting heavy with two strong hitters in West Indian Dwayne Smith and New Zealander Brendon McCullum who recently led the Black Caps to the World Cup final. They are backed by the likes of all-rounders Francois du Plessis (South Africa) and Dwayne Bravo (West Indies) besides India’s very own Dhoni and Suresh Raina while Australian veteran Michael Hussey returns after spending a disappointing 2014 season with Mumbai Indians.
Over the past seven seasons, Dhoni has shown a marked aversion to experimentation, but conversely, it has helped him to nurture and build a strong core group comprising home players while resorting to rotating the foreign signings. In the event, the Super Kings team has evolved into a thoroughbred capable of winning the trophy as the odds-on favourites.