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Micheal Hussey joins the Chennai Super Kings as batting coach

Siddharth Nair
|Sat Jan 06 2018

Chennai Super Kings will return to the IPL this year, as the ‘Whistle Podu’ army will be in full voice come the first match of the season.

Every Chennai fan will be eagerly looking forward to their first home match, as the Chepauk will surely be buzzing that night.

After retaining the likes of Dhoni, Raina and Jadeja before the auction, CSK will now turn their attention to the mega IPL auction, that will take place later this month.

Rumours are swirling around that CSK are looking to buy former KKR skipper, Gautam Gambhir in the auction.

Now we learn the Chennai team have roped in Aussie legend Micheal Hussey as their batting coach for the next edition of the IPL.

It will be a homecoming of sorts for Hussey, with the Aussie having played for CSK from 2008-2013, in what can be considered as the glorious years of CSK.

Hrishikesh Kanitkar too would be joining the CSK coaching staff as Assistant coach. Kanitkar is presently the head coach of the Tamil Nadu Ranji Trophy team. He led Tamil Nadu to the Vijay Hazare trophy in the 2016/17 season.

They also have Stephen Fleming as the head coach of CSK, as the Kiwi will once again take over the reigns of the yellow army.

Other franchises too have been making recruitments with respect to their coaching team, with Brad Hodge being appointed as the Head Coach of Kings XI for the next season.

Ricky Ponting is on his way out and will not be coaching Mumbai Indians this time round, with the Aussie heading over to join the Delhi Daredevils.

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