The retirement of
Matthew Hayden could not play all the matches of the inaugural edition of IPL due to home series. He could attend for only four of Chennai’s 14 matches where he scored 189 runs at an average of 63 and strike-rate of 144.27. You may know that he was purchased for US $ 375,000 in auction. Chennai Super Kings lead by Mahendra Singh Dhoni became the runners up team in the first edition of IPL. I hope this time they will be the champion team.