Stephen Fleming will serve as its head coach, with Eric Simons as his assistant coach. The franchise is also on verge of signing former South African all-rounder Albie Morkel, who represented CSK from 2008-2013
CSK's Faf du Plessis. Pic/PTI
As per ESPNCricinfo, the franchise has picked up Du Plessis as one of its five direct signings for US$375,000. The franchise is owned by Chennai Super Kings Sports Limited, the owners of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings.
The side has also acquired the services of Moeen Ali (for $400,000). Du Plessis has represented CSK in 100 matches in two stints, first from 2011-15 then 2018-21. Moeen had also joined CSK in 2021.
The Johannesburg franchise has also picked up another CSK 2022 player, Maheesh Theekshana (for $200,000), a Sri Lankan offspinner. It has also picked up West Indies allrounder Romario Shepherd (for $175,000) and South African pacer Gerald Coetzee (for $50,000), with the pacer being a development player.
The coaching staff of the franchise also involves old men from CSK. Stephen Fleming will serve as its head coach, with Eric Simons as his assistant coach. The franchise is also on verge of signing former South African all-rounder Albie Morkel, who represented CSK from 2008-2013.
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