In this T20 league of Cricket South Africa, CSK has also signed two big IPL players for its Johannesburg franchise.
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Chennai Super Kings A big wish that has not been fulfilled. Team captain in IPL Mahendra Singh Dhoni Couldn’t make it a part of her new franchise. cricket south africa The Board of Control for Cricket in India has thwarted CSK’s plan to mentor Dhoni in the new T20 league. Nevertheless, CSK has got some consolation and CSK has decided to join their new franchise named Johannesburg Super Kings. Faf du Plessis has been made captain.
Duplessi handed over the command
cricket website espn-cricinfo It has been revealed in a report that CSK has handed over the command of the team to former South African captain Du Plessis for their new franchise. CSK signed Du Plessis as the first player for the Johannesburg franchise. Du Plessis has been a part of Chennai Super Kings in IPL for about 10 years, but this time he was bought by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Legendary coach also got support
Now the pairing of Duplessi and CSK is frozen again. Another success for CSK is having his coach. The group has also tied up for the South African League with former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming, who was part of CSK as the head coach of the team since the beginning of the IPL. Under Fleming’s guidance, CSK has won the IPL title 4 times, while the team reached the finals several times.
Apart from Fleming, CSK has appointed Eric Simmons as the assistant coach, who is also part of the team’s coaching staff in the IPL. It has also been told in the report that the team is also in talks to make former South Africa all-rounder Albie Morkel a part of its coaching staff. Morkel was a part of CSK in the initial few seasons of the IPL and contributed to making the team the champions.
Signed these players
If we talk about Johannesburg Super Kings, then the team has signed Duplessi with a salary of $ 3.5 lakh, or about Rs 3 crore. Apart from Du Plessis, the team has signed England all-rounder Moeen Ali and Sri Lankan spinner Mahish Teekshana. Both these players are part of CSK in IPL.