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Chennai Super Kings v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2018, Pune

MS Dhoni, and managing chaos

May 21, 2018: By inverting his middle-order, the CSK captain created confusion. A touch of madness, perhaps, but as always there was a method to Dhoni's madness

Deivarayan Muthu in Pune

Rajasthan Royals v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Jaipur

Did Dhoni not allocate the death overs properly?

May 11, 2018: A look at how Rajasthan Royals' new opening pair made Dhoni change tactics, what lengths were bowled to the CSK captain, and where CSK lost the match

Sidharth Monga

CSK v RCB, IPL 2018, Pune

'Dhoni our key man on and off the field' - Hussey

May 6, 2018: CSK's batting coach also backs Ravindra Jadeja, saying that the allrounder has a "difficult role" to play for the team

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CSK v RCB, IPL 2018, Pune

A tactical masterstroke from Dhoni? Or a bit lucky?

May 5, 2018: Dropping a wristspinner for an extra overseas fast bowler put the onus on CSK's fingerspinners, and they took with 5 for 40

Dustin Silgardo

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Bengaluru

Poker-faced Dhoni leaves the Chinnaswamy gobsmacked

Apr 26, 2018: Slow starter? Spent force? Definitely not on Wednesday night, when Chennai Super Kings' captain rolled back the years in an awe-inspiring burst of power-hitting

Deivarayan Muthu in Bengaluru

How slow can CSK keep starting before it hurts them?

Apr 19, 2018: Their batsmen aren't exactly explosive off the first ten deliveries they face. It hasn't hurt them yet this season, but can that last?

Jarrod Kimber

Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Mohali

Dhoni sees future for Jadeja the finisher

Apr 16, 2018: The Chennai Super Kings captain explains why he has the left-hander batting ahead of the big-hitting Dwaye Bravo. Hint: it has to do with his left-handedness

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Kings XI Punjab v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2018, Mohali

Dhoni falls short in final over, Kings XI prevent a heist

Apr 15, 2018: After pulling off two tremendous chases in their first two games, CSK almost did it again in Mohali

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

Chennai Super Kings v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, Chennai

Agony, ecstasy, passion and pride: IPL returns to Chennai

Apr 11, 2018: A packed crowd at MA Chidambaram stadium experienced a cocktail of emotions, resulting in a win that was 'meant to be'

Deivarayan Muthu in Chennai

Super Kings v Knight Riders, Chennai, IPL 2018

CSK win it the Dhoni way

Apr 10, 2018: All the numbers said one thing, MS Dhoni's team did something quite different and it just worked for them. In the heat of the battle, instinct trumped statistics and the opposition blinked first

Srinath Sripath

IPL 2018

Runs or rust, Dhoni is CSK's undisputed leader

Apr 5, 2018: His T20 powers may be on the wane, but he couldn't have asked for a better environment than the CSK set-up to reinvigorate his game

Vishal Dikshit in Mumbai

India news

Selecting Kohli in 2008 cost me my job - Vengsarkar

Mar 8, 2018: The former chairman of selectors has accused N Srinivasan and MS Dhoni of favouring the Chennai Super Kings player S Badrinath

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India news

Kohli, Dhoni the brains behind new A+ player contracts

Mar 7, 2018: Recognising the best performers in Indian cricket and rewarding them for maintaining those high standards. This was the idea behind the BCCI's new A+ category contract worth INR 7 crore (USD 1 million approx.)

Nagraj Gollapudi

India news

Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan bag million-dollar BCCI contracts

Mar 7, 2018: India's much-awaited new annual contracts are a departure from last year's attempts to keep Test specialists in the top category

Sidharth Monga

India news

Dhoni awarded Padma Bhushan

Jan 26, 2018: Recipient of several other distinctions, the former India captain was conferred the country's third-highest civilian award on Thursday


IPL news

'Ashwin will come first in the auction' - Dhoni

Jan 19, 2018: The Chennai Super Kings captain hopes the franchise can reassemble its old core group of players, but has cautioned that it might not be easy to achieve given the unpredictability of the IPL auction

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India news

Dhoni still No. 1 wicketkeeper in the world - Prasad

Dec 24, 2017: MSK Prasad, India's chairman of selectors, effectively confirmed MS Dhoni's spot in the 2019 World Cup squad, although Dhoni's place has been under scrutiny recently

Arun Venugopal

India news

Kohli, Dhoni meet CoA about player contracts

Nov 30, 2017: No decisions have been made yet, but Vinod Rai, the head of the committee of administrators, said discussions were "fruitful"

ESPNcricinfo staff

We need to talk about our icons

Nov 19, 2017: Why are the likes of Dhoni and Tendulkar considered off limits when it comes to discussing selection?

Sanjay Manjrekar

India news

Dhoni should approach T20s differently - Ganguly

Nov 13, 2017: Former India captain asks Shastri, Kohli to tell Dhoni to express himself "more freely" to derive the most out of his batting

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