Chennai retain Bravo for 2014 IPL
Chennai Super Kings article.
Chennai, India - The Chennai Super Kings, one of the most consistent teams in IPL History have retained MS Dhoni, R Ashwin, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo going into the IPL 2014 auction.
This year the championship rules allow for five players to be retained, of whom only four can be capped India players.
One of the primary reasons for the success of the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL since inception has been their strong focus on the nucleus of the side and here the team management have ensured that the core of the team remains undisturbed.
In keeping with this successful plan, this time too the team management have opted to keep their core team intact.
The Chennai Super Kings have had a glittering history in the IPL championship and is one of the most favourite teams with a huge fan following.
Riding on the immense success at the IPL, the team has gone ahead and executed many programmes designed to spread cricket to the far corners of the state and to constantly unearth and nurture new talent.
Currently their highly successful Junior Super Kings championship is being played out in Chennai.
Super Kings have been the most successful of the IPL franchises, making the final five times out of six, and winning on two occasions - in 2010 and 2011. In 2010, they did the double of winning the IPL and the Champions League T20.
Almost all of the retained players have attained cult status in the state and each is a master finisher and proven match winner. All of them carry huge expectations and own many a record set in the IPL Championship too.
In M S Dhoni, the Chennai Super Kings have a match winner and the best finisher in limited overs cricket. Raina is yet to miss a single match and R Ashwin often opens the attach when the team is faced with pressure situations.
R Jadeja has flourished post his stint with the Super Kings and is now making a strong mark in International cricket. Bravo’s credentials are indisputable. With their core team in place, the Chennai Super Kings seem set for another strong showing this year.
January 10 is the deadline for the IPL franchises to announce their list of retained players, ahead of the auction on February 12. Aside from retained players, franchises can buy back additional members of their squads at the auction via right-to-match cards.
The number of right-to-match cards available to each franchise will depend on the number of players already retained. Since Super Kings have retained five players, they will have one right-to-match card at the auction.