Two time Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings are back into the IPL fold after serving their two-year suspension. The 2010 and 2011 champions were suspended when it was found that their team Principal Gurunath Meiyappan was involved in betting on matches during the 2013 season of IPL.
Now Chennai Super Kings is back and the first thing they did was retain three of their core players. All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, highest run-getter in IPL history Suresh Raina and captain fantastic MS Dhoni were retained before the IPL 2018 auction.
In the auction, they went after experienced players at first and bought players like Kedar Jadhav, Imran Tahir, Harbhajan Singh, and used their RTM cards on Faf du Plessis and Dwayne Bravo. Shane Watson and Murali Vijay were also chosen in the yellow brigade.
Chennai will also play in the first match of the IPL 2018 against Mumbai Indians on April 7, 2018.
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