Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is upbeat about the chances of his side in the IPL 2013 and said he has got an all-round team with some impact players in it.
Dhoni was speaking at the launch of CSK merchandise in Chennai. (PTI)
Dhoni said that the core of the team was intact and he would expect a strong show by his side in this edition also.
"We have done pretty well in the all the five editions so far. Our batsmen have contributed to the success of the team. We have got cricketers who cover-up all the aspects so there is a good bunch of players to look up to. And you have someone like S Badrinath who has been so consistent with the bat. So it's a settled line-up," he said. (PTI)
CSK have won the title twice and finished runners-up once in the five editions of IPL so far and they opened their campaign this season with a match against Mumbai Indians at home on April 6. (PTI)
MS Dhoni said it was an added advantage of his side that they have some India players who have recently won a Test series against Australia.
"We have a quite a few players in the squad who have been part of the set up for some time now. Some of the players are coming into the tournament fresh from the series against Australia. So it is good to have players in form," said the India captain. (PTI)
"You have got to keep in mind that Test cricket is different from IPL. But the form of the players would be a big boost," he said. (PTI)
It's barely 10 days the Australia Test series was over, but Dhoni said that the India players in his team were not tired.
Seen here with Suresh Raina. (PTI)
Asked is he could bat higher up the order in the IPL, Dhoni said, "Look we have very good top-order batsmen who have played some fantastic cricket with us. They have been doing their job and helping the team with crucial contributions." (PTI)