IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni to commence training with teammates on 2 March ahead of new season

The 38-year old Dhoni, whose future in the game has been a subject of intense speculation since the ICC 50-over World Cup in June-July last year, will start training at the M A Chidambaram stadium for the upcoming IPL.

Press Trust of India, Feb 25, 2020 16:33:10 IST

Chennai: Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will start his training from 2 March along with other players ahead of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL 2020: Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni to commence training with teammates on 2 March ahead of new season

File image of Ms Dhoni. Image courtesy: Twitter @ChennaiIPL

The 38-year old Dhoni, whose future in the game has been a subject of intense speculation since the ICC 50-over World Cup in June-July last year, will start training at the M A Chidambaram stadium for the upcoming IPL.

The IPL 2020 begins with a match between CSK and defending champion Mumbai Indians in Mumbai on 29 March.

According to CSK CEO KS Viswanathan, Dhoni will be training with players who are available as the full preparatory camp of the team begins on 19 March.

Former India captain Dhoni is expected to practice for a couple of weeks with the likes of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu among others. He would then take a break before returning, sources said.

Raina and Rayudu have been training in Chennai for the past three weeks or so.

Sources said it would help the veteran stumper to bond with the new players in the CSK set-up.

'Thala', as Dhoni is affectionately called by the legion of CSK fans would also look to get into the groove as he has been away from the game for a while now. He had commenced training with the Jharkhand team some time back.

The Super Kings' practice sessions in the last two years had attracted crowds in thousands and with Dhoni set for an early arrival for preparation similar numbers can be expected this time around also.

The three-time IPL champion had picked up veteran leggie Piyush Chawla, Aussie pacer Josh Hazelwood, England all-rounder Sam Curran and Tamil Nadu left-arm spinner R Sai Kishore during the auction held in December last.

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Updated Date: Feb 25, 2020 16:33:10 IST


IPL 2020 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Chennai
0 0 0 0 0
2
Delhi
0 0 0 0 0
3
Kolkata
0 0 0 0 0
4
Punjab
0 0 0 0 0
5
Mumbai
0 0 0 0 0
6
Bangalore
0 0 0 0 0
7
Rajasthan
0 0 0 0 0
8
Hyderabad
0 0 0 0 0
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3 England 6407 267
4 India 12141 264
5 South Africa 6220 259
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