CSK appointed Mike Hussey as their batting coach: IPL 11.
CSK appointed Mike Hussey as their batting coach: IPL 11.


Chennai Super Kings have appointed Mike Hussey as their batting coach for the 2018 season of the Indian Premier League starting April 5. And former opening batsmen Mr. Cricket Mike Hussey, who was a core member of the CSK team for seven seasons, will reunite with the longest serving members the captain of CSK Mahendra Singh Dhoni and vice captain Suresh Raina of the team but in the capacity of a batting coach. CSK, on January 4, had retained Dhoni, Raina and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja in the IPL 2018 Player Retention event. "I am really excited about returning to the Chennai Super Kings in a coaching capacity and working with the players to help them get the best out of themselves and also help to bring success to this great franchise," the Australian batting great said.

Fondly referred to as Mr Cricket, Hussey is the third highest run-getter for CSK in the IPL with 1,768 runs, only behind Raina (3,699) and Dhoni (2,987). "I have so many great memories as a player and have made many wonderful friends in Chennai and now I am excited about giving back to the franchise in trying to help the next generation of CSK players," the 42-year-old said.

Former Australian batsmen Mike Hussey had also won the Orange Cap for most runs in the 2013 season. "It is exciting to have CSK back in the competition and I am sure the fans are very happy to have their team back on the field," he added.CSK won the IPL twice, finished runners-up on four occasions and qualified to the Playoffs in all eight seasons between 2008 and 2015. CSK return to the cash-rich league after a gap of two years following their suspension from the league in spot-fixing and betting scandal during the 2013 edition.

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