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Chennai Super Kings


ABOUT
CSK

Full NameChennai Super Kings

Nick NameCSK

Founded2008

GroundM.A. Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Team Owner(s)N. Srinivasan (India Cements)

Prominent PlayersMS Dhoni, Faf du Plessis, Kedar Jadhav, Ravindra jadeja, Shane Watson

RECENT FIXTURES ALL CRICKET FIXTURES

L Oct 19 2020
T20
Rajasthan Royals
Chennai Super Kings
126/3 (17.3 ov)
125/5 (20 ov)
MATCH CENTER
L Oct 23 2020
T20
Chennai Super Kings
Mumbai Indians
114/9 (20 ov)
116/0 (12.2 ov)
MATCH CENTER
W Oct 25 2020
T20
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Chennai Super Kings
145/6 (20 ov)
150/2 (18.4 ov)
MATCH CENTER
Oct 29 - T20
Chennai Super Kings VS Kolkata Knight Riders
MATCH CENTER
Nov 01 - T20
Chennai Super Kings VS Kings XI Punjab
MATCH CENTER
SQUAD

PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Shane Watson Batsman Right Handed 39
Josh Hazlewood Bowler Right-arm 29
Suresh Raina Batsman Left Handed 33
MS Dhoni Wicketkeeper Right Handed 39
Ravindra Jadeja All Rounder Left Handed 31
Faf du Plessis Batsman Right Handed 36
Imran Tahir Bowler Legbreak 41
Piyush Chawla Bowler - 31
Ambati Rayudu Batsman Right Handed 35
Harbhajan Singh Bowler Right-arm 40
Dwayne Bravo All Rounder Right Handed 37
Kedar Jadhav Batsman Right Handed 35
Murali Vijay Batsman Right Handed 36
Karn Sharma Bowler Legbreak 33
Shardul Thakur Bowler Right-arm 29
Sam Curran All Rounder Left Handed 22
Mitchell Santner All Rounder Left Handed 28
Lungisani Ngidi Bowler Right-arm 24
Deepak Chahar Bowler Right-arm 28
Monu Kumar Bowler Right-arm 25
Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore Bowler Left Arm 23
N Jagadeesan Wicketkeeper Right Handed 24
Ruturaj Gaikwad Batsman Right Handed 23
KM Asif Bowler Right-arm 27
ABOUT

Captain: Mahendra Singh Dhoni

Vice Captain: N/A

Jersey: Yellow (Prominent) + Blue + Orange

Theme Song: Whistle Podu

Major Rival(s): Royal Challengers Bangalore, Mumbai Indians

Logo: An orange lion head on a yellow background with Chennai Super Kings inscribed in blue.


Table of Contents


  1. History
  2. Administration and Support Staff
  3. Team Sponsors
  4. CSK - Batting Stats
  5. CSK - Bowling Stats
  6. CSK - Team Stats
  7. Team Sponsors
  8. Team Performance
  9. Chennai Super Kings Squad - Players to Watch out
  10. FAQs on CSK


Chennai Super Kings is a cricket franchise which makes its appearances in the Indian Premier League. Popularly known as CSK, the team was founded in 2008 by India Cements and has been one of the most dominant teams in the Indian Premier League.


The team is led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni and has always reached the playoffs, except in 2016 and 2017, when it was suspended. Chennai Super Kings have won 3 IPL Titles so far, and have been the Runners Up on 4 occasions.


Who is the owner of CSK in 2020?


History


2008: The Chennai Super Kings had a lot of prominent players such Michael Hussey and Muttiah Muralitharan along with the skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The team entered the finals but was defeated by Rajasthan Royals.


2009: The Chennai Super Kings failed to enter the finals as they faced a defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in the semifinals, who had their best performance that season.


2010: The Chennai Super Kings won their first title in 2010, after they beat Mumbai Indians to win the match.


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2011: The team retained its title, and won two IPL tournaments in a row and became the first team to do so.


2012: The Super Kings reached the finals once again, but a hat-trick title was prevented by the Kolkata Knight Riders who won their first title that season.


2013: With another journey to the final, the CSK were stopped this time by Mumbai Indians who claimed their first IPL Title.


2014: After a long time, the Chennai Super Kings failed to reach the finals but had a great season in the CLT20.


2015: Once again, the Chennai Super Kings lost a final to the Mumbai Indians.


2016: The team was suspended.


2017: The team was suspended.


2018: The team returned to the league and won its third IPL title.


2019: Chennai Super Kings reached the finals, but failed to win their fourth title.


Administration and Support Staff


Team Director: Subramanian Palaniappan

Team & Cricket Operations Manager: R Russell

Head Coach: Stephen Fleming

Batting Coach: Michael Hussey

Bowling Coach: Lakshmipathy Balaji

Fielding Coach: Rajiv Kumar

Bowling Talent Development and Analytics: Lakshmi Narayanan

Strength and Conditioning Coach: Gregory King

Physiotherapist: Tommy Simsek


Team Sponsors


The Principal Team Partner of Chennai Super Kings is The Muthoot Group, which had extended its contract with the CSK IPL team in 2018, until 2021. The Chennai Super Kings is sponsored by a number of other partners, including SEVEN, which is the official jersey partner of the team. SEVEN is owned by the skipper of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Another sponsor of Chennai Super Kings headed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni is Gulf Lubricants.


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A major part of the sponsorship is on India Cements, which is the parent company of the owner of the CSK Franchise. ACT Fibernet has been signed as the official internet partner of the team, alongside NOVA and iB Cricket, who are the digital media partners of the team. The radio partners of Chennai Super Kings are Hello FM and Fever FM. In 2020, ASAP has joined as the official energy partner for the team.


Also see: CSK 2020 Schedule


The merchandise of CSK is sponsored by a number of brands, such as NAC Jewellers, Boat, Sonata, The Souled Store, CoveritUp and Lilliputhub. Certain other brands such as Nippon Paints, SNJ, Khadim's, Dream11, etc. also sponsor the CSK Franchise.


CSK - Batting Stats


Most Runs: Suresh Raina (5369 runs)

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)


CSK - Bowling Stats


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)


CSK - Team Stats


Highest Team Total: 246/5 (against Rajasthan Royals on 3 April 2010 at Chennai)

Lowest Team Total: 79 (against Mumbai Indians on 5 May 2013 at Mumbai)


Team Sponsors


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The Principal Team Partner of Chennai Super Kings is The Muthoot Group, which had extended its contract with the CSK IPL team in 2018, until 2021. The Chennai Super Kings is sponsored by a number of other partners, including SEVEN, which is the official jersey partner of the team. SEVEN is owned by the skipper of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Another sponsor of Chennai Super Kings headed by Mahendra Singh Dhoni is Gulf Lubricants.


A major part of the sponsorship is on India Cements, which is the parent company of the owner of the CSK Franchise. ACT Fibernet has been signed as the official internet partner of the team, alongside NOVA and iB Cricket, who are the digital media partners of the team. The radio partners of Chennai Super Kings are Hello FM and Fever FM. In 2020, ASAP has joined as the official energy partner for the team.


The merchandise of CSK is sponsored by a number of brands, such as NAC Jewellers, Boat, Sonata, The Souled Store, CoveritUp and Lilliputhub. Certain other brands such as Nippon Paints, SNJ, Khadim's, Dream11, etc. also sponsor the CSK Franchise.


Team Performance


YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWickets
2019Mahendra Singh DhoniRunners UpMahendra Singh Dhoni416Imran Tahir26
2018Mahendra Singh DhoniChampionsAmbati Rayudu602Shardul Thakur16
2017Team Suspended-----
2016Team Suspended-----
2015Mahendra Singh DhoniRunners UpBrendon McCullum436Dwayne Bravo26
2014Mahendra Singh DhoniPlayoffsDwayne Smith566Mohit Sharma23
2013Mahendra Singh DhoniRunners UpMichael Hussey733Dwayne Bravo32
2012Mahendra Singh DhoniRunners UpSuresh Raina441Dwayne Bravo15
2011Mahendra Singh DhoniChampionsMichael Hussey492Ravichandran Ashwin20
2010Mahendra Singh DhoniChampionsSuresh Raina520Muttiah Muralitharan15
2009Mahendra Singh DhoniSemifinalsMatthew Hayden572Muttiah Muralitharan14
2008Mahendra Singh DhoniRunners UpSuresh Raina421Manpreet Gony17


Chennai Super Kings Squad - Players to Watch out


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The Chennai Super Kings do not have a pool of match winners, still it is one of the most successful teams in the Indian Premier League. This is made possible because the CSK players list consists of a large number of consistent performers, who are led by one of the best captains Mahendra Singh Dhoni. There are many prominent players to watch out in the CSK 2020 squad, such as:


Mahendra Singh Dhoni

The skipper of the team, Mahendra Singh Dhoni is one of the driving forces behind the team. He has led the team to playoffs in all the nine seasons the team has participated in. Therefore, he is expected to repeat the performance and bring the trophy back to Chennai Super Kings.


Suresh Raina

The highest scorer of Chennai Super Kings, Suresh Raina has been the most reliable batsman of the team and has played every match of the franchise. With multiple records, Suresh Raina is living under high expectations this season as well.


Deepak Chahar

With 12 wickets in the 10 matches of the last season, Deepak Chahar has had his breakthrough in 2018 IPL. The team expects more from him and Deepak Chahar has shown great consistency in the past few months.


Francois du Plessis

The Proteas captain has time and again proved his worth for the franchise in both batting and fielding. He has a strong frontfoot defence, powered by his hard hitting abilities which makes him a very important part of the team. His agility on the field is also a crucial reason why he has been a part of the franchise for long.


Lungisani Ngidi

The powerhouse of Proteas Pace attack has been a star performer for the Chennai Super Kings and had taken 11 wickets in the 7 matches of the previous season. However, with the advent of the 2020 IPL season, the team and the fans feel assured of a lethal pace attack from Lungisani Ngidi.


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FAQs on CSK


1: Why was Chennai Super Kings banned?

A: Chennai Super Kings was banned for two years, i.e. 2016 and 2017 seasons for the betting activities indulged into by one of its key officials, Gurunath Meiyappan.


2: Who is the owner of Chennai Super Kings?

A: The Chennai Super Kings is owned by Chennai Super Kings Cricket Limited, a subsidiary of India Cements.


3: How many times have Chennai Super Kings won IPL?

A: Chennai Super Kings have won 3 IPL Titles – in 2010, 2011 and 2018.


4: Will Dhoni play for CSK in 2020?

A: Yes, Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been named as the captain for the CSK 2020 squad.


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