Watch: MS Dhoni sweats it out in nets ahead of IPL 2018

A file photo of MS Dhoni. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 23, 2018, 08.32 AM (IST)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn't want to leave any stone unturned to help his franchise win the Indian Premier League (IPL) title for the third time.

Chennai's favourite son, who will again be leading the side, on Thursday was seen sweating it out in the nets, days before the XIth edition of the cash rich-tournament kicks off on April 7.

Also read: IPL 2018: Here's the full schedule and timings of all matches

Dhoni was rested from India squad for the recently-concluded Nidahas Trophy in Sri Lanka.

×

The former captain's performance was, however, under scanner during South Africa tour, where India clinched the T20 and ODI series. 

×

Dhoni has led CSK in all the eight seasons the club participated in. The team returns to the league after a gap of two years and the players as well as the fans are equally excited. 

Joining Dhoni in their side’s third title conquest are Suresh Raina, Murali Vijay, Dwayne Bravo, Shane Watson and Harbhajan Singh among others.

The 11th edition of begins with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings at Wankhede Stadium.

Team: 

Retained:
MS Dhoni (15 cr)
Suresh Raina (11 cr)
Ravindra Jadeja (7 cr)

Purchased:
Faf du Plessis (1.5 cr), Harbhajan Singh (2 cr), Dwayne Bravo (6.4 cr), Shane Watson (4 cr), Kedar Jadhav (7.8 cr), Ambati Rayudu (2.2 cr), Imran Tahir (1 cr), Karn Sharma (5 cr), Shardul Thakur (2.6 Cr), Jagadeesan Narayan (20L), Mitchell Santner (50L), Deepak Chahar (80L), KM Asif (40L), Lungi Ngidi (50 L), Kanishk Seth (20L), Dhruv Shorey (20L), M Vijay (2 cr), Sam Billings (1 cr), Mark Wood (1.5 cr), Kshitiz Sharma (20 L), Monu Singh (20L), Chaitanya Bishnoi (20L)
(WION Web Team)