Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni lands in Surat for training camp
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 03, Mar 2022, 12:31 pm IST | UPDATED: 03, Mar 2022, 12:31 pm IST
The Indian Premier League (IPL) champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have begun preparations to defend their crown under skipper MS Dhoni already. The IPL 2022 will get underway on March 26 in Mumbai with CSK set to take on last years’ runners-up Kolkata Knight Riders. Dhoni landed in Surat on Wednesday (March 2) for the training camp along side the support staff including former India pacer and CSK assistant coach Laxmipathy Balaji.
According to ESPNcricinfo interaction with CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan, the team management decided to start the pre-season camp in Surat in order to get used to the conditions. He also confirmed that the camp will start by March 8. The entire IPL season will take place in Mumbai and Pune while Surat is on the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
“With the Chennai pitch clay-based, we decided to practise on wickets that will be similar to those in Mumbai and Pune. Also, the travel will be easy,” Viswanathan told ESPNcricinfo.
According to Viswanathan, the overseas coaching staff led by head coach Stephen Fleming will be arriving around March 12. The IPL 2022 season will be held from March 26-May 29. A total of 70 league matches will be played across four international standard venues in Mumbai and Pune.
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Chahar had sustained a right quadriceps injury while turning out for India in the final T20I against West Indies at Kolkata and was ruled out of the subsequent T20I series against Sri Lanka. The bowling all-rounder has been at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) for further management and recovery from the injury.
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