IPL 2013: Chennai Super Kings players are loyal and not flashy, says Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings entered the final of the IPL for the fourth straight time with a thumping 48-run win over Mumbai Indians in the first qualifier in New Delhi on Tuesday night.

updated: May 22, 2013 12:36 IST
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New Delhi: Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming has attributed his side's stupendous success in IPL to "loyalty in team selection and conservative approach" that has helped the 'Men in Yellow' make it to the fifth final in six editions of the cash-rich league. (Read: A Sreesanth no-ball that the umpire didn't spot)

"We have shown consistency and loyalty in team selections. Moreover, the composition of our side and the kind of mix we have. The combination of selection policy, quality of players, their maturity and above all a good franchise, everything has been fantastic," Fleming told reporters at post-match conference.

"We have been lucky to have had the same team for six years and have played only finals and semi-finals. We have been conservative in our approach and often been criticised for being boring. But in a tournament where results can be emotionally driven, we have had a solid base," he added. (Pics Gallery: Sreesanth's journey from cricket to court)

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