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Fleming disappointed to miss out on Hussey

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming spoke at the IPL Auction about the deals his side were able to make.

ESPNcricinfo staff

February 12, 2014

Posted by TheUltimateTruth on (February 12, 2014, 20:43 GMT)

@thinkgood, Have you forgotten that Yuvraj went for 14 crores? Raina is in better T20 batting form, especially in Indian conditions, is a better fielder and can bowl as much as Yuvraj. He could not have been bought for anywhere near 1 crore. @Presynaras, D.Smith is a good buy. Hussey is not bad, but is older and will lack match practice (being retired) compared to D.Smith. CSK fans should be happy. But CSK's domestic pace bowling stock is bad -- Nehra, and Mohit this year, will go for plenty of runs. They should have bought either Shami or Bhuvi. Plus now they may be forced to play Hilfenhaus and lose a foreigner slot.

Posted by thinkgood on (February 12, 2014, 19:24 GMT)

CSK made a blunder by retaining Raina instead of Mike Hussey. Raina in his present form would not have found bids exceeding 1 cr. Its a costly blunder by CSK which MI utilized in full.

Posted by Presynaras on (February 12, 2014, 18:13 GMT)

Very disappointed indeed as a csk fan. Dwaybe Smith is not worth 4.5 crores and so isn't nehra for 2 crores. That 6.5 crores could have been used to get back Hussey and some allrounders like Ryan Mcclaren or James Neesham (who didn't go for too much money either). Hope they at least re-buy Badrinath tomorrow. Morkel is a big miss as well, but his form with both bat and ball had already come down last season. Vijay, well, too much base price, none of the teams that had retained players could have bought him. He was destined to be bid by teams like DD, KXIP...Other than these four, CSK basically remains the same as the previous years and in fact gets enhanced with the inclusions of B Mac and Matt Henry, along with Samuel Badri (who was bought for a meagre sum of 30 lakhs). Overall happy, except for Hussey :(

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