Another major news coming out of the Chennai Super Kings camp is they have reappointed Stephen Fleming as their head coach.
Days after CSK had retained MS Dhoni, Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina, they have appointed former the New Zealand captain, Fleming who has been associated with the franchise since the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League in 2008.
CSK has been one of the most successful franchises in the Indian Premier League, winning the league two times in a row, i.e. 2010 and 2011 and also finding success in the now-scrapped Champions League, by winning it twice as well. CSK has the highest win percentage (60.68) amongst all the other teams.
CSK will be led by former Indian and CSK skipper MS Dhoni, and the franchise has tried to retain most of their core of the squad. With just a week to go for the IPL auction, CSK’s newly appointed CEO, Kasi Vishwanath has confirmed that Fleming will coach the franchise for the next two years. He said,
“We want to retain the entire support staff, with Fleming as the coach and Hussey as the batting coach,”
Vishwanath who is also the secretary of Tamil Nadu Cricket Association had earlier confirmed that former Indian and CSK fast bowler Lakshmipathy Balaji had been appointed as the bowling coach. Also, Gregory King has been named as the trainer, and Tommy Simsek has been appointed as the physio from the old set up.
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