Michael Hussey, Irfan Pathan top picks for Chennai Super Kings

Chennai Super Kings have roped-in Michael Hussey and all-rounder Irfan Pathan as top picks in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auctions held in Bangalore today.

Hussey and Pathan were release by their respective franchisees before the auction and the two-time champions signed them on their base prices of Rs 1.5 crore.

Along with Pathan and Hussey, the former champions also brought South Africa medium-pacer Kyle Abbott and Aussie Andrew Tye as foreign players.

CSK also acquired the services of Rahul Sharma, wicketkeeper Ankush Bains, Eklavya Dwivedi on their base price, along with Pratyush Singh.

Apart from signing eight players in the auctions, the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side retained 16 players from the last season squad. The IPL will kick-off from April 8.

Players bought by Chennai Super Kings in IPL 2015 Auction:

Players Base Price Selling Price Playing Role Country
Michael Hussey  Rs. 1,50,00,000  Rs. 1,50,00,000 Batsman  Australia
Rahul Sharma Rs. 30,00,000 Rs. 30,00,000 Bowler  India
Kyle Abbott Rs. 30,00,000  Rs. 30,00,000 Bowler South Africa
Ankush Bains Rs. 10,00,000  Rs. 10,00,000 Wicketkeeper  India
Irfan Pathan Rs. 1,50,00,000 Rs. 1,50,00,000 All-rounder India
Pratyush Singh Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Batsman  India
Andrew Tye Rs. 20,00,000  Rs. 20,00,000 Bowler Australia
Eklavya Dwivedi Rs. 10,00,000 Rs. 10,00,000 Wicketkeeper  India

Players retained by Chennai Super Kings for IPL 8

Name Role Country
MS Dhoni Wicketkeeper/Batsman India
Ashish Nehra Bowler India
Baba Aparajith Batsman India
Brendon McCullum Wicketkeeper/Batsman New Zealand
Dwayne Bravo All-rounder West Indies
Dwayne Smith All-rounder West Indies
Faf du Plessis Batsman South Africa
Ishwar Pandey Bowler India
Matt Henry Bowler Bowler
Mithun Manhas All-rounder India
Pawan Negi Bowler India
R Ashwin Bowler India
Ravindra Jadeja All-rounder India
Suresh Raina Batsman India
Ronit More Bowler India