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Chennai Super Kings have made a name for themselves throughout history and their achievements are a testament to their status as a team. So, it’s worth taking a closer look into the team’s past to see what their future might bring.

If you’re into IPL online betting, this article will surely provide you with useful insights.

Team Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Jersey color Yellow with blue and orange
Theme song Whistle Podu
Country India ??
Logo A golden lion head with their name in blue

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) History

The first season of the CSK in 2008 saw the team win their way through matches until earning a spot in the Champions League T20 (that had to be cancelled). Unluckily, in 2009 they lost the match against the Royal Challengers which would’ve earned them entry to the finals for the second time.

In 2010, the Super Kings won the IPL tournament, then qualified for the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, and won that as well. They were suspended in 2015 but made a killer comeback in 2018 when they became champions once again.

Year Total Wins Losses NR Win % Position Summary
2008 16 9 7 0 56.25% 2nd Runners-up
2009 15 8 6 1 53.33% 4th Semi-finalists
2010 16 9 7 0 56.25% 1st Champions
2011 16 11 5 0 68.75% 1st Champions
2012 19 10 8 1 55.55% 2nd Runners-up
2013 18 12 6 0 61.11% 2nd Runners-up
2014 16 10 6 0 62.50% 3rd Playoffs
2015 17 10 7 0 58.8% 2nd Runners-up
2016 Suspended
2017 Suspended
2018 16 11 5 0 68.75% 1st Champions
2019 17 10 7 0 58.82% 2nd Runners-up
2020 14 6 8 0 42.85% 7th League stage
Total 180 106 72 2 58.88%

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Owner

The owner of CSK is India Cements Limited, a cement manufacturing company that owned the IPL franchise from 2008 to 2014. After some controversy surrounding the BCCI constitution clause that allows board officials to have a commercial interest in the IPL and CLT20, the team was passed down to another non-governmental entity called Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd that also owns the rights to their merchandise.

CSK Squad/Team

The CSK squad is composed of some of the best players the sport has to offer. The Chennai Super Kings roster shows a lot of promise this season.

No. Name Birth date Batting style Bowling style Signed year Salary
Batsmen
3 Suresh Raina 27 November 1986 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2018 ₹11 crore (US$1.5 million)
9 Ambati Rayudu 23 September 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2018 ₹2.2 crore (US$308,000)
13 Faf du Plessis 13 July 1984 (age 36) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 ₹1.6 crore (US$224,000)
31 Ruturaj Gaikwad 31 January 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2019 ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
N/A Cheteshwar Pujara 25 January 1988 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2021 ₹50 lakh (US$70,000)
N/A C Hari Nishanth 24 August 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Right-arm off break 2021 ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
All-rounders
8 Ravindra Jadeja 6 December 1988 (age 32) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 ₹7 crore (US$981,000)
58 Sam Curran 3 June 1998 (age 22) Left-handed Left-arm medium-fast 2020 ₹5.5 crore (US$771,000)
47 Dwayne Bravo 7 October 1983 (age 37) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 ₹6.4 crore (US$897,000)
74 Mitchell Santner 5 February 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2018 ₹50 lakh (US$70,000)
N/A Moeen Ali 18 June 1987 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm Off-break 2021 ₹7 crore (US$980,000)
Wicket-keepers
7 MS Dhoni 7 July 1981 (age 39) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2018 ₹15 crore (US$2.1 million)
18 Narayan Jagadeesan 24 December 1995 (age 25) Right-handed 2018 ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
N/A Robin Uthappa 11 November 1985 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2021 ₹1 crore (US$140,000)
Spin Bowlers
36 Karn Sharma 23 October 1987 (age 33) Left-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 ₹5 crore (US$701,000)
99 Imran Tahir 27 March 1979 (age 41) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2018 ₹1 crore (US$140,000)
N/A R Sai Kishore 6 November 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox 2020 ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
N/A Krishnappa Gowtham 20 October 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm Off-break 2021 ₹9.25 crore (US$1.3 million)
N/A Bhagath Varma 21 September 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm Off-break 2021 ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)
Pace Bowlers
54 Shardul Thakur 16 October 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 ₹2.6 crore (US$365,000)
90 Deepak Chahar 7 August 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2018 ₹80 lakh (US$112,000)
22 Lungi Ngidi 29 March 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2018 ₹50 lakh (US$70,000)
24 KM Asif 24 July 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2018 ₹40 lakh (US$56,000)
38 Josh Hazlewood 8 January 1991 (age 30) Left-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2020 ₹2 crore (US$280,000)
NA M Harisankar Reddy 2 June 1998 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast 2021 ₹20 lakh (US$28,000)

CSK Captain

The CSK captain is the legendary international cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni. MS Dhoni is one of the best wicket-keeper batsmen in history, also being one of the highest run scorers in One Day Internationals (ODIs). He is also the first wicket-keeper to achieve 100 stumpings in ODI cricket. It’s hard to find somebody else better fit for the role of captain. After all, the Chennai Super Kings is regarded as one of the most influential franchises in the IPL.

It was under his captaincy that India won the 2019 World Cup. Under Dhoni’s leadership, the team has won three IPL titles, in 2010, 2011, and 2018; along with the 2010 and 2014 Champions League T20 titles.

MS Dhoni was the first choice to lead the team in their comeback season and the one that led them straight to victory. The team was also praised as one of the strongest of the 2019 season.

Home Field of CSK

The Chennai Super Kings home ground is commonly called “The Chepauk”, a historic stadium in Chennai owned by the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association. Another common name for the CSK home field is the “Lion’s Den” due to the relentlessness that the team seems to have to defend their record. The CSK is the first team to have won all of their home games in one season.

Home record of the Super Kings
Matches Wins Losses Tie/NR Success Rate
In IPL 39 26 13 0 66.67%
In CLT20 4 1 3 0 25%
Overall 43 27 16 0 62.79%

How Many Times CSK Won IPL

The Chennai Super Kings have won 4 IPL titles, all of them under the captaincy of MS Dhoni.

The quality of their play style has remained to be consistently excellent throughout the years.

The first trophy IPL CSK won was in 2010. Their second victory came right away in 2011. The third time that the Super Kings won the IPL title was in 2018 in their comeback season.

If you want to be up to date with the team’s achievements, be sure to watch IPL 2021.

Chennai Super Kings Win/Loss Statistics

As to be expected from the most popular franchise in the IPL, the Chennai Super Kings are ruthless with their competition.

The CSK wins much more often than they lose — their track record speaks for itself.

Here’s a win/loss statistics chart to prove the point that CSK is not to be messed with. The team will probably have pretty good IPL odds this year.

YEAR PLAYED WINS LOSSES TIED NR WIN % POTENTIAL
2008 16 9 7 0 0 56.25 2/8
2009 15 8 6 0 1 53.33 4/8
2010 16 9 7 0 0 56.25 1/8
2011 16 11 5 0 0 68.75 1/10
2012 19 10 8 0 1 52.63 2/9
2013 18 12 6 0 0 66.67 2/9
2014 16 10 6 0 0 62.5 2/8
2015 17 10 7 0 0 58.82 2/8
2016
2017
2018 16 11 5 0 0 68.75 1/8
2019 17 10 7 0 0 58.82 2/8
2020 14 6 8 0 0 42.85% 7/8
Total 180 106 72 0 2 58.88%

Coaches of Chennai Super Kings

The Chennai Super Kings coach this season is Stephen Fleming, a cricket player widely known for his razor-sharp tactical abilities. This New Zealander shows the capacity and potential to lead the team to victory in the coming future.

Coaches of CSK
Coach Title Coach Name
Head Coach Stephen Fleming
Battling Coach Michael Hussey
Bowling Coach Lakshmipathy Balaji
Bowling Consultant Eric Simons
Fielding Coach Rajiv Kumar
Throwdown Specialist Narasimhan V.
Physio Tommy Simsek
Physical Trainer Greg King
High Performance Analyst Lakshmi Narayanan
Team Doctor Madhu Thottappillil

Stephen Fleming has been the team’s coach since 2009. He signed as coach of the Melbourne Stars when the CSK were banned from the IPL, but quickly returned as head coach when the team came back in 2018 Indian Premier League season. A lot of people attribute the ruthlessness of the Super Kings to Fleming, considering his field placings and aggressive strategies have made life difficult for their rivals.

Best Players of Chennai Super Kings

The CSK has always drawn promising prospects to the team. Legends have risen and fallen in their midst and this season has a lot to be excited about. Here are some of Chennai Super Kings best players.

Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Widely regarded as one of the best captains in cricket history, MS Dhoni has shown that he can lead the team to victory with apparent ease. People expect Dhoni to retain his title as legendary captain for the foreseeable future.

Suresh Raina

Raina was brought to the team at a crucial time for the Chennai Super Kings. Key players had just left the team and it was imperative that Suresh Raina proved his worth when he was just starting out.

His batting skills impressed in 2010 IPL, earning him the privilege of being retained in 2011. He played a crucial part in the Super Kings victory in 2018.

Deepak Chahar

There’s a lot to be said about the first Indian male cricketer to take a hat-trick in a Twenty20 International. He is still remembered for his One Day International debut for India against Afghanistan during the 2018 Asia Cup. His ability as a bowler came to light thanks to the tutoring of his captain MS Dhoni

François du Plessis

Du Plessis scored 398 runs in IPL 2012 while he was part of the Chennai Super Kings. His judgement and batting ability took this South African far into the minds and hearts of his fans all around the world.

Lungisani Ngidi

Another South African cricketer legend, Lungi Ngidi was bought in the 2018 IPL auction and has been a crucial part of the team. His fast-bowling attack is well-known in the field, as well as his imposing demeanor.

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Batting Statistics

The CSK has been known for its record-breaking capabilities and larger-than-life players.  A quick glance at the team’s batting statistics demonstrates exactly how incredible the team is in action.

Most Runs Suresh Raina (5369)
Most Centuries Suresh Raina (2 centuries)
Most Fifties Suresh Raina  (37 fifties)
Fastest Fifty Suresh Raina (16 balls)
Fastest Century Murali Vijay (46 balls)
Best Batting Average Mahendra Singh Dhoni (42.20)
Best Strike Rate Shane Watson (139.53)
Most Sixes Mahendra Singh Dhoni (209 sixes)
Most Fours Suresh Raina (493 fours)
Highest Individual Score Murali Vijay (127 runs)
Highest Batting Partnerships by Wicket Murali Vijay, MIchael Hussey (159 runs)

Chennai Super Kings (CSK) Bowling Statistics

It’s not just CSK’s batting skills that put them at the top of the game. Check out these top-notch bowling statistics.

Most Wickets Harbhajan Singh  (150 wickets)
Best Economy Rahul Sharma (7.02)
Best Bowling Figures Ravindra Jadeja  (5/16)
Best Bowling Average Doug Bollinger (18.72)
Most Maidens Harbhajan Singh  (6 maiden overs)
Most Runs Conceded Mohit Sharma (58 runs in 4 overs)
Most 4 Wickets Ravindra Jadeja (3)
Most Hat-tricks Shane Watson, Makahya Ntini and Lakshmipathy Balaji (1 each)
Most Dot Balls Harbhajan Singh (1249 balls)

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CSK Team Identity

The Chennai Super Kings owe their identity to a combination of different cultural, social, and historical inspirations. This mash of ideas has mixed together so well that the brand is easy to recognize and eye-catching, with a lot of nuance to the meaning behind their symbols.

Team Style

The name of the Chennai Super Kings is heavily attributed to the Tamil Empire, which the team is meant to honor.

The word ‘super’ is commonly used in southern India, and there’s a deeply rooted inspiration in the ‘Kings’ as it’s derived from India Cements’ brand ‘Coromandel King’.

The lion was chosen as the main brand of the team because of its ferocious nature and its status as king of the jungle. This is thematically congruent with the name of the team and the golden outline that surrounds the orange roaring lion.

The jersey colors match the logo, using blue, orange, and yellow.

Team’s Theme Song

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Whistle Podu is a tune created by Aravind Murall and Jaishankar Iyer.

The popularity of the tune exploded during the 2009 cricket season and would later become the team’s theme song.

The video features folk dance employed in Tamil cinema and portrays the dance form of dappagutthy, a street dance common in certain communities of Tamil Nadu.

Chennai Super Kings Ban in 2015

A lot of people who were not in the loop a few years back might wonder why CSK was banned from the Premier League.

The Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the IPL for two years due to the alleged betting activities of their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra in the 2013 season.

Gurunath Meiyappan was arrested under the charges of spot fixing, which is where someone fixes certain aspects of the game in order to ensure a result in a proposition bet.

This was very bad news for the team and both officials were banned from being involved in cricket matches under the BCCI ever again.

It was for this reason that the CSK wasn’t able to participate in any games during the 2016 and 2017 seasons.

Chennai Super Kings Team Website

You can visit the Chennai Super Kings official website and for updates on the team’s events, merchandise, games, and more.

You can also follow the schedule of the team at IPL 2022 on the Parimatch website.

5 Interesting Facts About CSK Franchise

There’s a lot to unpack about the CSK franchise. Check out these top interesting facts that every fan of the team should know.

They Have Won The Fair Play Awards Six Times

This has made the CSK the team most awarded Fair Play award in the history of the IPL. At one point, the team even won the award three times in a row.

One Captain, All The Wins

MS Dhoni has made a name for himself for leading such an ambitious team to such unseen heights. It’s not surprising then that they hold the record for most wins with the same captain. Talk about dedication.

Only Team That Has Defended Their IPL Title

Not many teams have done what the CSK has managed. They managed to defend their maiden IPL title against all odds.

They Have The Highest Win Percentage In The IPL

The team has won 100 games of the 165 that it has participated in. This puts their win percentage to 61.28%! The only team to come close to them are the Mumbai Indians but they’re only at 57.75%.

Suresh Raina Has The Most Consecutive Appearances

Suresh Raina is the holder of the record for most consecutive appearances for the same IPL franchise with 134 IPL matches. Nobody can say that Raina is not loyal to his team.

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CSK FAQ

Who bought CSK Team?

CSK is owned by India Cements, an Indian cement manufacturing company founded in 1947, specifically under the name of Chennai Super Kings Cricket Ltd.

Why was CSK banned from IPL?

There were illegal betting activities from one of their key officials, Gurunath Meiyappan, that ended with him being charged and the team suspended for two years.

Who is CSK captain?

The one and only MS Dhoni. It was under his captaincy that the team has earned the three IPL titles, so it’s no wonder he was chosen as captain once again when the team returned in 2018.

How Many Times Were Chennai Super Kings In Finals?

They have the record for most appearances in the Finals of the IPL with nine.

Is Chennai Super Kings Out Of IPL 2020?

For the first time in their career, the Chennai Super Kings were the first team to be eliminated for IPL 2020 in the playoffs.

Who Is The Leader of CSK?

The CSK is coached by Stephen Fleming and captained by Mahendra Singh Dhoni.

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