#Chennai Super Kings

10 April.Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Tom Curran was picked by the Delhi capitals for Rs 5.25 crore in the 2021 auction. (Photo credit: Twitter/TomCurran)

  • Tom Curran has played 28 T20Is, picking 26 wickets at an economy rate of 9.31 rpo
  • The 26-year-old played for Rajasthan Royals last year and dismissed nine batsmen in 11 games
  • England's Chris Woakes also made a debut for the Capitals

28 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Robin Uthappa has been playing for Kerala in the domestic circuit since the 2019-20 season. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChennaiIPL)

  • Robin Uthappa enjoyed a dream debut for India in 2006, scoring 86 runs in an ODI against England
  • He was key in Kolkata Knight Riders' IPL-winning season in 2014, scoring 660 runs
  • He is the 9th all-time top-scorer in the IPL, amassing a total of 4,607 runs 

23 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
RCB head coach Mike Hesson discusses with management in a mock auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/ @RCBtweets)

  • Speculation were doing rounds that CSK and RCB would bid for Steve Smith
  • Eventually, Delhi Capitals bought Smith for Rs 2.2 crore
  • Hesson said during a mock auction that Smith does not bowl, not even occasionally so it was better not to bid for him

19 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Krishnappa Gowtham was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for a mind-boggling Rs 9.25 crore. (Photo credit: Instagram/@GowthamYadav1)

  • K Gowtham, the all-rounder from Karnataka, has modest IPL statistics
  • He has played just 24 matches in three IPL seasons and has scored 186 runs and taken 13 wickets
  • But on a slow Chepauk track, K Gowtham and Moeen Ali will be Dhoni's preferred men during the middle overs

19 Feburary.India
Cheteshwar Pujara has been picked up by Chennai Super Kings for IPL 2021. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChennaiIPL)

  • Chesteshwar Pujara's video with adorable daughter was uploaded by CSK
  • Pujara expressed how excited he was to be playing under Dhoni again
  • His daughter's expression caught Netizen's attention

19 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
IPL 2021 is scheduled to take place between April 11 and June 6, 2021. (Photo credit: Instagram/@iplt20)

  • Auctions for Indian Premier League 2021 took place on Thursday in Chennai
  • Top performing palyers raked up huge prices in the auctions
  • A total of 57 players were sold in the auction

19 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Chennai Super Kings representatives wore "Definitely Not" t-shirts during the IPL auction. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@ChennaiIPL)

  • MS Dhoni said the iconic words 'definitely not' during the last IPL season to quash his retirement rumours
  • CSK finshed seventh with 12 points from 14 games in IPL 2020
  • CSK bought Cheteshwar Pujara and Moeen Ali in the mini auction on Thursday

18 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Rajasthan Royals had released skipper Steve Smith ahead of the mini auction. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • The IPL 2021 auction was held in Chennai
  • A total of 164 Indian and 125 foreign players went under the hammer
  • Chris Morris became the most expensive player bought for the IPL

18 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
CSK Captain MS Dhoni will be hoping to bounce back after a dismal season in 2020. (Photo credit: PTI)

Three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings, led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni, got England spin bowler Moeen Ali for Rs 7 crore, more than three times the fee paid when he was last at auction in 2018.

18 Feburary.Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
India's Test cricket specialist Cheteshwar Pujara has played a total of 30 IPL matches, scoring 390 runs at an average of 20.53. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@BCCI)

  • The Chennai Super Kings acquired Cheteshwar Pujara's services for his base price of Rs 50 lakh
  • His last appearance came in May, 2014 for the Kings XI Punjab against the Mumbai Indians
  • Chennai Super Kings have also bought Moeen Ali and Krishnappa Gowtham