MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo return to Chennai Super Kings fortresshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/sports-gallery/ms-dhoni-suresh-raina-dwayne-bravo-chennai-super-kings-csk-pics-5108319/

MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo return to Chennai Super Kings fortress

Chennai Super Kings will play against defending champions Mumbai Indians in the season opener of the upcoming season of Indian Premier League.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay at CSK camp.

Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni joined up with his Indian Premier League franchise Chennai Super Kings on Thursday. The 36-year old, who was rested for the Nidahas Trophy where India won the title, was also seen training and enjoying with his teammates at the CSK camp. Dhoni, who will lead the returning CSK as captain, was also seen having a fun time with Suresh Raina and Murali Vijay at the hotel where the team is staying. (Twitter/Chennai Super Kings)

Dwayne Bravo and Murali Vijay at CSK camp.

Dwayne Bravo, who was retained via Right to Match card option by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 6.4 crore at the IPL auction, with Murali Vijay during the player get-together. (Twitter/Chennai Super Kings)

Harbhajan Singh with Ambati Rayudu at CSK camp.

Harbhajan Singh, who was not retained by Mumbai Indians, will play for CSK this year. He was seen posing with another former Mumbai Indians man, Ambati Rayudu, who was bought by CSK for Rs 2.2 crore. (Twitter/Chennai Super Kings)

Chennai Super Kings younglings getting lessons from Harbhajan Singh.

Chennai Super Kings are returning to Indian Premier League after a span of two years. The franchise was suspended following investigations into the match fixing allegations during IPL 2015. (Twitter/Chennai Super Kings)

Ravindra Jadeja at CSK camp.

Coming back to IPL this year, CSK retained three players - MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravindra Jadeja. Allrounder Jadeja was seen arriving at the hotel on Thursday. (Chennai Super Kings/Twitter)

MS Dhoni playing a game of pool at CSK camp.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who previously led CSK to two IPL trophies, played for Rising Pune Supergiant in the last two years. RPS were brought in as one of two teams following CSK and Rajasthan Royals' suspension. He will return as CSK captain this season. (Chennai Super Kings/Twitter)

Michael Hussey at CSK camp.

Michael Hussey who played for CSK from 2008 to 2013, and then returned to the franchise in 2015, was appointed as the batting coach of CSK in January. (Twitter/Chennai Super Kings)