Chennai Super Kings have mostly been spoilt for choice when it comes to picking from their pool of foreign players. But the team management won't have that happy problem to deal with when it sits down to decide the combination when they play Mumbai Indians in their opening match of the Pepsi Indian Premier League at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Saturday (April 6).
With most of the big name foreigners yet to join the team, Michael Hussey, Dwayne Bravo, Dirk Nannes, who was bought at this year's auction, and Ben Hilfenhaus should pick themselves as the overseas players in a side that boasts of, on paper, the strongest Indian contingent.
Faf Du Plessis, the South African batsman, will miss the first four weeks due to a back injury, while Albie Morkel and Chris Morris, the allrounder who attracted a price of US$ 625,000, are yet to reach Chennai. The duo will be playing for Titans and Highveld Lions respectively in the final of South Africa's domestic Twenty20 competition on Sunday, and will join the squad ahead of their second fixture against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali on Tuesday.