IPL 2021: MS Dhoni’s CSK ropes in South Africa pacer Hardus Viljoen as net bowler

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings have brought in South Africa’s Hardus Viljoen as a net bowler for the upcoming Indian Premier League…

IPL 2021: MS Dhoni's CSK ropes in South Africa pacer Hardus Viljoen as net bowler
IPL 2021: MS Dhoni's CSK ropes in South Africa pacer Hardus Viljoen as net bowler
IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings have brought in South Africa’s Hardus Viljoen as a net bowler for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. The Chennai-side will begin their campaign from April 10 against Delhi Capitals (DC). In a recent video released by Chennai, the South African pacer was seen bowling to the Super Kings batsmen. Viljoen had registered himself for IPL 2021 auction at a base price of INR 50 lakh but went unsold. Notably, this is not his first stint with an IPL franchise. He has earlier played with Punjab Kings franchise.
Chennai had earlier roped in two Sri Lankan bowlers Matheesha Pathirana and Maheesh Theekshana, who were added to the side as reserve players.
IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings schedule, fixtures and squad
Chennai will begin their campaign against Delhi Capitals on April 10 at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai. The tournament will be played across six cities — Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai and Bengaluru.

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The three-time champions were the first to kick off training for the IPL 2021 on March 9 in the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The likes of MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu, and Ruturaj Gaikwad have already joined the pre-IPL 2021 camp. Super Kings ‘Chinna Thala’ Suresh Raina, meanwhile, is expected to arrive by March 24.

IPL 2021: Chennai Super Kings schedule, fixtures and matches

Matches Date Time Home Away Venue
1 10 April 7.30 PM CSK DC Mumbai
2 16 April 7.30 PM PK CSK Mumbai
3 19 April 7.30 PM CSK RR Mumbai
4 21 April 7.30 PM KKR CSK Mumbai
5 25 April 3.30 PM CSK RCB Mumbai
6 28 April 7.30 PM CSK SRH Delhi
7 1 May 7.30 PM MI CSK Delhi
8 5 May 7.30 PM RR CSK Delhi
9 7 May 7.30 PM SRH CSK Delhi
10 9 May 3.30 PM CSK PK Bangalore
11 12 May 7.30 PM CSK KKR Bangalore
12 16 May 7.30 PM CSK MI Bangalore
13 21 May 7.30 PM DC CSK Kolkata
14 23 May 7.30 PM RCB CSK Kolkata

 

IPL 2021 Chennai Super Kings squad:

MS Dhoni (C and WK), Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, N Jagadeesan, Faf Du Plessis, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Sam Curran, Ravi Jadeja, Dwayne Bravo, Mitchell Santner, Josh Hazlewood, Shardul Thakur, Karn Sharma, KM Asif, Imran Tahir, R. Sai Kishore, Deepak Chahar, Lungi Ngidi, Moeen Ali, Krishnappa Gowtham, Harisankar Reddy, Bhagvath Varma and Cheteshwar Pujara

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