As things stand, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is likely to remain a legitimate team © IANS
As things stand, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is likely to remain a legitimate team © IANS

Hello and welcome to Cricketcountry’s coverage of the IPL 2015 Auction for Chennai Super Kings. Catch all the live updates for the team’s action in the auction. ANALYSIS: Chennai Super Kings at IPL 2015 Player Auction: Smart purchases ensure more stability for CSK

As things stand, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is likely to remain a legitimate team despite N Srinivasan’s conflict of interest. As a result, CSK remains the strongest side in IPL, and is unlikely to have a very hectic auction.

Chennai, as usual retained their five key players in the form of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Dwayne Bravo. They spent around Rs. 21 crore at the auction and purchsed the likes of Brendon McCullum, Dwayne Smith, Faf du Plessis, Ashish Nehra, Mohit Sharma along with few others. IPL 2015 Player Auction Live Updates

A moderate purchase session from the two-time champions as they finished with eight more players in their bag with the top buy of Australian great, Michael Hussey for Rs. 1.50 crore. It was also India’s disgraced seamer, Irfan Pathan who was bought in for the same price along with Rahul Sharma and South Africa’s Kyle Abbott for Rs. 30 lakhs each. Read: Smart purchases ensure more stability for CSK

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Following are the players bought by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2015 Auction:

Players

Base Price

Selling Price

Playing Role

Country

 Michael Hussey  Rs. 1,50,00,000  Rs. 1,50,00,000  Batsman  Australia
 Rahul Sharma Rs. 30,00,000 Rs. 30,00,000 Bowler  India
Kyle Abbott Rs. 30,00,000  Rs. 30,00,000  Bowler South Africa
Ankush Bains Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000 Wicketkeeper  India
 Irfan Pathan Rs. 1,50,00,000 Rs. 1,50,00,000 All-rounder India
 Pratyush Singh Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000  Batsman  India
Andrew Tye Rs. 20,00,000  Rs. 20,00,000  Bowler Australia
 Eklavya Dwivedi Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000  Wicketkeeper  India

Players retained by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for IPL 8

Name Role Country
MS Dhoni Wicketkeeper/Batsman India
Ashish Nehra Bowler India
Baba Aparajith Batsman India
Brendon McCullum Wicketkeeper/Batsman New Zealand
Dwayne Bravo All-rounder West Indies
Dwayne Smith All-rounder West Indies
Faf du Plessis Batsman South Africa
Ishwar Pandey Bowler India
Matt Henry Bowler Bowler
Mithun Manhas All-rounder India
Pawan Negi Bowler India
R Ashwin Bowler India
Ravindra Jadeja All-rounder India
Suresh Raina Batsman India
Ronit More Bowler India

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The 2015 IPL auction is all set to take place in Bangalore on Monday for the upcoming season this year, which will be the eighth edition of the cash-rich league. Around 200 players are expected to go through the auctions with the eight franchises to battle it out with their funds. Delhi Daredevils will be the team to watch out for as they have released most of their players and look to rebuild their team in wake of the dismal performance last season, thus finishing at the bottom of the table.