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Rating Chennai Super Kings' performance in each IPL from 2008-18

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Timeless

Chennai Super Kings have lifted the IPL trophy for a total of three times
Chennai Super Kings have lifted the IPL trophy for a total of three times

Indian Premier League has by far remained as the best cricketing festival so far since its introduction in 2008.

The year 2008 brought about a drastic change in cricket especially in India because of the inaugural season of the mega-event known as the Indian Premier League.

Chennai Super Kings is the first franchise whose name comes to everyone’s mind when the IPL is the topic of the discussion. Out of the eight initial city-based franchises, Chennai franchise was bought by the India Cements group for a total cost of 91 million dollars in the year 2007.

CSK has emerged out as the most successful team in IPL right from its inaugural season only.

Chennai Super Kings stole the whole show in the year 2008 auction itself as they bought Mahendra Singh Dhoni for 1.5 million dollars making it as the costliest bid in that opening season. This was the main reason behind CSK’s huge success in the history of IPL.

So far, CSK has lifted the glittering IPL trophy for 3 times out of the 9 seasons played by them.

The year 2016 and 2017 were not the happiest one for the side’s fans as their team was banned for two years from IPL because of their involvement in the betting controversy. However, they made their comeback in style in the year 2018 as they ended up winning their third IPL title in 2018.

Their success ratio of 60.67% from nine seasons itself suggests why they are the best in history. Out of the total 150 matches, CSK has won 91 out of them which showcases their consistency and the hunger for victories.

The entire summary and performances of Chennai Super Kings in IPL from 2008 to 2018 is as follows:

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2008, Runners-Up

Chennai Super Kings ended the inaugural season of IPL as the runners-up.
Chennai Super Kings ended the inaugural season of IPL as the runners-up.

The year 2008 was the most exciting one for the Indians fans as they were eager to see the first edition of IPL. Along with this, the centre point of attraction for the Indian fans was the costliest bid of that year, Dhoni.

Dhoni made sure that the amount invested in him by his franchise did not go in vain. Dhoni proved to be the best bid for CSK in that season as he took his franchise to the finals of the IPL 2008.

However, CSK ended up as runners-up in that season as they lost in a close-contested final to Rajasthan Royals.

Out of the total of 16 matches in that season, CSK won 9 of them and also won the Fair Play Award of that season. They even scored the highest total (263) of that season which showcased the all-around performance of their side.

Rating - 9/10

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